Monthly Archives: July 2006

In which this blog turns two

Bloggie Birthday. Been two years since Within / Without was first abused with a post. What started as a whining corner at work, has become the one repository of all angst, weirdness, poetry, laughter and links. I don’t want to … Continue reading

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One year on at St Botolph’s

It’s been a year. Last year, as those with minor injuries walked out, I was sitting in a coffeehouse and watching the world speed by. They walked into the coffeehouse, sat and shivered with fear.. My sister and I were … Continue reading

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A dog, a kitten and so much cuteness.

omg! Cute. Say it with me, Cute. *Must.. Stop… Grinning*

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links for 2006-07-07

Gadgetry and Subjectivity: The making of the Tamil Brahmin Self (pdf link) Delightful read. From utensils, the rise of the Sumeet mixie in the 70s, the food habits and the associated gadgetry of the Tamil Brahmin community. Written by Uma … Continue reading

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Love, language and ever-silver

Every moment, then on would always have a taalam, In beat, the summer fan threatened to whisk away his half page love letter. My love is pure (no, not pure. I lust for you). It is like music. (The cacaphony … Continue reading

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links for 2006-07-06

My Father – A Poem By Iftikhar Naseem “I especially liked the one titled ‘mere baabaa’ (my father) in which he delves into the issue of his sexual preference. I found the poem quite touching and one can feel the … Continue reading

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The things people google for

Some things disturb me. All sorts of strange search queries on Google lead people to this blog. Including weird fantasies, morbid imagination and some vague taste in food. However, this recent one took the cake. Whoever you are, why do … Continue reading

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Call centres and outsourcing

NY Times on someone spinning a new hit online. Conversation with a call centre employee Shortly thereafter, those five minutes became the online equivalent of a top-of-the-charts single. To listen as Mr. Ferrari tries to cancel his membership is to … Continue reading

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Links for 2006-07-03

The Writings on the Stall Because masterpieces are thought of and written there. Quite often. Via India Uncut (tags: humour writing random poetry people funny culture)

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Remembering an Italian penfriend

I had some penfriends when I was growing up. Cable television had just about crept into our homes. The world was learnt through other’s experiences and words. Or monuments. Like all I knew about Italy was the Leaning Tower of … Continue reading

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Sunday morning thoughtlets and links

1. Crumpets. I never really knew what they were. They sounded so horrifyingly close to a musical instrument that could be eaten that for some reason I didn’t even google them. However, they taste incredible if dipped in a centimetre … Continue reading

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