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A Critique of Delhi

Delhi OMG! is a drain inspector’s report on Delhi.  The author, Vinod Nair, is “heading the Human Resources function in a US multinational company based out of (sic) Gurgaon.”  He was born and brought up in Delhi and knows the … Continue reading

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Delhi Ballads

  Delhi has a lot of stories to tell.  M Mukundan, a Malayalam novelist, has written two novels set in Delhi.  His latest novel published a few months ago is Delhi Gathakal (Delhi Ballads).   It tells the story of Delhi … Continue reading

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Delhi Diary

  The person who parked his bike next to my scooter in the parking lot of the Metro Rail Station asked, “Is it a holiday today?” “Yeah,” said I in the usual laconic style of Delhi. “But why?” “Birthday of … Continue reading

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My City, Great City

  Finding your niche in the world is one of the greatest things that can happen to you, especially if you are a person uprooted from your birthplace.  I lived in my birthplace [my village]only in the first fifteen years … Continue reading

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I have a Caste

Swami Vivekananda described Kerala as a madhouse.  Interestingly, the followers of the Swami turned out to be quite as mad as the inhabitants of what he described as a madhouse and what later has been advertised as God’s own country. … Continue reading

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Games in the time of Dengue

  The Sunday Magazine of the Hindu [Oct 3] carries two articles side by side on page 3: ‘In a class of our own’ by Kalpana Sharma, and ‘Death on the streets’ by Harsh Mander.  The first deals with the … Continue reading

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Good Wishes for the Commonwealth Games

  When the headline on the first page of the newspaper declared “Corruption in Commonwealth Games,” Maggie’s instant comment was: “Mr X is involved, no?.” Mr X is an acquaintance of ours who is some kind of an official in … Continue reading

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