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Amreekandesi – The Book

October 1, 2012
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Amreekandesi – The Book

Tweet I realize i haven’t written anything on the blog for over a month, but it is with good reason. I have finally made progress on my dream project, which was an idea fostering in my mind ever since i started writing 5 years ago, with a blog tagline that went ‘Stories from America’....
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In The Government We Trust

August 25, 2012
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In The Government We Trust

Tweet The past few weeks have been disturbing. Riots in Assam. A minor riot in Mumbai. A prolonged curfew in Bareilly, and god knows what other small towns. Crackdown on social media. The iPhone 5 has still not been launched. To make it worse, my favorite people have been voted out of Jhalak Dikhla Ja....
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Olympics 2012. Tweet Style

August 14, 2012
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Olympics 2012. Tweet Style

Tweet The Olympics are over. It was a fun ride the past two weeks, watching all sorts of exotic sports (read, non-cricket) and learning words hitherto unknown to Indians, like repechage and ‘olympic medals’. Now as we get back to our regular fare of Balika Vadhu and Indian Idle Idol, here’s highlights from the...
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The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate

July 29, 2012
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The Rise and Fall of Satyamev Jayate

Tweet Satyamev Jayate ended today, bringing to an end the initial instalment of one of the most talked about non-Ekta Kapoor shows on Indian Television in recent times. The show got off to a heady start. Everybody was very excited. Well, the naysayers are always there, but in general people had high hopes from...
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7 Indian Sports They Should Introduce At The Olympics

July 26, 2012
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7 Indian Sports They Should Introduce At The Olympics

Tweet The Olympic fever is on. While India has sent a sizable contingent of sportspeople and officials, people like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps are alone expected to win more medals than all of India, the nation of a billion people. We appreciate that the true spirit of Olympics lies in participation, on which...
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Dummy’s Guide To Avoid Getting Molested

July 25, 2012
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Dummy’s Guide To Avoid Getting Molested

Tweet Alright, so we all know of the Guwahati incident. We outraged about and wrote about it and tweeted about it. But did we all derive the right lessons out of the incident and the shamelessness of it all? Here, let me lay out some foolproof ways to avoid getting molested in modern, lawless...
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Satyamev Jayate

May 8, 2012
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Satyamev Jayate

Tweet Aamir Khan’s new show Satyamev Jayate began this week amidst immense hype and scrutiny. By now a lot has been written and said about it, but i just had to write about it after watching the first episode last night. In case you haven’t watched it yet, the first episode of the show...
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I Want To be A South Indian

March 31, 2012
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I Want To be A South Indian

Tweet I returned home from work today feeling quite happy about Friday and the lack of traffic jams en-route. I then logged on to Twitter like all normal people do these days as soon as they reach home. People were discussing this article by some Aakar Patel. The guy was on top of Twitter trends...
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

March 29, 2012
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

Tweet Newspapers these days are full of reports about people having all sorts of weird things happen to them. Murders over parking slots, rapes, thefts, acid attacks, battered kids slammed against walls, Abhishek Bachchan having a baby, and what not. Makes you long for the good old days of chain snatchings, tires being stolen...
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Open Letter to Arms Dealers

March 26, 2012
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Tweet Dear Arms Dealers and their Assorted Cronies, This is in reference to the recent news about the measly 14 crore bribe offered to the Indian army chief, General VK Singh. As a resident of a modern, developing India with a high rate on inflation, i am appalled. Nothing in India is cheap anymore. I...
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The Day The Earth Did Not Stand Still

March 6, 2012
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The Day The Earth Did Not Stand Still

Tweet It was a regular day. We had just got back from lunch. We used the full designated hour, in true Indian tradition. Rinsed the mouth, got the dose of saunf, and completed two rounds of the office complex while discussing important issues like how much money the Indian cricketers must have been paid...
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The Car Blocking the Driveway

March 4, 2012
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The Car Blocking the Driveway

Tweet The wife woke me up early morning today and asked me to go get milk before the Mother-Dairy runs out of stock.  Another downside of living in a third world country; you cant get milk around the clock. So i took the car keys and headed out to finish the crucial business. The...
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

February 26, 2012
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

Tweet Much has been written about the ongoing Indian tour of Australia. The tour has seen the world champions flounder against what was being termed a mediocre Australian team, but we have encountered strong evidence that seems to suggest a twist in the tale. Here, breaking on the Baking News Network, is an exclusive...
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

January 28, 2012
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

Tweet A few days ago, Jay Leno made derogatory references to the Golden Temple on his show. Our religious sentiments were hurt, and now we have blown this up into a massive controversy. Take that, you American sense of humor. The joke was on super rich Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, and the Golden...
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

January 22, 2012
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Tweet Not often does an individual’s attending a gathering of writers make so much news as the Salman Rushdie saga has over the past week. Salman Rushdie’s presence at the Jaipur Literature Festival has suddenly become an issue of national importance even bigger than the dress Katrina Kaif wore  at her latest public appearance....
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