Lucky to live the day India lifted Cricket Worldcup 2011 and when India Gate remained elusive

It was an end of en era, a historical moment when Mahendra Singh Dhoni lifted that cricket world cup on 2nd April 2011, 28 years after Kapil Dev first lifted it in 1983. I am lucky to have lived this day, lucky to be a part of this euphoria, and also lucky to have lived … Continue reading Lucky to live the day India lifted Cricket Worldcup 2011 and when India Gate remained elusive

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The search, the chase and the soulmate

I don't know if its a coincidence or not but I happen to write whenever it pours unexpectedly and beautifully in the National Capital. And these writings always come in mind while I am coming home from work. In 2005, I used to work in Nehru Place, I thought of this post while sitting in … Continue reading The search, the chase and the soulmate

Prof Sabharwal’s attackers set free, women made to go through virginity test and more news

Pause for a while, take a moment, spend it in mourning for all that is dead, dying and will die. Death of the faith in justice system, of women's rights, of the many helpless innocents killed at work or leisure...So many death and so many killers walking free. --- All 6 accused in the Prof … Continue reading Prof Sabharwal’s attackers set free, women made to go through virginity test and more news

Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

‘Greetings from the land of the Sinful Kamasutra’ said Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil while opening the Euro pride 2008 at Stockholm. (Video) But who is he? He was one of the few Indians to be invited to the Oprah Winfrey show, was one of the candidates for Time Magazine’s World Top 100 Most influential People … Continue reading Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

My family had a narrow escape at the Delhi Blasts

It was 6.30 pm I had just decided to shut down my laptop and read some books instead, I had also moved from my drawing room to bed room in order to lie down bit. Yet at the last min I thought let me still carry the laptop I would read some of the PDF … Continue reading My family had a narrow escape at the Delhi Blasts

Independence day for a Bengali Muslim Indian

Writing this with an attempt to report a case of human rights violation and bring some media and administrative attention. Once again a group of harmless poor people trying to make ends meet in the big bad city by washing people’s cars, pulling cycle rickshaws, working as maid servants etc. have been verbally abused, threatened, … Continue reading Independence day for a Bengali Muslim Indian

Nationwide Queer Pride March: An Historical event

Last week I wrote a piece on how its time for the queer people to stand up, stand tall and assert their rights. In this context the queer activism in India just witnessed a landmark event, the first ever nation wide Queer Pride March was concluded on Sunday, 29th June 2008. Thousands of gay, lesbians, … Continue reading Nationwide Queer Pride March: An Historical event

Of date, dent and dentistry-I

Cranky old man who doesn't look so old yet yells, "where is my lungi (traditional Indian men's wrap around), just where is it?"  Equally cranky but not so old woman yells back, "I have put it for Laundry." Old man confused, asks, "What do you mean 'put it for laundry', it has either been washed … Continue reading Of date, dent and dentistry-I

It rained today Man…

It was an awesome rain that delhi had today in the evening and its awlays a beautiful sight to see those shining blades of water falling on the concrete road and the car splashing by...the traffic obviously came to a halt all around and I waited almost an hour at the Jungpura stop for a … Continue reading It rained today Man…

It rained today

Feelings Yesterday:- If I knew that was the last time, I would have at least hugged him closer and longer The search has come to an end not because she found it but because she has let it go, and its so much better now. No more worries, no pain no questions no answers, no … Continue reading It rained today