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- Poessay: Upset Stomach: Discordance, Disconnect and Dichotomy
when the current died the stillness could be cut with stares (and forks)
- Broken Tigers
We are not defined by the things we can replace, but how we care for the things we cannot
- The Tears Of Our Children
A society that does not care for its children is a society without a future
- Falling in Love
I wanted her to see how one could fall in love.
- Time Management - A Paradigm Shift
How should we use our time effectively?
- Intercourse with the Natives
The biggest part, I believe, of any healing between cultures that have been at odds with each other is a dialogue.
- Book Review : In Search of Sita
Mythology in India is not just an academic or historical subject, it is a vital and living topic of contemporary relevance
- Foot Pain, An English ‘Infection’
Meanwhile I think of the clippity-clop, the beautiful high heeled damsels wishing if only I could have been there during that period.
- Fly To The Top Of The World
If someone wants to pick his nose, who the fuck am I to deny him his choice?
- Oh Calcutta!
I love Calcutta, I do. But more than four days there, and I'm yearning to get away from all the questions.
- The Writer In The Artist Spectrum
Are we reclusive visual artists or are we vivacious performers?
- Book Review: The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Indian Poets
I highly recommend this Bloodaxe anthology for its reach and range, and for a comprehensive and erudite introduction to Indian poetry in English.
- Desi Sensibilities Kurbaan-ed
Indian cinema can help citizens of this planet to reflect on these issues with compassion and logic.
- How To Improve Your Traffic Life
You cannot defeat the traffic so let it pass through you.
- Should Prostitution Be Legalised?
All problems solved, legalise prostitution and we have a perfectly just and fair society. Is it so?
- Allen Mendonca - Gone Too Soon, Bangalore Will Miss You
Maintaining a steadfast belief in people's goodness and dedication to cultivating this goodness in oneself and others epitomizes what Allen lived by.
- What Is Love? Part 2
I honestly don't know what "true love" refers to. Love in itself is true.
- What Is Love?
Why does the heart feel so empty without love? Why does existence seems so hollow and meaningless without it?
- God, It's Deepack
The outside of the airplane: lifeless, as if stricken with a chilling malaise, cold and barren, a reminder of death.
- Delhi Needs Dr. Shetty
One short touch of inspiration and a person finds his goal in life.
- Fiction: A Loss of World Without End
By that time he had lost faith in everything but the fall of man.
- Looking for History in All The Wrong Places
Jameson viewed postmodernism as a cultural formation that accompanied globalization and multinational capitalism.
- Insomnia - A Personal Experience
I should have been consulting a psychologist. I should've been on medication. I wasn't.
- Rape: The Most Heinous Crime Of Humanity
I'm mad as hell. I want you to feel the same.
- Cooking For The Family
Its been eight years to my marriage and I find myself chained to the kitchen and not half a good cook as my mom.
- Revisiting the Pakistani Grand Narrative
The national narrative is fused with a prescribed religious bent that, just like any other major grand ideology, insists on its own universality and absoluteness.
- A Postmodern Wedding
Occasionally our cultural climate doles out opportunities to compensate for the cinematic inadequacy of our lives.
- A Little Happiness, Coffee, Beer, and Lots Of Living
Happiness, I've noticed, depends on what time of the day it is.
- On the Task of Writing Meaningful Words
Out of all the creative forms, it's writing that asks for the most meager of capital investments:
- Fiction: Dessicate
I did notice the subtleties around me. The ones that made the times I live in, the place I grew up.
- Organic Social Development
We must serve society in harmony with our own nature and the nature outside us
- Ineffable Serenity, Part 4
Lucknow was looking beautiful in the morning like a gorgeous woman with wet hair.
- Ineffable Serenity, Part-3
"I love you too." She said soothingly.
- Glorifying the Hack Historian
Romila Thapar was never really a historian.
- India : 85th on Global Corruption Index
India's Central Vigilance Commission has taken umbrage at a recent report of Transparency International the global corruption tracking watch dog.
- Jade Goody and the Sanctity of Death
A death bed scene cannot really be telecast like a 20-20 cricket match of the IPL.
- Delhi 6 - Kaala Bandaar - The Evil Within
There is indeed an element of evil that prowls in our hearts.
- Poessay: Honesty and Trust
When things do not affect us directly we can afford to be brutally truthful
- Cecilia Makiwane Hospital, Symbol of Hope and Courage in South Africa
Cecilia Makiwane Hospital remains a symbol of hope as it is the symbol of anti apartheid struggle, courage and catering to thousands of disadvantaged patients
- Photo Essay: Smell of an Indian Bazaar
Russell Market is one of the oldest markets in Bangalore and it was built in 1927.
- Poessay: Rosary 23: Musings
What if nothing is the vacuum cementing life to death.
- A Different World Part II: Zina ul Haq's Debauchery
The denial of one's roots and ersatz emphasis on an alien culture led to an influx of mental and sexual depravity.
- Poessay: Rosary 22 - A Simple Poem
the moving finger writes and having writ...
- Terrorism - What's Under The Surface?
Terrorism is only a symbol of the sort of world we live inUma Ranganathan
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- My Friend, the Landlord
A remarkable woman who is transforming the hearts of Indian landlords in the hinterland
- Ending Coercive Land Acquisition - Creating Options
If this method is so simple, why hasn’t it been tried already for land acquisition?Somik Raha
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- Poessay: Sea of Affliction and Omni Vincit Amor
Every inadvertent touch is euphoric, delirious, ecstatic, devouring, entrancing, rapturous, and transporting - transporting them to the distant stars.
- Machiavellian Fire Fighters
It is always better to blow up the problem and then get recognition for fire fighting than to nip it in the bud.
- Poessay: Takht, Takhta and Takhti
under the peepul tree, mat, breeze and takhti / not to forget the zee nib, ink and pot / now the a-c room, PC and
And then you find the Brussels sprouts in your box.
- Poessay: Rosary 14 - Snow Flakes
a lazily floating snow flake / glided past my window / a white nebulae in reach / altzing poodle's ears
- Our Lives Laid Bare
Its in the blood of writers - take V.S Naipaul for example.
- Poessay: On Writer's Block
Sit down. Roll out a fresh sheet or turn on a fresh page on the laptop. Look around. Start writing. Don't stare.
- Poessay: Rosary 13 - By the Lake
Be the change you want to see in the world - MKG