Monthly Archives: January 2008

An Afternoon with American Poet David Raphael Israel

On Saturday met with David Raphael Israel in the company of three Shakespeareans and three Shakespearean lurkers. It happened thusly of a pleasant winter afternoon, when the city is shrouded in a grey mist and the area around Cuffe Parade, … Continue reading

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The Indian Male Sexual Position Explained

What can I write when a stereo on a floor above goes thump, thump with lyrics such as: “Yeh dooriyan, yeh fasle, yeh darmiyan, yeh xxxxxx,Shakria mein, Shakira mein, Shakira mein, essen naruwe,” (I am not good at Hindi lyrics … Continue reading

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तारे ज़मीं पर – सिनेमा कि एक नयी पहचान

I say this, and I say this with confidence: “Tare Zamin Par” marks a watermark in the annals of Indian movie making. Amir Khan, though I had many reservations about his talents, understands the cinematic medium, and is a consummate … Continue reading

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About Indian Bloggers and Blogging in General…

Well, have nothing to blog about, nothing to fulminate about. So, well, hm, this is about bloggers I like and read. Seems J Alfred Prufrock lost his laptop, but he is still full of verbal verve and inventive vigour and … Continue reading

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Annie’s Post "More Number Plates"

Read Annie’s post “More Number Plates” appearing in “John’s Shared Items” alongside. Imagine a car owner, an affluent type, one of those people who have disposable income, asking a girl in full flow of the country’s rush hour to “come”, … Continue reading

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The Saga of Bilkis Bano – One Courageous Women from Gujarat!

News filters in that Bilkis Bano has received justice for her gangrape during the Gujarat holocaust (yes, I call it that). This woman should be admired. Just imagine what she went through. Six members of her family are either dead … Continue reading

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What They Won’t Tell You (And You Will Have to Find Out the Hard Way) If You Are Admitted in an Indian Hospital

Following are a compilation of the simple things that could lead to a better stay in a hospital if you or your loved ones have an emergency and are admitted to a hospital. I have compiled it during a recent … Continue reading

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