Archive | September, 2007

National Highway III

National Highway III

A man traveling across a field encountered a tiger. He fled, the tiger after him. Coming to a precipice, he caught hold of the root of a wild vine and swung himself down over the edge. The tiger sniffed at him from above. Trembling, the man looked down to where, far below, another tiger was […]

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Hindustan ka dil dekho

O&M’s ad for Madhya Pradesh Tourism – Hindustan ka dil dekho. Makes you feel you want to visit the place and that was perhaps the purpose of the ad. Nice one! Til dekho Taad dekho Aankhen phad phad dekho Sher ki dahad dekho Marble ka pahad dekho Chanderi ki saadi dekho Bandhavgarh ki jhaadi dekho Mandu […]

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Indi YO!

Gautam Gambhir Robin Uthappa Yuvraj Singh Mahendra Singh Dhoni Rohit Sharma Yusuf Pathan Irfan Pathan Joginder Sharma Harbhajan Singh S Sreesanth RP Singh  In the end, the swagger of youth seemed to matter as much as simple serendipity. Near the end of the close and tension-filled game, India beat Pakistan by five runs. Minutes later, […]

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RAM I 1992: Post Babri Masjid demolition, 1150 dead in the first three days. Bombay riots and Bombay blasts to follow in weeks. 2000 dead, in the name of Ram. Bhartiya Janata Party sweeps to power across the Hindi heartland and Maharashtra by mid-90s. Becomes single largest party at centre, forms government. RAM II 2002: […]

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Onam week photos from tvm

Onam week photos from tvm

 few snaps from Trivandrum city – Onam week, 2007 Outside Kanakakunnu palace – Nishagandhi was full 🙂 Legislature – dim lights, Photography banned Museum road, Merry Columbus 🙂 Secretariat – North Block Secretariat – Outsider’s view Usha Uthup at Chandrashekaran Nair Stadium – same old stuff Trivandrum Corporation Kanakakunnu Lights of the city 🙂 Check […]

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The Terms in Which I Think of Reality

Reality is a question of realizing how real the world is already. Time is Eternity, ultimate and immovable; everyone’s an angel. It’s Heaven’s mystery of changing perfection : absolute Eternity changes! Cars are always going down the street, lamps go off and on. It’s a great flat plain; we can see everything on top of […]

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Hero No 1

In these days of degenerating decency, we ought to be thankful for the one person who strives so hard and travels around the world to make us laugh. The world would have been a very dry place had Al Gore won in 2000. My Hero  – was in Sydney, Australia for the APEC Summit, a gathering […]

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Terror capital of India?

“We are proud of our MLAs as Taslima Nasrin needs the harshest punishment for her writings against Islam. The next time she comes to Hyderabad, we will implement the fatwa [of death] against her,” thundered Akbaruddin Owaisi, the MIM floor leader in the Assembly. “We are Muslims first and MLAs next.”, He said. Well, assuming […]

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Chak De India 20-0

Since August 31st I am hearing these torture and cluster bombing figures about the Indian team in Chennai. India destroy Sri Lanka 20-0 India defeats Bangladesh  6 – 0 India finish Thailand  16 -0 I mean Asia Cup hockey  sounds like some state conference of sadists. What goes inside the mind of people who conduct this? […]

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