Monthly Archives: March 2008

Old Lady, What Ails Thou?

Well, India’s leading newspaper has done the forbidden thing, which I couldn’t have imagined any newspaper doing. I have been observing it for a few days now. My favourite newspaper has headlines in SMS-ese these days, yes, that hated word … Continue reading

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Taslima from Somewhere in Europe… I Want to Come Back!

“Speaking from a hospital bed somewhere in Europe, Taslima said: “I cannot tell you where I am because for the first time the world thinks that I am a dangerous person, thanks to the Indian government which kept me in … Continue reading

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Taslima Goes Back to the West

Persecuted, traumatised, ignored, maligned, pilloried, Taslima Nasreen, author of “Shame” has been forced to flee to the West for her own good and her health. She was even denied medical care that any ordinary person can expect as a right. … Continue reading

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Our Fears Are Abnormal, So Says Joseph Murphy

Groggy? Yes. Sleepy? Yes. Go to work? Yes. I don’t feel like it. I guess to be sick is a blessing given by God. And I had the blessing of God for a week, when I was laid down with … Continue reading

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This Video Touched Me, So Watch!

This video is so heartrending that I saw it again, and again, and again…. It makes us wonder why we are like that only, without a little patience, a wee bit of forbearance, and a lot of tolerance. May be … Continue reading

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On Writing a Novel!

A few chapters into my second novel, I think writing a novel, or even attempting one is a great act of faith. The very prospect of developing a story, so many characters, so many situations are daunting, if not intimidating. … Continue reading

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Live Blogging Right Here!

Almost lost touch with the online world, as my laptop gave me a lot of trouble. And the Nokia E61i, sort of, blackberry, wasn’t any good either. But got it all fixed. Increased the RAM of my laptop and got … Continue reading

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