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

Slaughterhouse Country

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image from here I remember a tragic incident from the time when I was in school. There was a narrow two lane bridge on Yamuna close to my house. One fine day, a school bus plunged into the river from that bridge. Reason? The driver lost control because of his rash driving. The

Message in a Pen – I

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Based on a true story. The names have been changed to protect the identity. This is a 3 part series.  I stared at the flaps as they extended. A few moments later the wheels were kissing the airstrip amidst roaring air. It was a strange feeling. The city felt alien and that too in just

Misanthropically Yours

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Image from - I am turning into a misanthrope. I don't want to but when I see a five year old raped and tortured, when I hear news of a bottle and candles retrieved from her vagina, when I see a policeman offer Rs 2000 to the raped girl's father to let

Same City Different Light

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A few days back I went to my office for an implementation. I had to reach office at 6 am which meant I had to leave home at around 4:45. The cab driver woke me up at 4.10 am because he could not find my home and I ended up being his GPS for the

I can see them

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I belong to the generation who, while growing up, treated the word internet as something divinely unattainable. It was like a spaceship from another planet which crash-landed on Earth - exclusive and quarantined. I remember, while doing my Masters, someone pointed a guy to me in college and whispered in my ears that he had an

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

How not giving a bribe lead to a Honeymoon in Paris

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I was in Manchester when Geet and I decided to get married. It was an arranged marriage and our parents had given us a month to talk and decide. We liked each other from the first telephone conversation we had. It wasn't awkward. It was like talking to an old friend. Then a few webcams

Cliffs, Ships and Spotlights

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Going to Manchester was a high. I had always wanted to smell the soil of another country, take a lung-full of alien air. It was a whole new world. Different. Exciting. Scary. I learnt to say thank you, even to the bus drivers. I saw roads filled with flower petals in autumn. I saw endless