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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 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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Facing destiny

Destiny can play strange tricks on the mind, making you deviate from your chosen course of action, and many men, over the course of centuries, have succumbed to their destiny, literally. What is it that makes a man leave a … Continue reading

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The other side of the coin

It started out as a discussion in the edit meeting and my colleagues, all hardcore Mumbaikars, unlike me who’s an expat, were chorusing about the travails of daily commute on the auto-rickshaws in the city. It’s the usual litany of … Continue reading

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