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Introducing Democrazy!

January 26, 2015
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Introducing Democrazy!

Tweet Today the great Indian democracy celebrates its 66th Republic Day. In the years since independence, we are now older, more mature, with streaks of grey beginning to show in the receding hairline. We’ve seen wars, we’ve seen elections, we’ve seen political fiefdoms, we’ve seen the Hindu rate of growth, and we’ve seen a presumably...
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Merchants of Doom

January 18, 2015
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Merchants of Doom

Tweet Modi ji always said that he will promote industrial growth and especially manufacturing, under his Make in India campaign. True to form. there is a new small-scale industry in town. The industry of outrage. The industry of fear-mongering. The industry of spreading so many lies that it all starts appearing to be true. Because...
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Being Hindu

January 8, 2015
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Being Hindu

Tweet I am a Hindu. I was born to Hindu parents and became one by default. Is my religion a part of my identity? Perhaps. Do I care much about it? Perhaps not. Do I believe in god? Certainly. Human life is too much of a miracle to not believe in god. For all...
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How Big Is Your Package?

December 20, 2014
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How Big Is Your Package?

Tweet The last few weeks have been tough for most techies in India, or at least the non-IIT ones. As if the shameful burden of having studied at an institute lesser than the hallowed Indian Institute of Technology wasn’t already killing us, we’ve had to bear the ignominy of the screaming headlines in newspapers every...
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Open Letter to Musharraf ji

December 18, 2014
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Open Letter to Musharraf ji

Tweet Dear Musharraf ji, Hope you get well soon. That foot stuck inside your mouth must hurt a lot, though I must say you still look quite fit and fine for someone with your advancing age and these terrible health issues. But you are quite amazing. A day after a heart-breaking tragedy hits your...
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Posted in Open Letters, Satire | 2 Comments »

For a Nobel Cause

October 11, 2014
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For a Nobel Cause

Tweet There have been many immortal gestures of love and peace in human history. Shahjahan building Tajmahal for his wife. Gandhi ji leading peaceful marches straight into the waiting lathis of evil British occupiers. Rocky going to Russia, beating their robot of a boxer, winning over the commies and helping end the Cold War....
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Open Letter to Modi ji

September 28, 2014
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Open Letter to Modi ji

Tweet Modi ji, Modi ji, Modi ji, Last night, as I watched you address the United Nation General Assembly in Hindi, my chest swelled with pride. It was so refreshing to see someone showing respect to our culture and trying to instill a sense of national pride among Indians who suffer from a major colonial...
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Posted in Open Letters | 20 Comments »

Dear Bollywood, Be A Sport

September 26, 2014
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Dear Bollywood, Be A Sport

Tweet Year after year, it is the same story. India goes to the Olympics and gets lesser medals than the number of hit movies involving Uday Chopra. India goes to the Asian Games and gets overshadowed by China. The only event where we seem to get some respect is the Commonwealth Games, and that...
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Open Letter to Bilawal Bhutto

September 21, 2014
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Open Letter to Bilawal Bhutto

Tweet Dear Bilawal ji, Pehle to wish you a very happy birthday. 26! Such a special age. Reminds me too of the time when i was young and stupid, though maybe not this much. As a special gift for your happy day, you are trending on social media and every Indian is talking about you....
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An Open Letter to Priyanka Gandhi

April 29, 2014
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An Open Letter to Priyanka Gandhi

Tweet Dear Mrs Vadra, You are amazing. Just look at you. That nice cotton saree. Glowing complexion. Skin so white that you could be in a Fair and Lovely ad. You’re like Indira ji reborn as a Fab India dressed angel out to save India from evil communal forces. You’ve taken on the big...
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10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

April 27, 2014
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10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

Tweet 1) Manmohan Singh ji can in fact talk. Even if his secretaries need to highlight sentences in his speeches where they want him to put more emphasis, or sections where they expect applause so that he can stop. He can speak. Allah be praised. 2) It wasn’t like Sonia ji didn’t let him do anything. Yes he...
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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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