Monthly Archives: January 2012

Picking up the pieces

For the past several days, the story of Falak, a 2-year old battling for life at AIIMS, has dominated the media. Outrage, shock, sickening – the words that have been bandied about. Now, I am no women’s libber in male … Continue reading

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Weight-loss की वाट

A mother’s love can be detrimental to any planned weight-loss programme, and a mother’s love, especially in Punjabi households, manifests itself as 8-inch diameter aloo parathas (potato stuffed parathas), served with dollops and dollops of butter. A recent trip back … Continue reading

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The rites of writing

Why do I write? Maybe, it’s my catharsis, at the end of each day. It’s my way of talking to some one, but no one in particular. Writers are usually loony, and often alone, and sometimes lonely. Writing therefore is … Continue reading

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Meeting a legend

I like watching movies, but when it comes to genuflection before the actors who star in them, I tend to draw a line. Maybe it’s the journalistic ego, that prevents us from acting as star-struck fans. I recall as a … Continue reading

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A matter of life and death

What is it that makes us so afraid of dying? Is it just the vanilla fear of the unknown, or is it the love for life? Or is it the sense of not having enough accomplishments to your name that … Continue reading

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Of BJs, PJs and WCs

I still don’t know why I became a journalist – sure, I wanted to write, but then, all writers don’t enter journalism to satisfy their creative fantasies. As a business journalist (BJ), who’s done a bit of this and a … Continue reading

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Dear Life,

It’s been 38 years and counting, and it will soon be 39 in another 7 months, and I can’t really claim that I have deciphered you. I guess such is your nature, that people twice my age and still counting, … Continue reading

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