Category Archives: Community

Teaching a lesson with broomstick

It was at dusk when Malamma started sweeping the floor in my aunt’s place and suddenly threw the broomstick aside and said, ‘Azaan (Muslim prayer call) is going on we should not sweep the floor now. And then I noticed … Continue reading

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Are Indian cities sitting ducks?

There is a big stink adrift right now with yet another terror outfit claiming responsibility for the Pune blast. Of course, as always, the media is using this to refuel their already hot assault weapons at their favorite pinata of … Continue reading

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Moral decay

Man, after going through all the chiselling process during the course of evolution and has emerged as a societal being having certain norms and conventional practices. Monogamy is one such byproduct and is largely accepted as ‘correct’ and places both … Continue reading

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Tackling terrorism in India

As long  as we follow a policy of appeasement, we will never be able to tackle terrorism and we might have to live in constant fear and anxiety. Several cowardly attacks on ‘soft targets’ have killed the innocent common man.  … Continue reading

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To Your health

     It is true that ultimately everyone of us shall die, but till we live, we live because of our body is in existence.  And if we are not well and ill, we shall live, but such a life shall … Continue reading

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2013- After apocalypse

The greatest grandmother of all the doom’s day movies, 2012 weaved such a spell on the audience that it left an elderly person sitting next to me sobbing at the end of the film. In the climax, after the usual … Continue reading

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It all starts from within…

I know its a boring one that I am writing and I don’t even know how I can make this interesting or humorous or curious piece of writing but its a very sensitive one for sure. I’m unable to find … Continue reading

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Devil’s Advocate – A Mumbaikar’s version

The first thing I’ve been doing the past few days is checking the news and blogs on various sources. Every day I get to see the word “Mumbai” used and abused by the media, the politicians and the new breed … Continue reading

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Bollywood as India’s soft power?

A friend of mine recently circulated a TED talk by Shashi Tharoor, talking about Bollywood being India’s softpower. We study in Germany amidst a good mix of students from around the globe. And this was circulated to the entire class. … Continue reading

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Treating monkey like a donkey proves fatal for owner:

Quite often, in our work life we have come across bosses taking advantage of employees in getting the job done that is outside of the job profile or extracting excess jobs from an employee. Most times, workers are obligated and … Continue reading

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