Monthly Archives: June 2006

Sabarimala, women and the state

I am no expert on religion or the state. However, when a temple goes all up in arms about women polluting their sanctum sanctorum – it pisses me off. No point in trying to force a revolution though. To me, … Continue reading

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Masculinity, men and patriarchy

Monuments are for Pigeons has an interesting post on masculinity and contextualizes it within an economy. (With some visual vignettes from The Simpsons.) Masculinity as independence, ‘being your own man’, is a lie. It’s used most often when men are … Continue reading

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How Neha got her Roti back

Sri and I – we love our Rotis. We’ve been trying to make them for a long time. Our first efforts were disastrous. What looks amazingly simple when made by somebody else – becomes a complicated, herculean task involving all … Continue reading

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Feminism, Choice and Spaces

It disturbs me when female chauvinism passes off for Feminism. Female Chauvinism works in pretty much the same way that Male Chauvinism does. Among other things – it can assume superiority over another another sex, it stereotypes and begins to … Continue reading

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Who wants wisdom, or extra teeth?

There is a circus in my mouth. I feel like an elephant is dancing upside down on my upper jaw. Since it wasn’t enough that five months back I had my first wisdom tooth kill me with pain, I now … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-28

The South Asian Literary Recordings Project “Launched in April 2000, to record the voices of South Asian authors for the Library of Congress’ Archive of Recorded World Literature, the project has captured the readings of prominent South Asian poets, novelists, … Continue reading

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Blogultery

Blogultery – When you stop reading one blog for another, and tell the author of the first one that you still read the blog, and none other. You satisfy them by going to their blog and howering for a while … Continue reading

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Goodbye Eddie

If you like watching Frasier, then please say a quick and quiet goodbye to Eddie. Hope you go to Doggy Heaven Eddie Moose Crane. You put my faith back in Jack Russells.

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Links for 2006-06-27

Debate on women’s rights and freedom in the Bangla blogosphere Aparna has an interesting roundup on the discussion on gender and women on the Bangla blogosphere. (tags: bangladesh bangla gender women)

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Football, Grandpa and India

My grandpa loves football. Sitting in Palakkad, I am pretty sure he’s keeping a close tab on how the World Cup unfolds. I thought a lot of him through my conversations on football in Prague. I keep getting asked “One … Continue reading

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Notes from Prague II: Football, fans and Old Town Square

Yesterday night, right after dinner near the Old Town Square – we went to the square to catch the football game (Argentina vs. Mexico). The supporters from Mexico vastly outnumbered the ones rooting for Argentina. Needless to say that I … Continue reading

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Notes from Prague I

I had an interesting discussion yesterday (in a Greek restaurant) with a man from Colombia who lives in Netherlands. About Indian restaurants and Spanish movies. Well, one cuisine that is more popular than the Indian one is the Chinese one. … Continue reading

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