Desi Haiku

March 31, 2015

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 Mar 21 #desihaiku Unnecessary morning alarms Uninvited stoned azaan Cacophanous horns on empty streets Bloody fool across Bleating outdated songs  Mar 21 #desihaiku You tried to touch my hand By giving cups of tea I took the hand And put a Rakhee   Mar 21 #desihaiku He saw her feet Ufff Pakeezah Fell in love […]

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My Review of 50 Shades of Grey: Stale Nachos

March 17, 2015

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First of all apologies to my twitter followers and the readers of this blog, I know that one typically does not write about such pop culture crap but in light of #Dimapur #Bengal #GMO #Indiasdaughter #missingkids and other depressing memes, I am changing tack temporarily.I just cannot stop thinking of what is happening and it […]

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Nuanced Approach needed for Child Labor Laws

October 12, 2014

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The Nobel Peace Prize to Kailash Satyarthi has brought to light child labor issues with a big bang. This is fantastic news.  Kailash Satyarthi has done seminal work around “atrocity labor” that distressed children in India are involved in. He is a true karma yogi, in that he has gone into the bowels of the […]

Tips for Non-Muslims living in Muslim Majority Areas

August 11, 2014

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ISIS, Kashmir Hindu Exodus, Bangladesh War 1971, Partition were all within the last 100 years and demonstrated that minorities are always on the razors edge in Muslim majority areas. There are many more instances but these will resonate with the reader. On a smaller scale this is continually happening world over. A flash and they […]

Last of the Great Temples – Chidambaram

November 30, 2013

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There is a long legal battle between the dikshitars and the Government of Tamil Nadu over administration of the temple. It began with the Government permitting non-Dikshitars to sing Tevaram hymns in the sanctom sanctorum (vimanam) of the Lord, to which the dikshitars objected, claiming exclusive right to worship in the sanctum of Lord Nataraja. […]

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The Simple Stuff We can Do

July 12, 2013

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After years of opining on social media, tearing my hair out and castigating US people for tolerating “border incursions”, “geopolitical pincers on India” and other behemoth problems facing India a sudden revelation dawned on me about a year ago. What can the aam admi do with all this information? Most of us are making ends […]

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Mindgames on #Siachen

May 5, 2012

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I’ll make this blog post short and to the point. This is not the time for lofty proclamations and an examination of issues from both sides. For the last 6+ years India has seen a massive build-up of propaganda to influence public opinion to give away crucial Indian territory in J&K. For those who want […]