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Strangers No More

November 11, 2013
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Strangers No More

Tweet [Prologue: Twenty five years after they have left engineering colleges, students - now full bodied professionals with fat...
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The Original Bihar-Ke-Lala

October 2, 2013
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The Original Bihar-Ke-Lala

Tweet Guest post by Mallikarjuna Kalika, sarcastic blogger, cricket buff, currently doing BTech from a reputable institution, but disillusioned with engineering (who isn’t!). A voracious eater and an avid reader. You can find his blog here.] I remember this guy from high school who was cheated out of an opportunity to cheat in the exams. He...
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Saas, Bahu, and Nonsense

September 14, 2013
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Saas, Bahu, and Nonsense

Tweet Guest post by Mallikarjuna Kalika, who is a brilliant blogger and a cricket buff. Currently doing BTech from a reputable institution, but is disillusioned with engineering (who isn’t!). A voracious eater, eats like he is paid to do it, and an avid reader. You can find his blog here.] Finally, I am home after what...
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It Is No Longer Not My Problem

December 31, 2012
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It Is No Longer Not My Problem

Tweet So the rapists ought to be castrated and butchered, ours is a nation of political eunuchs, and RIP The-Lass-Who-Died-Unnamed. And soon Tuesday morning dawns, we make our way to work, 2013 washes over us in the blink of an eye, and life moves on ruthlessly, as do people. But let us not fault...
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The Annual Pilgrimage

December 28, 2012
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The Annual Pilgrimage

Tweet It’s March again and spring is just around the corner. The tickets are only £450 each. “I miss India. Lets just book our December trip now.” She says. “Yes me too. Tickets should be reasonable this far in advance, right?” You reply. Four months pass. Work priorities take over. The tickets and trip...
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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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The Mumbai High

July 25, 2012
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The Mumbai High

Tweet There’s something about Mumbai. Of all the places I like in the country, it’s the one I find hardest to leave. While other cities might evoke feelings of nostalgia and make my heart sigh, Mumbai has a You know you want me attitude. Yes I do, I find myself saying, as I get...
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What Indian Ads tell us about Earthlings

July 3, 2012
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What Indian Ads tell us about Earthlings

Tweet Alien Report to Mothership: What Indian Ads tell us about these Earthlings Re: XAZ8943 (my ID) submitting Report to the Bureau of Invasions & Analysis at Xargabhumi, after 12 months of review. Coordinates: India. Selected for study due to its large population, expected to be a representative enough sample of earthlings. Also to...
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

May 26, 2012
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A Heartbeat Away From Moving Back To India

Tweet Sometimes I feel like I’m a heartbeat away from moving to India. Maybe it will take one more cell-phone contract or one more explanation of what Namaste means before I run to the airport. Granted, I have moments like these in India too, where I’m one more electricity-being-cut-off-day from attacking the electricity board...
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From New Jersey, With Love

May 6, 2012
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From New Jersey, With Love

Tweet It all started on a summer afternoon in August. I was walking towards the university’s auditorium for the graduation walk along with a hundred other black robes, gowns and golden scarves (looking like the dance of death in The Seventh Seal). I was in elite company. Batch-mates who had completed semesters of internships in companies, had...
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The Coup That Wasn’t

April 23, 2012
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The Coup That Wasn’t

Tweet Messenger to Macbeth – As I did stand my watch upon the hill, I look’d toward Birnam, and anon, methought, The wood began to move. Thailand and Mali – countries that have had coups in recent times with several others showing remarkable potential. If you’ve wondered whether we had the potential to go...
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Advertising Ka Jalwa

April 18, 2012
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Advertising Ka Jalwa

Tweet ‘Please don’t go away. We will be right back after a ‘short’ break.’ Advertisements. Hate them or love them, you just cannot escape them. Every ten minutes, in the middle of a highly engrossing match or a TV show, you are subjected to random models or celebrities strutting their stuff across your screen,...
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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

February 23, 2012
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Boast is the Secret of Our Energy

Tweet Today, I wake up to my all new iPhone 4s (yes, I’m an Apple fanboy, blame it on the US), use my all-in-one electric shaver ($25­ – “Black Friday Deal!”) and then sit at my work-desk in a Bangalore-based startup with my Micr##@ft wireless keyboard and mouse ($20­ – “Another Deal!!”); unconsciously standing...
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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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