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I Love You India, Potholes And All

My sceptical friends point out to me that I am blind to all the faults in the country, but I do see them, I really do. It's just that I feel India is like my mother, and so what if you don't have the coolest mother in the world? It's like in school you always feel the other person's mom is cooler and you go home and tell yours, "Mummy, next time, could you maybe wear nicer sunglasses like Diva's mom?" But that doesn't mean I love Diva's mother more.
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The Hare, The Tortoise And The UPSC's Superwomen

As news broke of women dominating the upper ranks of the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) exams, I burst into a celebratory jig, pumped my fist in the air and said woo hoo! I felt like waking up all the men I know to say, "Listen, grab a copy of the newspaper and tell me what you think." (My actual thoughts were this: "Tell me what you think about this obituary to your entitlement of dominance" but that wouldn't have been very polite).