Monthly Archives: January 2010

Artist Village: Then and Now!

In this blog article architect Luke (he is one of those guys who don’t say their surnames) mentions of the Artist Village in CBD Belapur, New Bombai, where I live: “In some regards, this isn’t the fault of the architect, … Continue reading

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Paul Zachariah on Kerala’s Sexual Health

Uh oh, I read about writer Paul Zachariah’s lament on sex starvation in Kerala and only after I closed the browser did I think of writing this post. I went back to search. I couldn’t find it. Instead I saw this. … Continue reading

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J.D.Salinger, He of “Catcher in the Rye” Fame Is No More

Alas, the reclusive cult figure of J.D.Salinger is no more. He died on January 27, 2010. He was 91. His singular and seminal work that impressed me was “Catcher in the Rye” which was lauded as “an unusually brilliant first … Continue reading

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IPad – Paeans and Groans!

No sooner Apple launched the iPad than a howl of protests erupted from the most unlikely quarters. The women took umbrage at a certain association it had with a certain period of their life when they feel bloated and uneasy, … Continue reading

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Globalisation vs Corporatisation

Here’s Naomi Klein of NO LOGO on the branding of Obama in an article published in the Guardian. I tend to agree with her – having worked in outsourcing many years of my mis-spent adult life – that outsourcing is … Continue reading

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Fashions That Pamper the Consumer

You have wondered, of course, what the world would be without fashion. I wondered today (in the loo, I might add, when I was unbuttoning my branded trouser, not that I am less fashion conscious) that today we are seeing … Continue reading

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Waiting at Lisbon Airport, Put on Your Dancing Shoes!

Got this from Harriet Baskas’ travel blog, and, oh, hat tips to the always be-hatted Albert Barton: “Imagine being at the Lisbon Airport during the Christmas rush when a voice on the public address system announces Flight 0000: a special … Continue reading

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