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

Message in a Pen – II

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Read Part 1 of the story here - Message in a Pen - I The gang of ten was now two concentric circles – eight of us as a surreptitious circumference around Saahil and Neelam.  We savoured their melting. We were elated when their meetings multiplied, when their eyes oozed their enviable blissful future. I kept

The Windowpane

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Pinky sat inside a huge concrete pipe lying aimlessly at the side of a road. She was looking at the water which was collecting near her foot, disturbed constantly by the raindrops falling harshly from the sky. Last year when it started raining, she made paper boats and sent them on voyages. This year was

The Liquefied Indian

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Sometimes when the doors of the Delhi Metro swoosh open and you get out, you get this beautiful sight of people standing on either side of the door, waiting patiently for you to get down. You feel like Moses, who has just parted the Red sea. Unfortunately, it’s not the long lost virtue of patience making

To Beef or not to Beef

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Are you a Hindu? Yes. Do you like cows? Yes, but not in the middle of roads fanning their tails and making dung pyramids. Do you like dead cows? Depends. If I am hanging from one of her enormous horns and someone shoots her, then yes. Do you like to eat dead cows? Yeah sure.

When I met God in a Bar

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I was drinking beer waiting for my friend in a bar when this gorgeous girl walked up to me. She: Hi! How are you? Me: Hi! I am good. How are you? She : Great. Can I sit here? What's your name? Me: Rohit. And yours? She: God. Me (coughing in my beer mug): Which

The Sentimental Indian

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Dr. Grace Augustine: [to Selfridge] Those trees were sacred to the Omaticaya in a way you can't imagine. Selfridge: You know what? You throw a stick in the air around here it falls on some sacred fern, for Christ's sake! ~ Avatar When I heard this fiery interchange for the first time, moments before they

Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu & Dinner table discussions

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Who could have thought that Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu will spark off dazzling dinner table debates at home? I saw the movie with mom, dad, sis and Geet (yeah! Polly has been rechristened Geet. It was long overdue). Although the movie was above average, it broke many boundaries around how girls are expected to

The needles

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The first thing that changes in you after returning to India is that the needle of your swear-meter flails very close to the danger mark, almost to the verge of rupturing a nerve in your brain. Well, almost. It happened with me. It's still happening. I am a lot more angrier now a days. Small