Monthly Archives: May 2010

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Only One Can Know the Extent of One’s Pain

The weekend was hell. I had bad chicken biryani and together with it a recurrence of my back problem. Only One Can Know the Extent of One’s Pain. So I was writhing in pain and every few hours rushing to … Continue reading

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“I Worked as a Beggar”

I met an extraordinary rickshaw driver yesterday. We got talking on the way back home late in the night after a busy schedule consisting of writing and co-ordinating work in a marketing department. He has a weather-beaten face, is quite … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to Good Manners?

Sometimes small things upset me. Sometimes when I am all goody-good intentions and the other person turns out to be full of malice, I get even more upset. Then I think we are an unrepentant generation, courtesy has been unknown … Continue reading

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Lennon, Cobain, Marley and Morrison Meet in Heaven

Just say a tee-shirt, avid reader of tee-shirt art that I am, which says, “John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Bob Marley and Jim Morrison, they met in heaven.” What a beautiful thought! And what did they sing together, maybe, just maybe, … Continue reading

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Tishani Doshi Interview in Guardian

Here’s the Tishani Doshi’s interview about her novel ‘The Pleasure Seekers’ in The Guardian. Today being Sunday went for a walk in the wilds in the foothills of the mighty Parsik Hills, near home. The hills end in a valley … Continue reading

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The List of Those on the Ill-fated Air-India Flight to Mangalore

The list of passengers on the flight received from S.A. Prabhakar Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mangalore District, through this article in Hindu. One of them matches with the name of a friend, so am waiting with bated breath for his … Continue reading

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