Monthly Archives: June 2006

Shakespearean Globe Theatre, still alive, and performing!

Those who have seen the movie “Shakespeare in Love” would remember that the audience were shown standing and watching the plays. The Globe Theatre was at that time built by a consortium of actors, including Shakespeare, in 1599, and performed … Continue reading

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Dear Dictionary, what is "Preventative"?

Terribly vexing can be the vagaries of American English. Yesterday I chanced on “preventative maintenance” on a website. “Preventative”? Could it be “preventive”? Then I stumbled on “orientated.” What is this obsession with “tating” about the Yankees? Or is it … Continue reading

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More Discussion on my Poem “Communally Hated” on Caferati

My poem “Communally Hated” has received a very interesting mix of feedback from Caferati members. Here’s another rejoinder, a clarification, rather, from me. First of all let me confess that the idea for this poem was in the back of … Continue reading

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More on Street Harassment, Sex-Ratios, This Time!

This is an extension of the blogathon on “street harassment,” in which I gave some gyan (wisdom) not long ago. More gyan or zen came my way, so I am sharing. Most women in India are disconcerted, no, offended that … Continue reading

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Some Gyan (Zen) forThis Weekend!

According to my friend, the famous adman Gangadharan (we were in primary school together), "zen" is actually "gyan" which was actually corrupted to "chan" by the Chinese and since the Japanese can’t pronounce "ch" velly well, they transcreated it into … Continue reading

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Garbage Collection New Bombay "Ishtyle"

Recovering from a mild attack of the fevers. That’s why I didn’t post yesterday. Um, what to say, today is bleak as bleak can be. The rains are finally here. I like the rains in the countryside that is in … Continue reading

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NASA Trying to Muzzle Opposition?

Close on this blog post about this article that the White House has decided to cancel or delay most of the forthcoming NASA earth science missions that were supposed to study Global Warming comes news reported by the New York … Continue reading

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