Category Archives: India

Undoing 6 decades in 6 years

A recent propaganda piece written by Home Minister Amit Shah’s PR team came up with an all true summary of the 6 years of Modi governance. Unwittingly perhaps, but true nonetheless. This post is an attempt to fit a more … Continue reading

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Five years in Scandinavia

It’s a strange place to be in. Not in space but in time. August 22nd, 2013, was the day I landed in Sweden, and it’s been full five years in Scandinavia — more importantly, 60 full months away from India. … Continue reading

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Four years in Scandinavia

To say that time flies, I believe, is a grave misnomer. I’d rather see time as something that flows and flows hurriedly; like a stream rushing down a mountain crevice. As of 22nd August, 2017, I have lived four years outside … Continue reading

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Sense and Sensibilities

Long train rides, after tedious days of mental toiling is rife with the possibilities of wandering into the alleys of the mind. Add to this, the film-reel of changing landscapes that’s flashing past the eyes, streaming picturesque fields adorned with … Continue reading

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Context for the stream of posts about “Demonetization in India”

Context for the stream of posts about “Demonetization in India”, for my friends outside India. Apologise if I’ve been flooding your newsfeed without providing proper context. Wrote this in response to a friend’s query: Tax evasion and hence unaccounted wealth … Continue reading

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Deteriorating political climate

Debates are getting narrower, opinions are attacked, facts fabricated and a framework to crush sensible ideas is getting ready, as if to embrace the peril that is at the horizon. These are symptoms of the ultra nationalism and pseudo patriotism … Continue reading

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How is it for you in India?

This question actually had me off guard and unprepared – how is it for you in India? It was a broader question as to how it was in general for people in India. This inquiry came from two different people … Continue reading

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One month, away from…..

As the post title suggests, it’s been a month away from many things – home, and for the first time away from India. Also my first full month in a foreign country. So, what has changed in a month? Many. … Continue reading

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The choice between fascists and fools

“Casteism, after all is not all that bad. The essence of casteism is something people now are mathematically talking about in Game Theory. Conflicting sections of an entity keep a check on the others, and hence improve performance. Like we … Continue reading

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Why you shouldn’t be doing the I-Pee-L!

Yes, it was another of my wordplay’s about the IPL – Indian Premier League, or the marketised version of a sport that has now turned into the biggest scam at many levels. Watching cricket has for long been nostalgic, but … Continue reading

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