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September 4th, 2015

Aarushi

September 4th, 2015

http://www.thequint.com/india/2015/07/18/aarushi-was-bubbly-jumping-at-my-house-a-day-before-her-death

Hum Aapke Hai Kaun

September 1st, 2015

Is there anybody who hasn’t been feeling sick about the ongoing Sheena Murder mystery? I have become almost physically ill with the news, yet turn on the TV the minute I can. I am a victim of the media feeding frenzy & a robotic one at that. The drill in the last few days has been almost identical. Come home, plonk in front of TV, watch till eyes hurt & horror becomes too sick, bile rises & switch it off. Next day – repeat same action.

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Life’s a bitch when men are dogs…

August 30th, 2015

I grew up the daughter of a senior Govt official. I remember as a child, people’s eyes widening every time they asked me what my father did and I said “My father is a Commissioner of In com tax. I would quickly rush to add “My mom’s a professor of history, triple PHD” but no one was listening. In those days people never asked what your mother did.

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#SheenaMurder

August 28th, 2015

Woke up in a sweat last night twice. 1st because I dreamed that Indrani was standing on my veranda, letting poison gas through my aircondioner  vents. I woke up choking on the acrid stench & rushed to Kaveri’s room to check that the AC was working fine and all is well. At about 3 am I managed to fall asleep again. Only waking up an hour and a half later – again in a panic. It was Peter Mukherjea’s incessant knocks on the door in my dream that woke me up this time- his face contorted and bulging at me through the convex lens” I know you’re there Suchitra. Open the door. Opeeenn the door!! Hee hee haw haw haw haw haw!!! ”

Gotta stop following this Indrani Peter #SheenaMurderMystery (even started thinking about it in hash tags!  Yesterday when a friend asked me to send her my postal address I typed #ArnabspeaksToPeter into the phone .  Luckily I noticed it before I hit send- uff.

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Controlled anarchy. Who is funding the Hardik Patels of the world…?

August 27th, 2015

For those wondering on the Patel agitation and the sudden appearance of Hardik Patel on the scene, can I point you all once again to this post I had shared a few times? The latest being in Jan this year, post the Sri Lankan election.

“The US Govt, having a much larger courtyard than India has evolved nation manipulation into an art.

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Maar Daala

August 26th, 2015

Maar Daala! Killer! Killing it!

To those familiar & hooked on to social media interactions these are comments one makes or receives when a facebook/twitter/instagram friend uploads a particularly flattering selflie ( beauty lens & filters on full throttle ) or a video of oneself/ themselves doing one of those 1 lakh a month personal trainer workouts.

You know the  “10 farmers can pay off their lifelong debt with what I pay my personal trainer in a month) kinda designer trainer …

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The D Word

August 26th, 2015

It’s permeated our psyche for almost two decades now -the “D” word. Its Diabolocal, Dreadful, Dodgy, Detestible but De rigueur almost -Where there’s big bucks, big politics, big crime-the D word invariably crops up -albeit hush hush.  Its the biggest “Dhong’ in our “Desh”.

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Isnt there more to life than Bollywood?

August 26th, 2015

Becoming an actress for me was a happy accident. One thing led to another (because I was always on stage singing & had a pleasant face) and I got picked up to do a TV serial (Chunauti) & then advertisements (Clearasil , Sunrise Coffee, Palmolive soap, Limca blah blah) & then movies (Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naan)  etc.  This was my ticket to earning money and therefore my freedom.

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Why a woman is either a mother or a whore in India…

August 17th, 2015
Just read that St Xaviers College – so far considered the bastion of bindaas in Mumbai – has turned into the Mecca of masculine myopia. A college every kid in the country aspired to get into for many reasons, has now banned its female students from coming to college in shorts. Only during the Malhar festival apparently – for security reasons of course. Girls in short attire apparently cause crime. This crime, namely “eve teasing”, rape and assault has nothing to do with the boys who perpetrate this crime. The boys who come in shorts themselves, leer, scratch their private parts and pass comments with no worry of punishment. The onus of purity is on the girl child you see.

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