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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I Want To be A South Indian

March 31, 2012
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I Want To be A South Indian

Tweet I returned home from work today feeling quite happy about Friday and the lack of traffic jams en-route. I then logged on to Twitter like all normal people do these days as soon as they reach home. People were discussing this article by some Aakar Patel. The guy was...
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

March 29, 2012
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Dummy’s Guide To Staying Safe In Modern India

Tweet Newspapers these days are full of reports about people having all sorts of weird things happen to them. Murders over parking slots, rapes, thefts, acid attacks, battered kids slammed against walls, Abhishek Bachchan having a baby, and what not. Makes you long for the good old days of...
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Open Letter to Arms Dealers

March 26, 2012
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Tweet Dear Arms Dealers and their Assorted Cronies, This is in reference to the recent news about the measly 14 crore bribe offered to the Indian army chief, General VK Singh. As a resident of a modern, developing India with a high rate on inflation, i am appalled. Nothing in...
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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...
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