Being Indian

March 16th, 2016

A few months ago just after the Paris attacks in November 2015, my beautician Shabana who comes to my home in a burqa and whose care I have been under for more than a decade, had told me with fear in her eyes that the head of her Majlis had informed those in her community that the heinous Paris attacks had been carried out by Christians and Hindus disguised as Muslims under their burqas. ‘It’s a worldwide conspiracy against Islam’ she had gasped

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Politicians or goondas?

February 17th, 2016
 Why has accepting bullying become a part of our lives? Why on earth must we tolerate anti social riff raff? What is this culture we have allowed to permeate our lives that accepts hooliganism and sycophancy to the extent that we can no longer differntiate right from wrong ? Why is everyone so afraid? And what are we afraid of? When did politicians turn into our tormentors rather than our protectors?
 A kin of a senior level national politician creates a drunken ruckus in my society complex -( I dont think this kin of a senior politician does anything himself except that his claim to fame is to be the brother of of a senoir Congress Politician) Mr Goonda beats up the security staff to the extent of breaking a watchmens leg, smashes our security camers, creates a riot like situation that the entire street can hear, and has the gall to tell me-(only because no one else dared complain) i should visit him at his home at a time convenient to him! so he can explain his violent & feudal behaviour? He says he has got the watchman( the one with the broken leg) a job washing cars in our complex and so why am interfering in the matter or maligning him?

His wife in the meantime- (With an entourage of suitably servile looking followers and videograhers ) barges onto my front door, threatening me with the most ridiculous excuses for her uncivil behaviour, telling me its none of my business what happens on her floor as I am not her immediate neighbour & so better back off warna….!!!  Anurag kashyap & RGV would hire her pronto- i mean its that level of a serious snap of her fingers. As third rate and unimaginable as you can get

‘ I warn you I will upload this on social media and so …’ Madame rubbish warns me

boy oh boy- blog coming soon. Watch this space

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fraud websites & morons at customer care…

December 11th, 2015

yesterday i tried to book a ticket from Lisbon to Hamburg and was unfortunate enough to be scammed by a fraud website edreams.in – who charged me a random sum ( totally different from the actual cost of ticket) and then didnt give me an eticket or any confirmation for the same.

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#ChennaiRainsHelp

December 5th, 2015

CHENNAI CALLING

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ooops

December 4th, 2015

The other evening at an *i’m not drinking – i”ll have a coke please* night out, a gentleman with a salt and pepper beard and hair kept smiling sweetly at me.

“I know you” he said

“Cool” i said, smiling back equally sweetly.

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#ChennaiRainsHelp

December 4th, 2015

 

#ChennaiRains have turned bad today and more areas have been flooded. Here’s how you can help:
If you are not in Chennai, you can help by spreading this post.

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#Quote

December 1st, 2015

I can’t reach out to anyone because my arms don’t remember what it feels like to be held, so they’re cemented in the constant position of pushing away.
– Sierra DeMulder

#Quote

November 30th, 2015

Most often our biggest emotional challenge is to accept how horrible some of the people in our closest relationships are. And to try and love them anyway… Suchitra Krishnamoorthi

Dear Prime Minister. India Loves you. Now please love us back too…

November 25th, 2015

Yesterday there were two events that consumed the nation and the twitterati. One was Aamir Khan saying on TV in the presence of Arun Jaitley, that his (Aamir’s) wife Kiran is scared for their kids and talks about leaving the country in India’s current environment of intolerance.

The other was about Pahlaj Nihalani cutting down the kissing scene in Spectre. Both boo boo’s? Tho main kya karoon huh?

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Is Feminism the new Patriarchy?

November 10th, 2015

Why do feminists assume  that all women MUST toe the line of their confused notion of gender equality?

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