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Doing the dishes in Indian politics

The upper echelons of the Indian judiciary have long been active in public affairs. Recently, however, they realized that they may have gone a bit too far. This has sparked a lively debate on whether the Supreme Court of India has interfered too much or too little with socio-political affairs in India. Indira Jaising has […]

Lunch queue

So I’m in the queue at the Indian food stall in the canteen during lunchtime when this scenario unfolds. A couple of girls up ahead in the queue are chattering ecstatically, as girls are wont to do when a friend of theirs comes and stands right behind me. There was the usual wave of delightful […]

Who’s insulting national pride?

Rediff reports: Special judge Mohammad Shamim’s order in the matter came on a review petition filed by Rajesh Bidkar against Tendulkar, saying cutting of a ‘Tiranga cake’ by the cricketer was an insult to national pride. Right. While the left parties band together and hold India’s international reputation to ransom with the US and IAEA, […]

Happy Children’s Day

In India, we used to celebrate the 14th of November (birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru) as Children’s Day in school. It was one of the few days when wearing our uniforms was not compulsory, and instead of classes we used to have games and fun all day long. Truly the good old days. Your children […]

Happy Diwali

Wishing everyone a Hapyp Diwali and joyous year ahead!

Always in motion, is this city

Quintessentially Mumbai.

Chak de India!!!

The men in blue have achieved what we never thought possible. For the team that truly gave it their all, the men who played out of their skins, the boys who made us proud to be Indian, and the players who showed what having a heart truly means – You Rock! There are a hundred […]

Twenty wickets a side to Twenty overs a side

With the Twenty20 world cup well underway, I can’t help but feel just that bit concerned that cricket as I know and love it will remain no more. Clearly, I’m no fan of this version of the game. Cricket is pulled down to two dimensions – slogging and defensive bowling. It’s quite clear that in […]

Health Newsflash

In a startling discovery made by combining the latest artificial intelligence technology and data mining of health news sources, it has been shown that being charged with possession of assets disproportionate with one’s known sources of income is the leading cause of high blood pressure and coronary problems in India. See here for an example. […]

Happy Indepedence Day

As usual, I trooped down to the Indian High Commission and had a good time. Here’s a nice article on how India has done in 60 years. As usual, clicked a few snaps at the High Comm. The flag hoisting. Mini Rang De Basanti being acted out :) The President’s address delivered by the High […]