A Square Meal

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  In 2012, the world's 100 richest people earned a stunning total of $240 billion in profits. That is enough money to end extreme poverty worldwide four times over. In 2007, the total volume of trade by private corporations the world over was over $1,171 trillion; the sum of the earnings of all countries was a

Open letter to my maid

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image from here My dear Maid,  I know guys don't write letters to maids and they definitely don't call them 'dear' and I hope you do not take offence in me addressing you as someone who is dear to me. So help me God. I have seen women write incessantly about the love-hate relationship they share with

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 – 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

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

A failed suicide attempt

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I held the blade close to my wrist. Its cold, sharp edge ready to slice my skin and spill my blood. It reminded me of cold winters. I tried hard to slash it, to end everything. My hands did not tremble but that was not courage. Courage is much more than that. I do not