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We seem to have owned our cultural stereotypes in place of pushing back against them.
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I have been back in India for three months now and, on many occasions, I began to write my blog #lemonjuicetoourcolonialhangover but then could not bring myself to proceed. Anyone who knows me knows t...
The Prime Minister's recent announcement to demonetise higher value notes overnight has created a frenzy in India. The government has given 50 days to the people to exchange their currency and the las...
Imagine if suddenly the astronomers discover a planet, within reaching distance, just like Earth. How excited everyone would be. Let's say it has oceans and lakes, has a good temperature for humans, h...
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I sweep, I mop, I rinse, I dry. I didn't always, relying not so long ago on others more willing, through love or money or selflessness or obligation, to do my dirty work for me, because I could afford to outsource it. Labour, when done as an act of responsibility, is never dirty. It is also never noble. It just is.
Indrani is being portrayed as a calculating small-town girl on a ruthless climb up the social ladder. What I wish to fervently communicate to the media is that ambition is not a bad thing. It does not lead most people, or women in particular, to murder people. Amidst all this frenzy, there is real food for thought. It brings to our minds a very important question. Not just for Indrani but all of us. How much is too much?
Arvind Kejriwal, the hero of the moment, is the cynosure of all eyes. He should know that aapsolute mandate = aapsolute responsibility. In his own words, "It's scary." But he has a team of solid workers along with him, competent professionals with politically viable people and a well chartered plan.