An Apology to a Pervert

Dear Pervert, It was the end of the first day of my arrival at the beach. Everyone was looking forward to the party that evening.  I wore a black top with flaring red pants. The black top was old, but still classically sexy. The red cotton pants were new. I topped it off with a […]

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Killing me softly

Andy is a smart, good-looking, young, funny person who works in the city like many others do. The one thing that probably separates Andy from most of them, is that Andy tried to kill himself. A while ago, he assures me. But he definitely did. I was so skeptical, at first. “Kill” yourself? Literally? Like […]

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The Girl in the Funhouse Mirror

To everyone around her, she looked perfect. Her smooth caramel skin begging to be touched, her eyes inviting a second glance and her lips pouting with naivete. As she walked, she did so with an underlying rhythm that comes with a lifetime of training with the best trapeze artists and gymnasts. She spoke with the […]

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Dharamshala, Dharamsala.

After spending an enormous amount of time (more than a weekend is a lot of time) in Dharamsala, I feel I am now qualified to give the following advice to fellow travelers who wish to visit this place. This advice is not for the faint of heart. To make your trip truly exciting, follow this […]

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SOUP? UGH! HE ROSE.

Not again. Eating the same food, everyday, doing the same thing, everyday, over and over. How did people do this all day, he wondered. His fingers were not used to typing away on a keyboard. They were more familiar with being clenched into a fist to throw punches. His giant body was hunched over as […]

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The dangers of making assumptions

More often than not, I find it easier to agree and nod along rather than admit that I don’t have a clue. Sometimes, I survived the situations, other times I didn’t. Well, these were the top three misconceptions and assumptions I believed to be “fact”, for the better part of my childhood: The Sangh Parivar […]

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Reboot

In my head, for the purposes of this post, we are all Windows OS. We wish we could look as great as the Macs or be as cool as the Linuxes but we’re all alike, some better versions than others, but all still the same. And some time, we slow down, become cranky or in […]

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Intuit

I recently worked with Intuit on managing their digital media strategy related to the Design Awesome event that they organised. The event was a ‘hello’ to all product based start-ups in Bangalore. Their philosophy is that they share their experiences with the community and they have always found that in the end, they have benefited […]

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