Monthly Archives: December 2005

How to have a great year!

My last post for 2005. Great year. Got married. (Wow!) Boyfriend became Husband. Boyfriend remains Best Friend. Found job. Moved from Hyderabad to Delhi. Delhi to Bombay. Moved into a new home by the sea. Bombay to London. Moved into … Continue reading

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Remembrance Week

A year back, Boxing Day didn’t mean much to me. You don’t really have the concept of Boxing Day in India. It’s an alien word, with not much of an import on the subcontinent. However, the tsunami changed it all. … Continue reading

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Your Christmas, And mine Too! Oye!

Meri Christmas! Oye, Teri Bhi Christmas. (My Christmas! Oye, Your Christmas Too!) A once upon a time foggy memory of Christmas jokes around Merry Christmas. Merry sounds pretty similar to Meri (trans. – Mine). Christmas was co-opted well into the … Continue reading

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Neyveli and lignite

This post is prompted by reading the archives of The Hindu – This Day That Age column that never fails to rake up some associations and conversations. Bulk samples of lignite from the Neiveli Lignite Project have been sent to … Continue reading

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Old Spitalfields Market on a Sunday

Walking around in the Old Spitalfields market on a very cold Sunday, the world seemed to converge in small stalls. Beads as though strung all the way from Goa made shiny appearances, and a doormat with Che Guevara’s iconic-Mickey Mousish … Continue reading

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Taking back the Indian Night

This disturbs me. Women account for about 40 per cent of the 350,000 call centres employees in India. IT sector bodies, politicians and the police have now urged companies to offer better security to BPO workers. Should women work night … Continue reading

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Of five years

To this I give Our silent rotating nights, Sigh of ugly buildings, steel And Brit, stare through pure Doors. Our various homes names for moods, shared secrets and soap, Each a line on our somewhat young palms, yawn out memories. … Continue reading

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More about the under-age Maid

This post started as response to this comment on this post; but the comment turned out longer than it should have been, and hence it makes an appearance here. I worked with street girls for about two years – and … Continue reading

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Maid in Kindergarten

I haven’t always been a feminist. I was naive once. By the end of reading this article, I felt like banging my head on the table. The Women and Child Development Officer of Hyderabad has been suspended for employing an … Continue reading

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The umbrella and the chest

This particular post is prompted by this post. One very well-meaning and dear Malayalee friend of mine caught a cycle-rickshaw. The sun was out in full force, and the heat was a killer. So this friend, E (who must not … Continue reading

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Dead Woman Blogging

Note – A vague piece of “pure” (or impure?) fiction. Crafted over a ten minute bus journey and a childhood memory. Prompted by all the blog-talk over the weekend. The piece isn’t so much about blogs, but about possessions and … Continue reading

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Global Voices 2005 – Lblogging!

We’re mid-way the fourth and final session of the Global Voices summit 2005. So far it has been an incredible day with ideas flying from one corner of the room to the other. For me, it has been an amazing … Continue reading

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