Author Archives: tejeesh

1984

I recall the day, October 31, perhaps a tad more vividly than the scores of news anchors, some of whom I suspect were either my age – 11 years, 3 months and 16 days – and some, whom I believe … Continue reading

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Dear Men, AND Women, let’s ‘rape’ our mindset

Let me at the outset clarify the use of the word rape, lest it generates another controversy – rape here is a metaphor for brutalization, and not the physical, legally defined rape. I recall an incident from within my family, … Continue reading

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The way we live

If I were to go away, this is what I would say to you all: We live in an age of cynicism and hypocrisy. We’d rather leap to conclusions, than take a leap of faith and reach out to the … Continue reading

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That uneasy feeling

How often have we felt that uneasy feeling, that something has either gone wrong without us realising it, or comprehending it fully, or something is about to go wrong and we don’t have a darn clue about it. The past … Continue reading

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The middle-class has no country

So, petrol prices shot up by Rs 7.50 per litre in one go, as the government, compelled by the rupee depreciation and with immediate politics out of the way (read parliament session), showed it has Dutch courage when the going … Continue reading

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Strangers in the night

There was still a little under an hour to go to strike the time when Cinderella’s coach usually metamorphoses into a pumpkin, as I trudged back to my night shelter, dragging one foot after another. Most shops had shut, save … Continue reading

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Difficult Times

So here I was, brooding over some personal incidents over the past week, mulling over the validity of some home truths in this day and age, watching a movie on the life and times of King Arthur. Time was, when … Continue reading

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