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The Strange Case of Indian Feminism

The Strange Case of Indian Feminism

As a kid I remember both my grandmother were smokers and me going and buying the Indian version of cigarette called “Beedi” from the nearby shop was common. Now I am not sure when and how they had started and unfortunately by the time I was old enough to ask them they were not around anymore. There is no doubt about them being devout enough. My dad’s mother would religiously go to Ganga every morning before the sun rises and…

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Why American’s Don’t Walk?

Why American’s Don’t Walk?

Recently I was on a short trip to US for work. I was in a town called Longmont, Colorado. At this time of year which August the climate was very pleasant with bright sun. The temperature was hovering around 25-30 Deg C which was very near to what we have in Bangalore. Longmont isn’t that big  a city but very beautiful with Rocky Mountains running north to south and can be seen very easily. In United States you wouldn’t see…

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Hawa Mahal (All India Radio Program) – A primer

Hawa Mahal (All India Radio Program) – A primer

Hawa Mahal is 15 min radio program broadcasted by  All India Radio’s (run by Indian goverment) channel Vividh Bharti. These days there is a FM channel 102.9 MHz where this program is played at 8PM (Mon – Saturday) Stories, Anecdotes, Snippets, skits, plays or natak, jhalki, vyang in Hindi are what Hawa Mahal deals with. The specialty is the  local stories that are close to us, our culture and stories of this land. In this globalized world where a Television Series like “Game…

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Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

Numismatist by Stroke of Luck

I am not sure about the year, but it would probably be somewhere in 1992-93, I was playing cricket in an area which wasn’t our normal playing ground.I have blurred memory of that day and it was a nice cloudy day , mostly at the start of winter, perfect for playing. Boleng used to be a small hamlet surrounded by Himalayan Hills with distant constant burble of mighty Siang. I was probably fielding in the mid off area and as this one…

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Every drop makes an ocean

Every drop makes an ocean

“Boond boond se banta hai sagar” is what we normally say in  Hindi in India Here is picture from my personal experience  which does convey this message  This is a snapshot of my Runkeeper and I had kind of promised myself that I will share my experience once I had done 1000KM recorded on the app. I have been active on this app for more than one and half years and had tracked around 217 activities of which 70% is walks averaging 3-4…

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