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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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Mosquito Hunter

December 8, 2012
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Mosquito Hunter

I love killing mosquitoes. It is my superpower.
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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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Del – NYC Tweet Style

September 16, 2011
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Del – NYC Tweet Style

Tweet Flew to New York this week on a two week vacation. Took some notes during the flight. Think of it as a live tweet of the 15 hour journey. T3. Whoa. Big. Flying a day after the 9/11 10th anniversary. I deserve a bravery award. 16 months old and junior is on his...
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Road Rage – A Survivor’s Guide

July 23, 2011
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Road Rage – A Survivor’s Guide

Tweet Last week, former cricketer Atul Wassan got beaten up for overtaking the Haryana CM’s security people in Gurgaon this week. This is just the latest in our long legacy of killing or maiming people over issues of national importance such as overtaking, a scratch on the car, or a few seconds delay in...
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10 Rules for Driving on Indian Roads

June 16, 2011
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10 Rules for Driving on Indian Roads

Tweet Alright people, print this out and stick it on a wall in front of your desk. Print bumper stickers if you like. Forward this to all friends, foes and colleagues. The following tips will save your life. They will make you the king of Indian roads. Nobody will ever overtake you again. Not...
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Dummy’s Guide to a Minor Passport

August 21, 2010
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Dummy’s Guide to a Minor Passport

Tweet Alright, this is going to be one of those posts you should immediately bookmark. It is so epic it’s almost a public service announcement. This post will tell you how to get a passport for your minor child. An Indian passport, to be precise. We don’t do China. Let’s start with a little...
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Manmohan Singh Gets His I-Day Speech

August 14, 2010
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Manmohan Singh Gets His I-Day Speech

Tweet …and this is where Manmohan Singh’s Independance day speech was drafted.
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Blood On My Hands

November 8, 2009
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Blood On My Hands

Of late I have taken to hunting. In a big way. No fancy rifles for me. A Lakhani Hawai Chappal does a great job! The best part is that the more i kill, the more there seem to be. Its like the akshay patra of Mahabharata, the bowl that was always full of food. Somewhere...
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Google Doodle Contest – My India

October 24, 2009
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Google Doodle Contest – My India

Indian kids are a very creative lot, going by the shortlisted entries out of several thousand submissions for the Google Doodle contest. Check out what India means to our young ones, and vote for your favorite design!
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O Gandhi. Where Art Thou?

October 2, 2009
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O Gandhi. Where Art Thou?

Tweet All along i kept telling myself that your method of non violence was a silly concept that just delayed Independence. But today i feel that more than gaining independence it was the discipline that you taught your children that was your greatest gift. You united them all. The Punjabi, the Marathis, the Tamils,...
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The New India

August 25, 2009
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Tweet The other day i was listening to the radio while returning from the office after the regular grind, and came across this very interesting exchange. So this guy called up the RJ (Radio Jockey), and they were talking. Bhai saab was an MBA student from FMS (which by the way, is one of...
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Happy Birthday, India

August 15, 2009
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Tweet The Indian nation grows older by another year today. Happy Independence day. Let us all take a moment to reflect on what Independence means for us, and work on doing  our bit towards being responsible citizens of this great nation of ours. For once let’s stop cribbing about what is lacking with the...
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Google Knows it All

January 28, 2009
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Google Knows it All

Tweet Google as we all know, is God. Google knows everything. Google Baba will answer all your queries and solve all your problems. If you go to Google.com and start typing a question, it will start suggesting some questions that people have been looking for, and a number of the results matching that query....
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New WordPress Theme – Elegant

January 21, 2009
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New WordPress Theme – Elegant

Tweet Here’s introducing the first of more to come publicly available amreekandesi themes – Amreekandesi-Elegant. Features: Elegant is a two column theme, with a right sidebar. The theme is tested on Mozilla Firefox as well as Internet explorer, which is to say that it results in the same display on both browsers (That’s a...
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