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Fed up of United States of India

India is one, and this and that and the other. What one? Kashmir wants freedom, but it is an integral part of India. Someone wants Bodoland, but it is an integral part of India. As though the people don’t know what they are a part of or what they want to be a part of. …

Customer disservice

I got an SMS from Airtel warning me that my mobile phone usage was Rs.6,000/- something and that my outgoing would be disconnected if I didn’t pay up. Pay up before my billing cycle, that is. In the last entire year, my mobile bill has  never exceeded some Rs.500/- and my last bill is Rs.392/-. …

Pakistan and Israel

For two countries that hate each other, both have much in common. Both are comparitively young countries. Both seem to be surrounded by enemies on all borders. Both claim to be in existential struggles against enemies either incapable or disinclined to destroy them. Both have some sea and have used it to strike terror against …

Governments and sexuality

Governments the world over are obsessed with regulating the sexuality of their citizens. Without getting into the histories and cultures of other countries, in this article, I limit myself to the country and people I know somewhat – Indian Hindus. Just read in some newspaper that a call girl racket was busted. Okay, great. Now, …

Women's clothing and social judgments

Just recently read a news article from Pakistan where a girl went to some party which had boys and returned late. She got raped. In the debate that stormed in the comments, two prevalent views came forth. The first was when someone commented that if she was going to wear revealing clothes and go to …