Monthly Archives: May 2006

My very first Videolog – all the way from Oxford Street

With this, we put forward our very first videoblog (vlog) post. Walking today on Oxford Street, the music made by these very enthusiastic musicians had me very excited. Quick photographs were taken. I am too much of an amateur to … Continue reading

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Spring Is Hell

Spring is hell for those who suffer from allergies. This tree is squeezing the life and breath out of me. To think I took many photographs of this tree without knowing that it would haunt my lungs. Dear Platanus X … Continue reading

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Simon, Garfunkel and Desultory Phillipics

There’s music you grow up with, and the music you discover. Simon and Garfunkel (S&G) falls in the latter category for me. I think I heard general strains of their music here and there, but in 1994, when I first … Continue reading

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Jaani Shikaar, Jharkhand and hunting women

College email lists can get repetetive after a point. I tend to run through them with a quick thumb. Yesterday, something caught my eye. Shivani Kumar, a batchmate at TISS wrote this email about a festival called Jaani Shikaar.I am … Continue reading

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Rape is not a metaphor

Someone please explain to this fumbling fool that rape is not a metaphor. Rape is abuse that is sexual in nature. It is necessarily the violation of a person’s body without his or her consent. In different countries, the law … Continue reading

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Daily Links

Sultana’s Dream Found thanks to Sepia Mutiny, this is the text of a piece of science fiction written by Rokeya Hosain in 1905, where the protagonist goes to a land dominated by women, and where men live lives of suppression. … Continue reading

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Singing “Sweet Marie”

DR may not have found a mention on this blog before. I met her in TISS, and for an entire year we lived along the same corridor, with rooms facing each other. Our hostel was a particularly beautiful one. We … Continue reading

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Supreme Court displays 1908 Alipore Bomb case exhibits “The apex court has organised an exhibition of the court judgments and case exhibits of the famous 1908 Alipore bomb conspiracy case…the court also plans to put on display spent bomb shells, … Continue reading

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La Moo De Painting

I love cows. I don’t eat them. I like them standing on the side of roads. I love their eyes. Expressions. In Delhi, sometimes they actually peek inside your car if your window is rolled down. Which is why Caroline … Continue reading

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Cute Overload – Where Cute Photographs of Animals Rule This is my darkest side. The side that trips on photographs of animals looking adorable. Where cute is no longer an ugly word. This site always has some stuff that makes … Continue reading

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Kadai: Or how Kishore broke up with the nameless-one

(In continuation from here. Kishore was last mentioned here) She leans over and says “My love for you is still in Beta”. Bombay pumps mugginess onto its streets and he feels sweat beads form on the insides of his brain. … Continue reading

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Maoists in Nepal – a photoset on Flickr “about an hour outside of janakpur in the south east of nepal, i was invited to meet a group of maoists. they were on their way back from kathmandu where they had … Continue reading

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