Monthly Archives: November 2005

The Tinkle of Silver

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It was the wee years of the nineteen hundred and eighties. Television didn’t air Cartoon Network, cyber space was still confined within the peripheries of laboratories and MMS was a distant dream. Kids played real games requiring physical exertion. And also read a lot of comics. During those days of idyllic endeavours it was usually [Read more]

Good Morning, Good Day

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Just the kind of the beginning of the day you never want. Through with the morning habit of brushing the teeth and the early morning cup of tea on the Guwahati-Delhi Rajdhani Express – nature calls. After pushing numerous bolted toilet doors, I was relieved to finally find one unbolted one. Only to discover that [Read more]

Live from Shillong

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Reached here late last night. Just took some time out from the mandatory meetings with friends and relatives to post something. But the grey cells become dormant in the environment of a cyber café. Will try to recollect my thoughts and feelings at leisure and post here later.

Homeward Bound

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The sun plays hide and seek with the nimbus clouds, the moss between the toes is cold, damp. The acidic smell of pine leaves lends freshness to the air. It’s getting colder. The winds of November whistle through the bamboo groves. Winter is almost here. She reminded the British of their Scottish highlands. 1496 metres [Read more]

India.gov.in Now On

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NEW DELHI, November 10: Dayanidhi Maran, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, today launched the National Portal of India which will act as a gateway to online government services. He said “india.gov.in” has been developed with a citizen’s perspective to ensure easy and efficient access to all Indian Government Information and Services at one common [Read more]

A Helpline for Hombres

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Dowry harassment doesn’t shock our insensitive psyches much, unless the in-laws resort to something heinous as bride-burning. We have accepted the unlawful practice of dowry as a way of life. Bureaucrats to business badshahs – everyone demands or delivers the pound of flesh. On some Delhi road-dividers you will find small dangling boards which state [Read more]

Stirred Not Shaken

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7:00 AM, Delhi Metro’s Kashmere Gate station. A disheveled youth in his mid 20s with reddish eyes wearing a jacket and a suspicious looking satchel hung across walks in. The solitary policeman at the security check looks at him suspiciously, feels for the contents of his bag from the outside and lets him in. On [Read more]