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Memoirs of a ‘CHINKY’

“When I born, I Black, When I grow up, I Black, When I go in Sun, I Black, When I scared, I Black, When I sick, I Black, And when I die, I still black……. And you White fella, When you born, you Pink, When you grow up, you White, When you go in Sun, …

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A Poet’s Romance

You are far and yet so near, Disappointing at times but still my dear. True! Your smile is not merely a pretension, Without much creativity I wish I could hold your attention! Let me borrow your dryness For your heart could sing and the soul dance, Enough of remorse and dissolution, It’s time to celebrate …

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An Ode to a long lost friend

This blog might seem as something different from what I usually write about. But exceptions are always allowed. I was just browsing through my old notes today, and suddenly a rugged paper fell off from my old note book. I picked up the paper and it had a poem which was written by a friend …

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I AM WHO I CRITICIZE

He is in his mid thirties and works as a peon to the Director. He comes out with a filthy smile and slowly spreads his hands. And my colleague tucks in the blue note in his hand, while shaking his hand. He looks at the note and says it loud, “Dude this wont even buy …

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The Lingering Smile

It was an early Sunday morning….. I had come to visit my uncle (my Mom’s cousin). As I am always in Delhi, I get only a few days to visit my parents and relatives in Assam. Every time I visit home , I am always greeted with a lot of news and the recent was …

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Understanding Ramadaan

It is the holy month of Ramadan. Dhaka has bloomed up and has worn a completely different picture. The roads are filled with ‘Iftaar’ shops and the other shops are offering attractive discounts. People are all gearing up for celebrations. The government has declared a month long holiday for the schools and colleges which of …

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Mr. Pegu Goes to Dhaka

I was selected to be a part of Fredkorpset internship program which allowed me to travel to Dhaka and stay there for about 10 months. Regardless to mention here that I already lost out two months because of visa problems. Getting a visa to Bangladesh is a tough thing to do, especially for an Indian …

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Marriage by order

My Sister did it, So did my elder brother. And the end result is that I can’t do it. What I am talking about is ‘eloping with the loved one’. My eldest sister eloped with her boyfriend with the pretext of going to the market for shopping. The guy (my brother-in-law) belongs to totally different …

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Is India ready to create ‘Her-story’?

History (read His-story) has always been biased towards women as it has always been written from a patriarchal point of view. Feminist thinkers have always advocated that such patriarchal names should be avoided and renamed. Her-story in India has been a story of Neglect and discrimination, evident from the fact that even after sixty three …

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