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Aamir Khan Row: How social media makes fanatics out of perfectly sane people!

When I see a lot of my friends share anti-Amir Khan messages on their FB walls and keep spreading messages on Whatsapp to boycott his or Shahrukh Khan’s movies, I can’t help but wonder how many of them really took… Continue Reading →

The Temasek Village and the Bloody Indians

Sample this: A group of very loud Indians crowd the lobby, climb over one another inside a circular cane chair that looked particularly photo-worthy, take many pictures, selfies and groupfies and whatnot. One of them, a pot-bellied middle-aged guy in… Continue Reading →

When was the last time you felt Alive?

When was the last time you cycled in the rain on a deserted road? And drank rain water off a leaf. When was the last time you beat the sun and saw it slide up on the sky, while you sat… Continue Reading →

The Digital Dehumanization

In the last visit to my hometown, I witnessed something less usual. While I was out shopping in the market with my father, I had chance meetings with several people; people who I hadn’t met in the last fifteen years…. Continue Reading →

Short Autobiography of a Whatsapping Man!

There was a time when we just loved some people at the parties because they had an inexhaustible supply of jokes to keep everyone entertained. When we made greetings cards for close friends, visited them or at least called them on… Continue Reading →

ShutAPP: Why Nobody is Talking about Access Neutrality?

Figure this. You enter a shop and the shopkeeper tells you bluntly, “Sir, you’ve got to come in a suit. I am not selling you otherwise”. How would that make you feel? A few days back, I attempted buying something… Continue Reading →

A Beautiful Criminal

In the grind and mundaneness of our daily lives, we often forget that there is so much joy in the little things that we ignore each day. And sometimes, we are reminded that we didn’t realize things that are always around us… Continue Reading →

Happiness doesn’t Come in Square Feet

I had promised my kid that come summer vacation I will take him to a village. A real village. Not the road side settlements behind a few trees on the fringes of towns. So off we went to a village… Continue Reading →

My MBA. My Degree. My Choice.

My MBA, My degree, My choice. Whether I join the college through CAT or MAT, or XAT or any damn “AT”. Or all of the above. My choice. Don’t judge my degree based on which exam score was used. I… Continue Reading →

Odisha Maritime Museum: The Intrepid Seafarers of Kalinga and their Forgotten Legacy

The Maritime Museum at Cuttack is a fitting testimony to Odisha’s glorious maritime past. Built at the site of a factory that produced large forged iron equipment during the British era, today the museum is home to several rare artifacts including… Continue Reading →

Living in Death

I lie quietly on the bed. Fan whirring over my head. Leaves rustling outside the window. My ailing wife feebly groaning by my side. I can still hear them all, clear and crisp. I can still feel that I am… Continue Reading →

The Killer: A Story

I woke up to a steaming paper cup lowered over my face. Through the slender fingers from which the rolled and waxed paper cylinder suspended, I looked up at the woman towering over me, her slight face cupped in the… Continue Reading →

20 hours, 300 seconds: A day in IIM Ahmedabad

A blatantly inconsiderate sound pierced through my subconscious mind that, until the mishap happened, was running the slides of a fairly impossible yet infinitely desirable incident. The slides, playing somewhere on a little screen in the intricate alleys of my brain,… Continue Reading →

Why Salman Khan is Saying Nothing but the Truth in the Hit-and-run Case

People are mean. They pass judgement too quickly. Quicker than the time it took Salman to get down from the vehicle from the driver’s side and stand on the other side like a little innocent child who failed to sharpen… Continue Reading →

Mumbai Local

It was pitch-dark below the belly of the A-320. Some twinkling lights occasionally tried in vain to illuminate what seemed like a vast expanse of molten pitch. I was shivering in 22 degrees inside the metal-fibre frame, though comfortably insulated… Continue Reading →

Six Life’s Lessons to Learn Even from Aircel: The Most Horrific Telecom Brand in India

Learning these lessons is far stronger if you happen to be in Aircel Odisha Circle. I must profusely thank Aircel that has over the last 1.5 months taught me so much to last me a lifetime. I have emerged from this… Continue Reading →

The Song of Stench

I wake up into a lazy sunday morning, the yellow rays of a mellow sun pushing through the fluttering curtains. I can’t see the sun, but the distant horizon running parallel to my window sill has turned orange. The twinkling… Continue Reading →

Uncivilized I want to stay!

My three year kid loves birds and animals. He asks me questions on who can eat whom or who will win if there is a fight between the two. These hypothetical questions are difficult to answer. But I try, using… Continue Reading →

Who Died a Dog’s Death?

While driving back home from college after a long day today, I saw from a distance a white mass lying on the road. A polythene bag might have been dragged in by wind from somewhere, I first thought. Or may… Continue Reading →

Happy Women’s Day

You are the origin of life, but also the biggest killer of the male species. You embody love, harmony and peace,  and yet you are one of the primordial reasons why men fight. You feed men and yet leave them… Continue Reading →

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