The Many Benefits of a Harsh Winter

January 19, 2013
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The Many Benefits of a Harsh Winter

Tweet This winter I have spent a lot of my free time sitting in front of the computer thinking of writing, but just haven’t been able to take my hands out of my...
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Open Letter to the Mayan People

January 10, 2013
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Open Letter to the Mayan People

Tweet Dear Mayan people, The world did not end. Thank you for nothing. Actually, thank you for giving us the biggest disappointment since Tushar Kapoor. I mean, what the hell? Do you know the damage your miscalculation has caused us humans? The world will end. The world will end. The world...
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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....
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Let Us Never Forget

December 29, 2012
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Let Us Never Forget

Tweet We woke up today to a terrible news. The brave girl who suffered the horrifying gangrape in Delhi passed away last night, after an extended battle with her injuries. May she rest in peace. Now we know the usual drill. Something terrible happens. We outrage on Twitter and...
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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...
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The Sad State of our Democracy

December 23, 2012
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The Sad State of our Democracy

Tweet When we were little kids in school, Civics used to be one of the drab subjects. Drab but important, because it taught us a lot about our society, law, democratic principles, governance etc. There was the cool sounding, ‘democracy is government by the people, from the people, for...
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New Year. New Pressure.

December 22, 2012
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New Year. New Pressure.

Tweet Today’s newspaper was full of fliers. There were the usual property dealer ads, fancy gyms that offered to make you lose 50 kg by burning money instead of...
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On Women, Rapes and Medieval India

December 19, 2012
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On Women, Rapes and Medieval India

Tweet There’s something very wrong going on with the world we live in. No, I am not talking about the abysmal performance of the Indian cricket team, Sachin not retiring, or even global warming. This is about the increasingly horrid news stories we’ve been hearing these past few days....
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Die Another Day – An Apocalypse Survivor’s Guide

December 15, 2012
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Die Another Day – An Apocalypse Survivor’s Guide

As per the Mayans, the world is to end this month. Here's a look at the lessons Hollywood disaster movies have taught us about how to survive when everything around is collapsing, flyovers are falling apart, tsunamis are wreaking havoc, and the end is nigh.
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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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Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

December 2, 2012
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Open Letter to Arnab Goswami

Open letter to Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Times Now, who has been accused in a recent news report of being a vindictive, difficult-to-work-with boss who only cares to provide entertaining news people want to watch, and wouldn't mind ignoring journalistic values in his quest for TRPs.
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Wedding Shedding

November 17, 2012
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Wedding Shedding

A dummy's guide to the Punjabi Wedding, with full inside scoops on all that goes on behind the scenes, in front of the camera and at the dinner buffet. A must read, this wedding season.
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YOLO: You Only Live Once

November 17, 2012
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YOLO: You Only Live Once

YOLO, or 'You Only Live Once' is apparently the rage with youngsters these days. Here's my account of how i tried incorporating it in my life for the coolness quotient. Didnt work very well though.
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