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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Cross Connection – Inter Racial Weddings

May 19, 2012
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Cross Connection – Inter Racial Weddings

Tweet If England and America are two nations divided by a common language, India is a collage of nations glued clumsily by a common desire to ridicule one another. For example, a Bengali will tell you solemnly that the word Marwadi is synonymous with unscrupulous buccaneers even though Bengal’s economy today...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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