Monthly Archives: August 2005

…And Then Came Internet

Ten years is not a very long period of time. But the last decade where internet in India has evolved from archaic shell accounts to broadband has been one of epochal change. In these ten years I too have changed … Continue reading

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Stupid Pointless Annoying Messages

This morning when I checked my blog, I was elated to discover a deluge of comments. At last, I thought someone was reading what I write and writing back to show what they thought of my ideas or me. But … Continue reading

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The Religion of Noise

The night is yet to be over, the morning just on the coast. A banshee cry screeches through the silent dawn. Neither an Irish folklore nor an urban legend, but an invocation of the gods where we ordinary mortals are … Continue reading

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Karl in the Kurta

Working for six days a week stresses one out. Therefore in order to liven the weekend a bit, I prefer wearing something different. The dirty jeans stay intact, only the shirt or the t-shirt is replaced by a kurta and … Continue reading

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India According to Uncle Sam

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs periodically releases Consular Information Sheets advising its citizens about the not-to-dos on their visits abroad. They make an interesting read. I was going through their latest Information Sheet on India and … Continue reading

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Tripura Pretermitted

Militancy in Indian ‘mainstream’ journalism has become synonymous with Kashmir. Time and space permitting, the Naxals manage to squeeze their way through. Northeastern India in general finds scarce mention. A sprinkling of Manipur, Assam and Nagaland somewhere in the ticker … Continue reading

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A Decade of Mobility

The Chief Minister of a communist ruled state calls up the Union Communications Minister and ignites a revolution. Not a Naxalbari redux, but mobiles phones have broken through the barriers of class in its decade old Indian existence. The hawaii … Continue reading

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