Daddy Diaries : Beds and Hobbitses

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Dear Diary, The day for which the Sharma family was eagerly waiting arrived a few days back. Anika started crawling on all four (more like an alligator) a few days back and the house was buzzing with gossip about how long we had before she would fall off the bed. Everyone was of the opinion that her

Why homosexuality should be encouraged in India

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image from here When the Supreme court acts like a Khap and bans homosexuality in a country like India, it is indeed a dark day especially when allowing it would have done wonders for the country. Decriminalization of homosexuality would have turned us into better humans over the coming decades but by making

Money in the blouse and other stories

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images from here The Toofani Couple A few days back I had an early morning live implementation. As my cab driver played Need for Speed on the roads of Delhi at 5.30 in the morning, I kept an eye on his nitro consumption which basically means that I was wide awake ensuring that

Boiling Water – III

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image from here Read part 1 and 2 of the story here - Boiling water – I Boiling Water – II                                                 *           *           * I stood in the balcony for a

Boiling Water – II

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image from here Read part 1 here - Boiling Water - I I wasn’t late. As I waited for my turn, I looked at the people around me. They were petrified. They carried a façade but I was a fellow traveller. I knew what they craved from inside – to sleep with a

Boiling water – I

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Image from here (Based on a true story) “I had the dream again.”She walked and sat next to me, taking my hand in hers, caressing the folds of my skin.“You have to forget her. You saved me,” she said.“I can’t,” I whispered.“It has been sixty years.”“Yes. Sixty years. And her sound still wakes me up.”“I

Novel Updates – II

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Yes, there was a Novel Update - I and it came out in February. You can read it here - http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/novel-updates/ My life has always followed a pattern. Every fabulous news is accompanied by a disaster. It is God's way of telling me that I cannot have it all, that he will never ever let me

Daddy Diaries : The terrorist and the fountain of milk

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Dear Diary, Anika is not well. She has spluttered and splattered throughout the last two weeks. The clan typically went for home remedies which as usual did not help. Finally when the bouts of cough started bringing a crimson tinge to her face, the alarm bells went off and she was taken to a doctor.

The assassin who tried to kill my family

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Image from here I am one of the few blessed people who live in a city away from their relatives. Less noses in my affairs. Less Gyan. Less plastic smiles. More peace of mind. So when a relative is about to come to our house, it creates a frenzy equalling that of cyclone