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- Archives: August 2010
- Working From Home
some thoughts about homeworking and how women/men do homeworking differently
- Music Review: Rabba Luck Barsa
Rabba Lak Barsa is a nice song with soothing music and fresh Hindi lyrics from Sameer.
- I Am My Own Woman
Two years later we made our first trip back as a married couple.
- Poetry: To Paul Octopus
Aj kahti hoon Paul Octopus se, Apne tank mei se bolo, Aur bhavi Bharat ki Haalat ka raaz kholo.
- Photo Essay: The Hill on the Harrow on the Hill
I look around at ancient history and then suddenly see these rather recent trees.
- Old Fort, Poems of Gwalior
only you remain unknown.
- Photo Essay: Extraordinary Formations
strange formations on windows
- Photography Times: Butterfly Eye-to-Eye
Macro photography requires getting as close to the subject as possible.
- When Everybody Had Left, Poems of Gwalior
your names etched in the first drop of a gwalior rain
- Photo Essay: The Midland Bank Vault
What the inside of a bank vault looks like
- Photo Essay: Thomas Cook in Leicester
Where Thomas Cook came from
- Hiranvan Kothi, Poems of Gwalior
loving you seems to have happened only yesterday
- Book Review: The Power of Half
Does this book bring out the farce that aid is? No. Because they are still very innocent and idealistic in their "giving"
- Photo Essay: Harrow on the Hill War Memorial
One very good and interesting thing about England is that almost every town and village has its war memorial.
- Let go, India
How did we end up being imperialists and a colonizer? When did we turn from being a champion of freedoms to suppressor of freedoms?
- Why We Will Never Let Kashmir Go
India is the young Gir lion, roaring its might to the world, its end nowhere in sight.
- The Religion of Humanity
When a child wails, do you hear Ram, or Allah, or Jesus?
- Movie Review: Aisha
Aisha is a joy to watch on a select few occasions, a pain on most others and absolutely cringe-worthy at some of the most crucial
- Movie Review: Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai
The film conforms to the genre, being simultaneously a 70s-style crime thriller and a chronicle of an inflating hypercity.
- Sleepless - Poems of Gwalior
why straying is combat in an approaching desert storm and lives just happen during that time
- Book Review: The Art of Assembly Language, 2nd Edition
The book comprehensively covers topics from the basic libraries of HLA to advanced arithmetic, macros and string instructions.
- Poessay: Upset Stomach: Discordance, Disconnect and Dichotomy
when the current died the stillness could be cut with stares (and forks)
only baba’s outline sink in cohesion his voice far shadowed than before....
- A Culture of Obligations
I’ve become increasingly impatient with, and resentful of, anything that has a whiff of an obligation to it.
- Defending The Indefensible
What do you do when you are caught with your pants down?
- Game Review: StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Like Inception, the much-hyped StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty seems to be a humdinger of a game at first blush.
- Eat, Pray And Shit The Indian Way
We live in times of quiet desperation and yet find reasons to laugh. That's what India is all about.
- Book Review: The Pritish Nandy Collection, Poetry Again
‘Again’, I believe would usher newer poetry art, poetry films, poetry music or just plain good old poetry.
- Saza-e-Kalapani - Can We Bring Back The Andaman Experience?
Are we trying to pay homage to all those who suffered for our better tomorrow or are we just revisiting the horror without thinking much
- Movie Review: Peepli [Live]
The movie is a slapstick drama set in a sleepy village called Peepli where Natha, a destitute farmer who is about to lose his land
- Photo Essay: An Evening With A Chocolatier
The story of an evening spent eating chocolate, YUM!
- Increasing Suicide Rates of Middle Eastern Women
What is the reason behind the increasing suicides amongst ME women?
- A Revolt Over Halal & Kosher Food in Harrow
Why I think Halal and Kosher food is just unacceptable and even worse is Harrow Council's inability to talk to parents
- The Great Indian Drive
Driving in India is like the theory of Karma – do your best and leave the rest to your insurance company.
- What Really Matters
A few of my Desi roommates, friends and I were arguing over the hypocrisy of Desis living abroad.
- Movie Review: Peepli [Live] - Our Apathy Exposed
We, the privileged ones being entertained by an exceptionally talented cast of theatre actors on screen are to blame, too.
- Independence Day - Just Another 24 Hours
Are we valuing our independence? For that matter, did we ever value it to begin with?
- Photo Essay: Beatrix Potter’s Magical World
The magical world of Beatrix Potter explored.
- Graphic Novel Review: Level 10 Studios' Comic Jump
The artwork is sumptuous and visually rich, not quite manga, yet the action-sequences owe a lot to the typical shonen manga series.
- Photo Essay: The Ruins of the Winchester Palace
The ruins of an old Palace in London
- Poetry: The Wrath of Water
silence cascades from under the minarets / the walking dead, doleful and diffident wander aimlessly
- Putting Mind Over Matter in Indian Marriages
When you love someone for who they are, not for what they look like, aren’t the chances of that bond lasting a lifetime stronger?
- Photo Essay: Protesting at Westminster
Some photographs of a protest which is running at the Parliament Square in London
- Oh Randiv! The Sehwag No-Ball Controversy
Randiv has apologised. So has Sri Lanka Cricket. Are we still making too much out it?
- Proud To Be Unpatriotic
If a bad policy is harming the nation then it could be said that criticising the government is the most patriotic thing in the world.
- 10 Things I Hate About You
These are plain facts about my daily life and how someone annoys me to death.
- Photo Essay: Westminster School Russian & Indian War Memorial
An extraordinary monument to Westminster School Alumni who died for King and Country
- Gwalior Ravines, Poems of Gwalior
an angry sky stalks the night a river long lost to tales.
- Book Review: HTML 5 - Up And Running
This book does a good job of giving the reader a head start on the new way of doing things on the Web.
- Photo Essay: The Royal Academy of Arts Building
The façade of the Royal Academy of Arts
- Movie Review: The Expendables
Escapism has long been seen as appropriate fare, with the hope that the 99ers will satiate their anger and frustration through the flickers on the
- Bhai - Brother Dearest
The first thing I asked when I saw him was, Maa is bhai a boy or a girl?
- Photo Stream: Cat on the Prowl
So I am a bit jaundiced towards them, never mind the fact that I am a dog person.
- Photo Essay: A Twilight Walk in the City of London
How the City of London looks at twilight
- Krishna's Temple of Shame
I did not have any regrets of not visiting the sanctum sanctorum, since the very purpose was defeated by such double standards.
- The Value Of Life In India
Have we become so unsympathetic towards human lives?
- Photo Essay: Swansea Castle
A photo essay on Swansea Castle.
- Do Politicians Deserve Pay Hikes?
I know these are very uncomfortable questions. But I expect no politician, however astute he may be should duck these questions and move on.
- Photo Essay: St. Botolph without Bishopsgate Church in London
A photo essay on a church in the middle of the city of London
- Scientific Religion - A Paradox
I owe no scientific explanation for religious practices, since I owe no explanation I don't have to huddle.
- Do We Respect Our Icons?
I apologize to Vishy for this behaviour. The hell with these jokers, when you know there are a billion plus people who adore and love
- How To Sleep During Office Hours
Mental toughness is the key to success here. For better results you can keep a couple of these farting giants as your source of inspiration.
- Issues With The UID Project (Aadhaar)
Undemocratic process for project initiation and development; civil liberties; benefits and efficiency; technology; and Costs and Finance
- Forest, Poems of Gwalior
dawn the fort banks off at another angle.
- Photo Essay: Views from a Cairo Hotel Room
Views of Cairo from a hotel room
- Photo Essay: The City of a Thousand Minarets
Some minarets in Cairo, the city of a thousand minarets
- buried sea, Poems of Gwalior
the old and buried remains the sea.
- The End of Cricket? Match-Fixing Allegations Tarnish Pakistan
Venal filth has transformed this game of gentlemen into something tawdry and flawed.
- Photo Essay: Cairo - Out and About
Some Cairene photographs.
- Satire: Commonwealth Games Bulletin
The day ended with Gauri the Cow, India’s answer to Paul the Octopus predicting that India will top the medals tally in these games.
- Photo Essay: Bab Zuweila Gate in Cairo
The story of a blood stained city gate in Cairo
- Rahul Gandhi Takes a Left Turn
What is curious and perhaps dangerous for India, is the garb that Mr. Gandhi decided to wear as the protector of the poor.
- Satire: Horrors Of An Indian Speech Writer
I certainly had some talent in writing Speeches, I must say, as today I write speeches for the who's who of the political fraternity.
- Photo Essay: The Sultan al Mu'ayyad Mosque
Some photographs of the Sultan al Mu'ayyad Mosque, which was previously a prison with hundreds of dead bodies and mouldering bones
- The Colours of Terrorism
The common thread is only terror, and the primary responsibility of the Home minister is to safeguard the public from any form of terror.
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