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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

October 17, 2012
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Durga Pooja – NRI Style

Tweet I was shaken out of my reverie where I heard the loud ghonta and shaankh in the wee hours of dawn. It had drizzled the night before, and the cold and dampness in the air made me want to cocoon myself tighter. Shaking off the remnants of sleep, I tried to bring my world into focus...
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A Dirty But Nostalgic Picture

December 22, 2011
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A Dirty But Nostalgic Picture

Tweet The first time I heard the song “Ooh-La-La-Ooh-La-La-Tu-Hai-Meri-Fantasy”, nostalgic memories (which had nothing to do with the rampant shaking of mammaries) were evoked. Like Ravi Verma’s incarnation Monty in Karz, who used to get occasional flashback images of a Kali Mandir in negative print while his memory went into spurts of power saving...
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The FOB who became an ABCD

December 4, 2011
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The FOB who became an ABCD

Tweet She was a starry eyed fresh off the boat when she landed at the Seattle airport and was driven to her host family by one of the members of the Indian Students’ Association who helped jetlagged, confused, and unsettled FOBs like her settle down the first time they landed in America. Her host...
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