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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The Car Blocking the Driveway

March 4, 2012
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The Car Blocking the Driveway

Tweet The wife woke me up early morning today and asked me to go get milk before the Mother-Dairy runs out of stock.  Another downside of living in a third world country; you cant get milk around the clock. So i took the car keys and headed out to...
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

February 26, 2012
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The Story of Indian Cricket’s Fall

Tweet Much has been written about the ongoing Indian tour of Australia. The tour has seen the world champions flounder against what was being termed a mediocre Australian team, but we have encountered strong evidence that seems to suggest a twist in the tale. Here, breaking on the Baking...
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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...
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

January 28, 2012
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Dont Mess With Our Sentiments, We’re Indian

Tweet A few days ago, Jay Leno made derogatory references to the Golden Temple on his show. Our religious sentiments were hurt, and now we have blown this up into a massive controversy. Take that, you American sense of humor. The joke was on super rich Republican presidential hopeful...
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

January 22, 2012
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There’s No Such Thing as Bad Publicity

Tweet Not often does an individual’s attending a gathering of writers make so much news as the Salman Rushdie saga has over the past week. Salman Rushdie’s presence at the Jaipur Literature Festival has suddenly become an issue of national importance even bigger than the dress Katrina Kaif wore...
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Baking News: Successful MTV Roadies To Get Direct Entry into IAS

January 21, 2012
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Baking News: Successful MTV Roadies To Get Direct Entry into IAS

Tweet The Indian government today announced a surprise decision to leverage the auditions of the popular reality TV show MTV Roadies, for filling up the backlog of officers in the IAS. Here’ an excerpt from the official press release. “MTV Roadies has grown to become a phenomenon in India...
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