Stop Looking For A Victim In The Legend That Sridevi Was

Can we not accept that she must have had the agency to decide for herself what kind of lifestyle she wanted in her 50s? Can we not accept that if she did go for various surgeries to look less than her age, that must have been what she really wanted out of her free choice?

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Two events in two cities – Jstor workshop & India Social Summit 2010 – and one loss: Eventful life as always

Last couple of weeks have been eventful. I traveled, attended two very different types of events and then there was the loss of my paternal grandmother. This is to capture some of the moments from the last few days. --- 7th to 13th December, Bangalore: As already mentioned I went to Bangalore to speak at … Continue reading Two events in two cities – Jstor workshop & India Social Summit 2010 – and one loss: Eventful life as always

Stephen Gately: The ‘New begginging’ was too short, RIP Steo

Woke up to this absolutely shocking news, Stephen Gately of the famous Irish boyband Boyzone is dead. BBC reports, Boyzone singer Stephen Gately has died suddenly at the age of 33 while on holiday in Majorca. Spanish police said there were no signs of suspicious circumstances, but the cause of death is not yet known. … Continue reading Stephen Gately: The ‘New begginging’ was too short, RIP Steo

R.I.P Michael Jackson, you were God sent: The Memorial

  They believe in every few ages every time the affairs of the world goes haywire God pays a visit to earth, its the same God who just comes in various different avatars. He came and wrote holy books, The Geeta, The Bible The Quran. But not every time will he write holy books will … Continue reading R.I.P Michael Jackson, you were God sent: The Memorial

A Global Human Tragedy – RIP Michael Jackson

Girl boy were going through a break up. They promised they would never talk. This morning boy messaged girl, "MJ is no more." She called him back and they shared the fond memories they had about MJ and his songs. How they danced to his tunes in school, how they bought blank cassettes and recorded … Continue reading A Global Human Tragedy – RIP Michael Jackson

Jade Goody: The winner took it all

Ever since as a teenager I have romanticized the idea of an young and famous death. I am not suicidal. I think they suck who kill themselves. Someone once asked me what your advice would be to a person contemplating suicide and I said, "I'll say - go to hell."  Yet I always thought death … Continue reading Jade Goody: The winner took it all

This morning’s thoughts

Something about the world is different today, and it would never be the same. Mshewta, friend from the core circle at school, lost her mother yesterday. Shaken. The members of their generation have begin to leave. We all have been like family, so many days and hours spent chatting with her, when ever we visited … Continue reading This morning’s thoughts

Goodbye Kakan

I have always romanticized the idea of an early and famous death...my friend had it and now I am 'living' her 'death'... I had wondered how will it be to be suddenly gone...What if people who knew me, loved me, find out I am no more... will they cry for me? Of course they will... … Continue reading Goodbye Kakan