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“I am happily married for the past 3 years; I would constantly brag before all and sundry.” “3 years, happy?” pat would oft come the reply. It took quite some time for me to complete the open-ended question- “Married since three years, no issues, still happy?” That’s what they meant. The apprehension of Indians to keep the lineage going! Most importantly, the fear of being deprived of moksha without a male child to light the funeral pyre! Read More
Posted on September 27, 2015

EID MUBARAK!!!

Eid mubarak! It’s a normal delightful wish for all Muslims. To me it connotes horror and fear; a reverberation of life threatening anecdotes Read More
Posted on September 12, 2014

Vote Jihad

It was common practice to offer a princess’s hand in marriage to a King for political affiliation. Akbar knew that establishing a foothold in India would not be possible without the support of the Rajput Chiefs. One way to win them over was through matrimonial alliance. Read More
Posted on August 2, 2012

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Your two year old is sitting right next to you; you call out his name…no response; you think he’s a little lost …you call out louder…still no response; you keep increasing your pitch till you can scream no louder. Before you come to a conclusion about his hearing prowess he cocks his ears to the tune of his favourite ad zingle on TV and runs to the other room to watch it! So, he is not deaf after all! Read More
Posted on March 9, 2011

Inevitable Mentors

Most teachers feel that teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition. Personally, I feel the there’s been an adulteration in both the relationships. When class-mates reunite even after decades they do recall, especially their school teachers, quite fondly. Some of us are still grateful for what was instilled to us in those class rooms with forty odd students, with a quarter of them mentally absent. Many thought they would catch up via group studies while others were addicted to home tutors. Though I cannot totally take side with the students I do recall several anecdotes which made pupils like or dislike a subject. Often this had nothing to do with the subject. Read More
Posted on January 14, 2011

Strength from Faith

To me God existed as per my convenience. Complaints were random. “Why me, lord?” was the oft mouthed line even for matters as trivial as a bad hair day. When asked my opinion on the existence of God, as a youngster I would proudly declare, “I am an agnostic.” More so to raise eyebrows about my knowledge of the concept than my impression about Him! Read More
Posted on August 12, 2010

Friend And Foe

I have a close friend who I am sure must be a common friend to almost all of us- the internet. The restlessness it instigates when the server is down is as if that’s the end of the world. Wonder how mankind survived prior to its invention! Read More
Posted on August 5, 2010

Heart to Heart

The heart has strange ways of connecting to peopleThe heart has strange ways of connecting to peopleThe heart has strange ways of connecting to peopleThe heart has strange ways of connecting to people Read More
Posted on July 22, 2010

I struck Gold

I am happily married for the past 3 years; I would constantly brag before all and sundry.” “3 years, happy?” pat would oft come the reply. It took quite some time for me to complete the open-ended question- “Married since three years, no issues, still happy?” That’s what they meant. The apprehension of Indians to keep the lineage going! Most importantly, the fear of being deprived of moksha without a male child to light the funeral pyre! Read More
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  • EID MUBARAK!!!
    Eid mubarak! It’s a normal delightful wish for all Muslims. To me it connot...
    September 27, 2015
  • Vote Jihad
    It was common practice to offer a princess’s hand in marriage to a King for...
    September 12, 2014
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    Your two year old is sitting right next to you; you call out his name…no re...
    August 2, 2012