Monthly Archives: July 2005

mumbai

The rains in Mumbai. The violence in Gurgaon. Hope everyone is safe in Mumbai, and that the city comes back to life. We keep hearing all kinds of reports, and can’t get through to everyone. Take care.. and God bless..

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at loss for words.. or something

All your life you have been describing colour. Describing your own in a language that had become your life vein. A language that had begun to convey even the darkest of henna on dusky hands, and articulate the lights of … Continue reading

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jazz food from tower hill

What could possibly eat you other than the wide mouth of a london sky like stain of royal washable blue.

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Life and Blog Update

Great News! (No, No, I haven’t found a job!) Well, yours truly has joined Global Voices as an author. I just finished my first post on GV. This is a whole new level of opportunity and I am excited to … Continue reading

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a low-cheer weekend update

There was so much to write about over this weekend. A person, only because he wore dark clothes, and ran away from three plainclothed persons with drawn guns was shot down in London. Not arrested, not asked. But shot. Strangely … Continue reading

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longish post(rant) on Primary Education

Education is probably one issue that is extremely close to me as a person and a professional. And for some reason I never end up discussing it on the blog. Perhaps because the way we perceive education, unlike say other … Continue reading

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inconsistency, fear and being online

As we try and settle down to some peace in London, two weeks after the bomb blasts, something else comes up. More here. As always there are conflicting stories and signals. The Police Commissioner says Stay where you are, and … Continue reading

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where’s your mum?

From Business Standard on a recent State Notification in Gujarat. Officials in the sub-registrar’s office said that the state government issued a notification recently, stating that a marriage would be registered only if parents of both the bride and the … Continue reading

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you call that a post?

Dina does a wonderful job on her blog, continuing a conversation we had about nasty comments on blogs. We’ve had this conversation in bits and pieces and on other blogs when discussing some bloggers’ decisions to shut down commenting in … Continue reading

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bombay to goa, eh.. via london

Goa is a recurring theme in my conversations with strangers in London. Cab drivers, shop keepers and whoever else I strike a conversation with, and has some idea of India always asks me about Goa. Sometime back, in a ridiculously … Continue reading

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Look Ma! Moon’s around the tab!

Google never stops tickling me. I have been spending a lot of time (that should ideally contribute to some lucky GDP) on Google Earth, and now they come up with Google Moon. As the website says, On July 20, 1969, … Continue reading

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evil ideology, and a supposed clash of civilizations

There are more than just two ways to look at all situations. It isn’t about a good or a bad, but from my own perspective I have been attempting to understand the fate of Asian Muslims in the UK. The … Continue reading

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