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

Confused Scared Dirty Angry

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image from here What can a guy possibly know about sexual abuse? After all, he can only have a second hand experience of what the female population of this country goes through on a daily basis. That is why I have to tell you my story. I was a very shy kid in

Why SBI is the worst bank of India

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Most of you must have already heard horror stories about people taking a Home loan from SBI and then end up cursing the day they took the decision. I have known people who have promptly moved their home loan applications to another bank so that they could relieve themselves from the nightmare of dealing with

A country called Uttar Pradesh

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It has been six months since I shifted home to Ghaziabad. Don’t cringe. Yes, I have left Delhi for good because the locality where I lived had started looking like a ghetto in Nazi occupied Europe. It used to be an open, green space some twenty-five years back but urbanization (which basically means

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

The price of Happyness

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Do you remember this photograph? Well, if you don't, then you better READ THIS. Anyways, the point is that I have to change the photograph a little bit. This is how it looks like now: (Clockwise from top : S, A, L, P, Ra, Ru and Me) I need answers. I feel like exploding. I

Kalyug’s Ram Sena

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Ramayana depicts Ram Sena as an army of monkeys who helped Sri Ram to build a bridge to Sri Lanka and saved Sita from the clutches of Ravan. In Kalyug, Ram Sena means a bunch of illiterate, unemployed and brainwashed monkeys who beat up and molest girls just because, according to them, the girls are

Terrorism, Mumbai and the Jealous Kid

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During the 1980s, when Punjab was in the claws of Terrorism, I was watching Doordarshan when something came up which I would never forget. I was a kid at that time but the visuals left a lasting impact. They were interviewing a Sikh boy(not more that 14-15 years of age) whose whole family was killed