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

Daddy Diaries : And she turns one

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Dear diary, Anika turns one today. In the last few weeks, she gave us one jolt after another. First, teeth started sprouting all over inside her mouth. I know that is normal but it was strange to see her with teeth. She looks like a bunny when she laughs which she does a lot nowadays.

Daddy Diaries : Music, Sounds and Radars

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Dear Diary, Sometimes I feel that children are born sadists. How else do you explain their waking and wailing at exactly the time when you are praying to God for a minute's respite? I can give a million examples - Geet and I put Anika to bed and even though we are tired to the

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

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

An Unusual Arrangement

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Today I am hosting KayEm who blogs at Never Mind Yaar. She is also the author of the novel 'Never Mind Yaar' that was recently published in India. I have been following her blog from some time now and she always come across as a very level-headed person who is passionate about changing the world

Daddy Diaries : About working hard and Kissing feet

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Dear Diary, I am delighted to announce that the days of the tribal dance are over. As soon as Anika completed her third month, she started adjusting to the fact that a dark room means that she is supposed to go to sleep. Then, my sister-in-law sent her this miraculous gift all the way from

Chronicles of Dearth : The case of missing Yaun-doms

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....there was a planet called Dearth. The dominant specie on the planet was called Insane (pronounced In-saan*). The name of the planet had seen better days but Insanes had squeezed out all of the planet's resources and thus a resolution was passed to change the name of the planet to commemorate the achievement. An interesting

Four legs good

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I like pigs. I really do. The place where I lived earlier used to be lush and green with wide spaces some twenty five years back. Then because of our brilliant government policies, more and more people from small cities and villages started pouring in Delhi and some very interesting unregulated and illegal colonies sprouted