Time to bury chivalry?

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I was sitting on a ladies seat in a DTC bus. Now before you take out your knives, let me clarify that I was very tired and there wasn't a single lady around who was glaring at me. A girl boarded the bus a few minutes later and courteous and chivalrous as I was, I got up

10 Disadvantages of being a Male

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It is not easy being a man. Today when India is hit by a tsunami of Feminism, the men stand at crossroads. Should we jump in too and let go the flood of tears we have been holding since decades? We too have problems with the way the world and nature treats us. It is

The boy who did not believe in love

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Up was Down On 16 Feb, 2013 Geet and I completed three years of our married life. Doesn't sound like a big achievement, does it? After all there are couples who have spent 50 years together, where the last 10 years of their togetherness have been spent revisiting the potty training manuals, taking

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

10 Syndromes to check before you decide to have a baby

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We all know that India is going to overtake China in population in roughly the next 35 years. The country is already packed to the rafters and our nation might develop a gigantic crack any day from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and do a Sita on us. I completely acknowledge the commendable job our country is

Guest Post on Rachna’s Blog – The Invisible Wheelchair

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When Rachna asked me to write a Guest Post on her blog, I went weak in the knees. She is one of the Legends of the Blogging world and the cold sweat was understandable. When I finally sent the mail to her, I almost chewed all my nails in anticipation of her reply and was

A Real Love Story: My entry for the Get Published contest – Message in a pen

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Love always comes with a dressing of optimism. Pile of doubts and looming dreadful confrontations do not mar the optimistic fluttering hearts of lovers. The gang of ten was two concentric circles - eight of us as a surreptitious circumference around Saahil and Neelam.  We savored their melting. We were elated when their meetings multiplied,

Starbucks Snivel – Ravan and Duryodhan

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This is the concluding part of the series. Read the first two parts of the series here -  Costa Chatter – Sita and Draupadi Barista Banter – Ram and Yudhishthir Duryodhan was transfixed by the iPad. He had never seen anything so fascinating before. He was also surprised to see Narad Muni managing the Apple store. When

Barista Banter – Ram and Yudhishthir

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Read part one of the series here - Costa Chatter – Sita and Draupadi As Draupadi and Sita chatted in Costa sipping hot Cappuccinos, Yudhishthir finally reached heaven after scaling the mighty Himalayas. He was aghast to see Duryodhan in heaven and fought with Indra over the decision. Indra pacified him stating that Duryodhan had spent a