Profanity

Percentage of time devoted to rural news on TV
Media
Women's rights

The #Tehelka Consensus

Extraordinary events ought to be documented somewhere, and when it comes to a media consensus, the secondary chroniclers of our era are bloggers. So I am looking at this moment in amazement where all of India seems to be in complete consensus on several things. This is pretty much the narrow band of reporting on […]

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Women's rights

Cuntisms, mardangi and Ricky Gervais ( @rickygervais)

Ricky Gervais usually tweets from the heart and has views I like when it comes to animals and atheism. Which is why it was quite delightful when he ripped into hunting as a sport. Unfortunately, I saw a side of Ricky Gervais or perhaps the “1st world” that I have been meaning to write about […]

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Indian Air Force tricolour flag formation flying
National

In loving memory of Late Col AGJ Swittens (Joe) 4GR, an Indian POW (1971) in Pakistan

I came across the touching story of Col. Swittens when my friend forwarded it to me. Since then I found copies on some blogs, a forum or two and other stray copy-pastes, and thought to have a page honoring him here, thinking he’d like to have a virtual memorial on a site fighting a war […]

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Politics & Political Commentary
Women's rights

A Life in Clothes – Why now?

I don’t have secrets. They take up too much brain power. I just have so much vivid detail that everything seems like discovering a secret. At the same time, I had never bothered to lay it all out like this. Good choices, bad choices, suffering, glory, all. I did it now, because I realized that […]

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