Category Archives: society

Amma and I (Fiction: Short Story)

On the second shelf in the kitchen are two mugs- orange and yellow. Amma and I bought these together from the neighborhood market some months ago; she wanted to spend time with me over chai. I have been living with … Continue reading

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“Madam are you from Japan?”

“Madam are you from Japan?” For a moment I thought he was kidding me, but unfortunately he wasn’t! Just because I had stepped out of the airport with a friend from Manipur and distinct features, I was perceived to be … Continue reading

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To Rise Above the Sludge

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A Tourist in My Nation: The Missing Swaraj – Term paper, Gandhi’s Critique of Modernity

This post consists of snippets from a Term Paper written during the module on Gandhi’s Critique of Modernity at the Young India Fellowship 2012-2013. This paper was written under guidance of Prof. Vivek Bhandari. I used this opportunity to critique … Continue reading

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Meerut Post 2: Meerut Ki kainchiyan! (Scissors)

If you haven’t used a scissor made in Meerut, you have missed out on an excellent cutting experience my friend. Its only when I moved out of Meerut for my Graduation, that I learnt of Meerut’s Scissors. I gifted one … Continue reading

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Meerut: Post 1: Bakri Mohalla

I was born and brought up in Meerut. But to be really honest, I don’t think I ever lived as a part of Meerut, I never tried to connect with my city, never tried to learn of its history or … Continue reading

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The Pizza Delivery Boy

We ordered a family-size Pizza last night, and the man delivering it got a little late. Even before he reached, I was certain there would be some form of discount for delay in service. There was. But as I paid … Continue reading

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