Indians in urban centers started to flock to pubs, and restaurants on Friday nights.
Writer, Author of 'Tamed Words'
Originally from Punjab, India. Now in Melbourne, Australia. Abundantly opinionated, adequately grounded, and moderately flawed. I try not to hold back an opinion. <br> <br> After years of being a paper napkin poet, I recently became an author of an anthology. My first book " <a href="http://www.authorspressbooks.com/book_detail.php?preference=968" rel="nofollow">Tamed Words</a>" is out now. A collection of 36 poems, this book is my 'one giant leap', towards writing. <br> <br> I also have a website called the <a href="http://www.thesmalltownboy.com" rel="nofollow">“Small Town Boy”</a>. Or you can reach me on Twitter @thesmalltownboy. <br> <br> I write about anything and everything that tickles my fancy – sports, politics, parenting, poetry, movies – everything. A hobby that has gradually turned into a passion for me.
We need to learn how to have respectful debates.
17/11/2017 9:20 AM IST
They contain truths that may be missing from ‘official’ accounts.
31/08/2017 8:37 AM IST
Bua- and chachi-proof privacy settings, for one.
28/07/2017 9:08 AM IST
Leadership in the corporate context remains a bit of a mystery. The quest to be an effective leader is a bit like chasing
13/07/2017 8:31 AM IST
A strong batting line-up is not enough.
19/06/2017 1:12 PM IST
It was almost midnight as we boarded the river cruise. There was a mild chill in the spring air. The night was mostly clear
16/06/2017 9:12 AM IST
Brand Amarinder got the votes.
15/03/2017 8:28 AM IST
Taxpayer money is being frittered away.
20/02/2017 11:39 AM IST
In 1984, thousands of innocent civilians were murdered in cold blood in New Delhi and its surrounding areas by rioting mobs
30/01/2017 8:23 AM IST
Stalling Parliament just makes matters worse.
19/12/2016 7:48 AM IST
Rishtedaari in the age of WhatsApp.
12/12/2016 7:11 AM IST
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is no stranger to the limelight. Once again, he finds himself the cynosure of all eyes, except that
05/10/2016 11:04 AM IST
A few months ago I wrote a post on why I think Punjab is ready for AAP. My opinion at the time of writing that post was that
21/09/2016 6:42 AM IST
That you chose to publicly speak against this breed of hooligans is worthy of appreciation, Mr. Modi, but the message itself came across as half-baked. It came across as a token rebuke uttered by a Prime Minister who perhaps was advised by his media experts to “say something” before it all gets out of hand.
08/08/2016 11:57 AM IST
My book is a culmination of a dream that was stitched over a long time as I grew up, and which, at times, seemed improbable. For me it signifies the triumph of a “below par” schoolboy who always wrestled with doubt and wondered if he was good enough at anything. Getting this volume of poetry out bolstered my self-belief and gave me faith that I too could carve a little corner for myself in a wide wide world.
21/07/2016 11:33 AM IST
India's strong moral fabric often haemorrhages in the hands of opportunistic power mongers. The naiveties of its masses are preyed upon by the power-hungry, robbing them of opportunities to thrive and prosper. Bereft of choices and let down by their supposed caretakers, the disenchanted masses are bound to develop an affinity for anarchy in their struggle for survival.
06/07/2016 7:46 AM IST
The rational and fact-based views of the Indian economy and its future, as often presented by Rajan, ran the risk of empowering the citizens and making them aware of the real challenges faced by their nation. That was extremely un-Indian of Rajan, no doubt. How could the political parties have allowed him to derail their shabby rhetoric of "acchhe din" and so on?
22/06/2016 8:30 AM IST
"Democracy" in India continues to be severely impaired. It is mercifully loaned to the citizens only to cast a vote during elections, but at all other times "democracy" remains a mere throwaway phrase, conveniently molested by the Indian political class.
28/05/2016 12:32 AM IST
I was pleased to read Chetan Bhagat's letter to the youth of Kashmir. It seemed like a sincere attempt at conveying a heartfelt opinion to perhaps the most disenchanted group of citizens in India. I remember feeling an urge to send him a tiny tweet back, appreciating his write-up. But in the meantime, Chetan Bhagat unravelled himself on Twitter. He did not have to seek the assistance of a troll to do so. Instead, he shot off a tweet to the famed Barkha Dutt, seeking feedback...
10/05/2016 6:27 PM IST
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