Diatribes

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The Great Elevator Brigade

As someone who takes the elevator up to the tenth floor everyday, I have to say, people milling around elevators are a source of great exasperation. This is not because of the waiting you have to do with them around, but because the deep lack of logic in an...

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The Misinformed Sanskrit Legacy

Is Sanskrit the oldest language in the world? Is Sanskrit the most scientifically accurate, programmable language in the world? You answered correct if you said no to both the questions. I’m sure every Indian has met someone or read somewhere that Sanskrit is the oldest language in the world,...

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Mrs. Sims. Six years later.

I wrote something about someone a long time ago, which could probably be termed a violation of her privacy. My feeble defense at the time was that I explicitly told her I would write about her, changed her name, and hardly anyone knew whom I was talking about. Thinking...

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Ambling life’s big troubles

Following a rapid sequence of events which would make great fodder for another, exhilaratingly long blog post, I’ve ended up in India again, this time for a few months. Of all the god-forsaken places, I’ve ended up in Coimbatore. Don’t get me wrong, CBE is not that bad. That’s...

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Treat your dog like a dog, not a wolf.

Rant-and-advise alert on this impulsive, unstructured post about harsh training methods. Every dog needs to be trained. This is something extremely important to remember if you have a dog or are considering buying one. This stands for every type of dog out there. People love dogs, and dogs love people....

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I, Grope, Rape, and the Indian Police

The first time I was touched, I was all of six years old. My then-best friend used to go back home in an auto rickshaw, and I, in a van. We used to play outside school while we waited with the other kids to go home. One day, my...

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Pornification of Pop

I thank god that I do not own a television set today. Ten years ago, it disgusted me to watch music videos on TV because many of the most romantic of songs would have cleavage-baring women in them. Today, of course, that is classy. Back in my teens, I...

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