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- Pint-Sized Shysters
People don't wake up one fine day and decide they will be obnoxious.
- Book Review: 10 Easy Walks in Old Delhi
The best way to know and say Hello to a city is walking around.
- Alone, White, and Female in India
What's the right advice for a young white woman travelling alone in India?
- Photography Times: Silhouetted Seagull
Sunrise and sunset are probably the favorite times of the day for any photographer.
- Mumbai - The Core of India
It is the same democracy which allowed Bapu to fast and churn a nation and more.
- Spring-ing a Surprise
Confronted with a pile from my latest indiscretions, I make yet another “no more shopping, I have enough” resolution.
- Lahore: Rants and Raves Unrelenting
If I could sum up Lahore I'll do it like everyone else does - this city doesn't sleep.
- Fiction: Bitter Coffee
She preferred espresso shots but he couldn't stand their acrid taste.
- Twitter Fiction: Twocial Etiquette
“Social boo-boo, telling someone you don’t follow them on Twitter.”
- From Ashes
"It’s that madness, that raw energy that used to make one want to read."
- The Children of India: A Volunteer Travel Experience
I became involved with a nonprofit based in Austin called The Miracle Foundation, which manages orphanages in India.
- Movie Review: My Name is Khan
The movie is very unkaranjoharly, and the most striking aspect is the simplicity of the story and its fluid narrative.
- Travel Review: Louisville, Kentucky - Bourbon, Ali, & Sluggers
There is much more ground to be covered and bourbons to be drunk.
- India: An Ode to Hyderabad
Bullock carts jostle with cars for space on the congested roads; people hang out of buses or face being crushed inside; yet there is space.
- Photography Times: Corpus Christi at Night
The most difficult part of nighttime photography is to determine how much illumination you want to see in your photos.
- Shooting At University Of Alabama and The State of Affairs In Academic Research
Frustrations are forever mounting in the academic research setting with no real outlet.
- The Blizzard of 2010
After 1-2 days being stuck inside stops being quaint and starts being just plain annoying.
- Oh Calcutta!
I love Calcutta, I do. But more than four days there, and I'm yearning to get away from all the questions.
- Book Review: Delhi by Khushwant Singh
Delhi by someone who has spent his life in Delhi but has only a bedside view of it.
- Photo Essay: A Quiet Stream Flowing Through Snow
A photo essay of a small stream in London
- Concert Review: Dischordian + Gillian Grassi - Cafe Goa
The neighbors are complaining. You wouldn’t think an acoustic band could make much noise. But apparently we can.
- A Desi Guy's First Days in Uncle Sam's Land
At times, it seems I just came a day ago, and at times it seems ages have passed!
- Fiction: Rockstar
I’ve just discovered a kink in my sexual make-up.
- Life Lessons From an Autowallah
After all this time in India, my greatest takeaway was not found in the advertising firm I'm working at, but plucked off the dusty streets
- Haagen-Dazs Not Allowed in India
This is a sensitive issue for Indians and a reminder of the Raj when Indians and dogs weren't allowed into clubs & other 'white' places
- Should The Girl Ask The Guy Out?
Being the woman taking charge means one is playing an unusual role and there’s ample scope to be misunderstood
- Illness, Morbid Thoughts and Lack Of Sun
Each day seemed like the day before - lousy to the core and the nights were the worst
- Poetry: the aram bagh lady
Dis she dream? Did she dare...?
- How To Improve Your Traffic Life
You cannot defeat the traffic so let it pass through you.
- Book Review: A Dead Hand: A Crime in Calcutta by Paul Theroux
Theroux returns to India and solves a murder mystery in Calcutta!
- The Wall Project: Boycott Aladin, Canvas, Gair & London Dreams For Boorish Publicity
Boycott the movies Aladin, Canvas, Gair and London Dreams, whose posters vandalize a community drive.
- Should Prostitution Be Legalised?
All problems solved, legalise prostitution and we have a perfectly just and fair society. Is it so?
- Fiction: The Letter of the Law
Pretty Indian girls were swarming all over the area and dancing along with Kasab and other terrorists.
- Indian Cities Today: Cultural Desert of Tomorrow?
Indian cities are changing rapidly, but how does this bode for the future?
- Book Review: The Poison Tree - Planted and Grown in Egypt
A Single Independent Egyptian Woman's take on Love and Relationships.
- To Travel or Not To Travel
After six months of living in this city, in this house, it all seemed just like the day we first moved in.
- What Is Love? Part 2
I honestly don't know what "true love" refers to. Love in itself is true.
- The "It's Complicated" Relationship
Hell, I feel like ‘It’s complicated’ applies even to my career.
- What Is Love?
Why does the heart feel so empty without love? Why does existence seems so hollow and meaningless without it?
- Is This The Kind Of Progress We Want?
How can we ensure that progress enables everybody to live a better life?
- Mall Hunting
Retail therapy, obviously doesn't last for long. For there is always something better to be looked at and desired.
- Love, Bollywood & Sufism
Islam/Sufism helped me regain my own path and Faith i.e. Hinduism.
- Restaurant Review: Shiok, Bangalore
At Shiok, the manager had his eye on the ball the whole time, making the eating experience far more enjoyable than dining in 5-star hotels.
- The Music of Bow Barracks Forever - A Film by Pritish Nandy
Bow Barracks Forever is a film that has created a special place in the annals of Filmmaking in India. The ovation should go to Pritish
- Keeping Information Secret - Mum's The Word
"The triviality of the information suppressed as per Mum's Law is directly proportional to the satisfaction derived by the suppressor."
- The Wall Project: BMC Plays Tom Sawyer, Everyone Wins!
Here's the chess board representing order and structure, being ripped apart by a hand (whose model was a street kid called Sultan).
- Book Review: Delhi, A Novel by Khushwant Singh
"Kaun jaaye Zauq par, Dilli ki Galiyan chhod kar"
- Has Terrorism Robbed us of our Humanity?
Terrorism targets the fabric of a Civilized society trying to ignite the fires of Revenge,Anger, & a thirst for Blood in the hearts of unsuspecting
- The Wall Project in Mumbai
This Independence day (15th and 16th of August, actually), the project asks people to paint the wall running along Tulsi Pipe Road from Mahim to
- Why India Should Not Hang Ajmal Kasab
We will not allow Kasab to turn into a martyr! We will allow him time and the opportunity to change his ideology and reform, as
- The Starbucks Syndrome
Starbucks and its fans: How would you rank them?
- Torrential Rains Pound Delhi
What would happen if it did not stop raining?