Posts Tagged ‘ India ’

Of Incompetence, Inability, and Incontinence

January 8, 2009
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Of Incompetence, Inability, and Incontinence

Tweet Pranab Mukherjee is a great son of India who has had a long and distinguished political career. Ever since his accidental inclusion in the union cabinet to achieve an auspicious count of ministers way back in 1973, he has worked tirelessly towards making India a better place to live. But after all these...
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Its a Small World

December 18, 2008
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Tweet You stupid FOB. Who the hell asked you to come to this country? You dumbasses from India take away from all the hard work we put into getting accepted in this country. You stink. Your India stinks. Akhil kept listening as AJ lashed out at his Indianness. AJ was Indian. Kind of. His...
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Posted in Indians Abroad, Short Stories | 19 Comments »

Smile. You’re Indian

December 10, 2008
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Smile. You’re Indian

Tweet Are you an Indian? If yes, take a minute and cheer for yourself. You may not realize it, but Life is pretty G.O.O.D. India is blossoming. Indian industry is growing. India is prospering. As they liked saying, India is Shining. Need more reasons? Here, you cynical Indian, are some reasons to be proud...
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Posted in Satire | 28 Comments »

Mommy Mommy

December 5, 2008
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Tweet The drama continues… Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said it was the “obligation” of the world community to ensure that perpetrators of the “horrible” crime are brought to justice Singh said India will await the “outcome” of its message to the world before deciding on future course of action with regard to...
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Posted in Current Affairs | 5 Comments »

VP Singh is Dead

November 30, 2008
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Tweet In the midst of all the news surrounding the Mumbai blasts, one important event got sidelined. The death of  Vishwanath Pratap Singh, former prime minister of India. Adopted by the Maharaja of Manda at the age of five, VP Singh went on to become the Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. As CM he...
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Terrorists’ Best Friends – News Channels

November 29, 2008
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Terrorists’ Best Friends – News Channels

Tweet Till a few years back, here’s how terrorists operated. They picked a target, decided whether they want to bomb or shoot, implement the plan and kill a bunch of people, and soon the world would get to know about it. There would be news for a few days and then people would move...
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Posted in Current Affairs, Indian Media Circus | 7 Comments »

Path to Greatness

November 19, 2008
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Path to Greatness

Tweet James Ellroy once said “Anybody who doesn’t know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.” The dichotomy between crime and politics has been often talked about. Once you are a big enough politician/criminal, the lines start diminishing. Nothing you do is wrong. You can kill ten thousand people and nothing...
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Divided We Fall

November 16, 2008
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Divided We Fall

Tweet Once upon a time, there was a nation that could have lived happily ever after. But then that nation decided to become a democracy, and a confused mix of socialism and communism and capitalism. Things would never be the same again. Down the line, several new isms joined in. Big brother communalism started...
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Basmati’s Got Company

November 14, 2008
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Basmati’s Got Company

Tweet Readers might rewind their brains to many years ago, when there was this huge outcry about an American company acquiring patent rights over Basmati rice. Yes, the very same Basmati rice that we Indians have been cultivating for, for, forever.  How dare they? Basmati is India, spelt in seven letters. Well, they were...
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Little India

June 17, 2008
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Little India

Tweet Right here in Newyork’s backyard exists a quaint little neighbourhood called Jackson Heights. Sometimes also known as Little India. A visit there and you actually feel like you are in some Delhi market. Chandni Chowk anyone? Here’s some pictures of this great Indian getaway. Did you want to buy some Jewellery? Some nice...
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Posted in New York, Photos, Travel | 18 Comments »

Skeletons In India’s Closet?

December 23, 2007
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Tweet I occasionally come across stories/articles that send shivers down the spine This one shook me to the bones. Literally. This was about the awful hideous practice of illegal trade of a unique kind – of bones. Of real people. These people steal corpses from graves, and from cremation grounds. They then sell their...
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What Kind of Indian Are You?

October 16, 2007
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Tweet 1. Do you vote? In the club elections? Always Hell yea They are all equally bad. What’s the use? Used to. Till they ended reservation for my caste. 2. You are stopped at a traffic light. The light turns green and you take four seconds to move. People behind you start honking. You?...
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Going to America

October 13, 2007
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Tweet Going to America. The song was set on an infinite loop in Rajiv’s mind, and had played out about ten thousand times in the last two days. He was after all, going to America. That though couldn’t happen till he finished packing. Which would be once his mom was done stuffing fifteen packs...
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The Other India

October 7, 2007
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Tweet India is shining. The Indian elephant is on a roll, galloping along on the path to economic progress. India has more billionaires than any other Asian country. Indians are starting new companies. Indian companies are acquiring foreign ones. The rupee is stronger than it has been in recent years. Foreign exchange reserves are...
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(Dis)Unity in Diversity?

September 30, 2007
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Tweet Unity in Diversity. We have grown up hearing this common refrain while referring to India. But as India celebrates its 60 years of independence, and amidst the immense euphoria regarding the massive strides that the country is taking on various economic and technological fronts, we Indians need to pause for a moment and...
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