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Elections 2014 – The Anti-Social Media

April 6, 2014
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Elections 2014 – The Anti-Social Media

Tweet As an avid social media enthusiast with strong opinions and a healthy following, i am not happy with the state of affairs. Very disappointed. I have been called an AAPtard, a Moditard, and a Rahultard at various points of time. Every day some or the other person asks me how much money i...
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Elections 2014 – The Great Indian Circus

March 30, 2014
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Elections 2014 – The Great Indian Circus

Tweet This election season is heating up. The debates are raging, in news studios, parks and around water coolers in offices. Decades old friendships are being broken over people’s political loyalties. The biggest question in everybody’s minds is no longer the name of the celebrity who will feature on the next episode of Koffee...
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Open Letter to Advani ji

March 23, 2014
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Open Letter to Advani ji

Tweet Dear Advani ji, I don’t know if there is an easy way of saying this to someone so senior, so i’ll just say it upfront. Please let it go. It is not worth it, and you are just going to damage your legacy. Move on. Leave it. Chhodo. Chhade de. [See i even looked...
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Another Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

March 16, 2014
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Another Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Tweet Dear Kejriwal ji, Not too long ago, i risked going against the Supreme Court’s verdict on article 377 by going fully gay for you, the messiah of hope, the man who was to end all corruption in the country. I asked you, RTI activist, Magsaysay award winner, catalyst of a massive anti-corruption movement...
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Dhoom 3 – America, Trolled

January 1, 2014
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Dhoom 3 – America, Trolled

Tweet I just got back from watching Dhoom 3, having heard mixed reactions about the movie, and i can confidently say that i feel sad for the people who weren’t able to see through the genius of the movie. This is an epic. It’s a work of art. Dear GoI, Dear Bollywood – allow...
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Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

December 28, 2013
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Open Letter to Arvind Kejriwal

Tweet Dear Kejriwal ji, You’ve done it. Chief Minister. From a one-man army to being the one who brought down a government of 15 years. Who would have thought! They called you to form a party and fight elections, and you did. And how. I spent a month listening to your radio appeals for...
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Maid in India

December 19, 2013
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Maid in India

Tweet Yaar America, what have you done? We were all happily enjoying our lives and engaging in healthy debates on Twitter about the virtues of important people like Rahul Gandhi, Armaan Kohli and Deepika Padukone, but you just had to spoil it all. One arrest, and you managed to outrage a nation of outragers....
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Sachin Tendulkar Retires!

October 11, 2013
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Sachin Tendulkar Retires!

Tweet Sachin Tendulkar finally announced his retirement from test cricket yesterday, thereby allowing the millions of posts people had written over the last 2-3 years to finally go out of their drafts folder and get published. Phew. There isn’t much else left to write that hasn’t already been written in tributes from journalists, editors,...
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The Importance of Being Manmohan Singh

September 29, 2013
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The Importance of Being Manmohan Singh

Tweet These days it feels like the whole world is going through a lover’s tiff with our good Prime Minister. The poor guy has gone to America, popularly known in IT circles as ‘onsite’, and they still won’t leave him alone for a nice vacation to do a Hop-On-Hop-Off tour of Manhattan. First Rahul...
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The 10 Commandments of Writers

September 17, 2013
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The 10 Commandments of Writers

Tweet 1) Thou shalt write for personal satisfaction. Don’t expect to buy yachts writing books. Or even more than a few kilo onions. Who do you think you are? Jhumpa Lahiri? 2) Thy publisher is thy god. Sing songs praising them every day. Do it when you wake up. Sing when you eat lunch. Sing when...
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Open Letter to the Prime Minister

August 28, 2013
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Open Letter to the Prime Minister

Tweet Dear Sirjee, I have bad memory. Almost pathetic at times. Every year i end up getting confused whether the wife’s birthday is on 7th or 8th April. One day i’ll get beaten up, i tell you. I am now thinking of ordering discounted stock of Revital from Amazon. Salman ji has been doing...
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Open Letter to Shahrukh Khan

August 25, 2013
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Open Letter to Shahrukh Khan

Tweet Dear Shahrukh, Two months ago, i  was in your town for my book launch. In Mumbai for a couple of hectic days for the big event. We didn’t have time to go to any of the touristy destinations, but the missus insisted on one place we just had to see. Mannat. Your home....
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The Office

August 18, 2013
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The Office

Tweet The year was 2008. We were a newly-married couple living in New York. The start of our happily-ever-after married life. I had been in the states a few years already. The missus was still relatively new to the country, and finding her feet in the new life. Those were exciting times when everything...
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Small States. Big Debate.

August 9, 2013
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Small States. Big Debate.

Tweet After the recent announcement of creation of the Telangana state, my first reaction was a sense of disappointment. ‘This is just a political stunt.’ ‘These people will break up the coutry for their petty gains.’ ‘Are we going back to the hundreds of princely states Sardar Patel and co. helped consolidate?’ And i...
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

August 4, 2013
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Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

The story of Milkha Singh is something people of my generation grew up reading, mostly in general knowledge books. My parent's generation actually witnessed his achievements, and the current generation perhaps never even heard of him. This movie recreates that legend, and how.
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