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November 15, 2015
How the Historically Intolerant forces are now Preaching India and the Govt On the Virtues of Tolerance
When belief is paramount in your sense of being, then imposing it on others...
March 11, 2015
India’s Daughter: Unethical Journalism Breaching Voyeuristic Limits to “Shame a Nation”
Days after the launch of the movie "50 Shades of Grey" the world over, where...
March 08, 2015
India’s Daughter: Ok, We are Outraged, Indian Men are Devils Incarnate with Medieval Mindset… now WHAT?!!
“A trial by press, electronic media or public agitation is the very antithesis of rule...
October 05, 2013
Navratri: Celebration of the Devi, the Feminine Divine
Femininity and Masculinity are taken as two qualities of the existence in Hinduism and in...
January 15, 2013
Delhi Gangrape: What Should Boys Be Taught About Rape?
Here is an interesting discussion on what the boys should be taught about rape. Akhil...
January 13, 2013
Beautiful Lohri Song in Punjabi
A beautiful Lohri song by Harbhajan Singh and Jaspinder Narula.
December 22, 2012
Why are Indians prudish?
Someone asked this question on Quora in this way: The older codes of Indian law...
July 26, 2012
The Odd One Out – A liberal’s life in an orthodox society!
By Guest Blogger, Meera Imagine a girl who heads to the pooja room every day...
February 14, 2012
The Greatest Indian Dance Performance of this Century
Indian Marriages are a world unto themselves. The behavior is typical and interesting. Bride and...
January 23, 2012
Oprah’s Indian Fascination and Discussion on India as an “Exotic Interest”
Oprah Winfrey went to the Jaipur Literary Fest and had something interesting to share about...
January 21, 2012
Jay Leno’s Mitt Romney Joke on Sikhs Golden Temple “not cool”!
American Entertainers are funny but many are pretty darn stupid. In this video, on "The...
January 21, 2012
Kolkatta Couple Lose their kids to Norwegian “Liberalism”
Scandinavian countries are known to be liberal societies. Well "liberal" is a relative word. In...
January 19, 2012
Walmartization of Andaman Tribals by Tourists and Evangelists
India's tribal people, even those who are at the risk of going extinct, are under...
July 28, 2011
Menaka redux: Rakhi falls for Ramdev
Sometimes it takes a mindless "Savant" to turn a Swami into a "hot dude".
February 14, 2011
The long, meandering line of lights blinks, burns and finally stands still at a cross-road.
January 21, 2011
Arranged Marriages: Not the way Americans think they are
In my discussions with Americans, I have been asked many times about the practice of...
December 31, 2010
Palika Bazaar: A Delhi landmark in Decay
If you have grown up in Delhi in the 70s and 80s, Palika Bazaar would...
December 02, 2010
Symbolic Festivities – Do they make you think?
We celebrate so many festivals throughout the year. some don't make sense to me, and...
November 19, 2010
How Indians think?
How do Indians think? As vast and as diverse our nation is, it is nevertheless...
October 27, 2010
Karva Chauth – A Modern View On The Ancient Ritual
As I sit facing my PC, my henaed fingers are striking on the key board...
October 16, 2010
ABP Ananda Utsav 2010, Pasadena, USA: A perspective
There is something about Bengali cultural programs in the US. They are my dad’s way...
September 15, 2010
Man, Woman and the Marriages in Indian context
Recently, I have seen a spate of failed marriages in India and amongst Indians abroad.
September 07, 2010
The Chai Story
My day begins with a cup of tea; well actually it begins with the ritual...
September 06, 2010
Why Are YOU In Your Marriage?
Indian Marriages, all over the world, are seen with so much awe.
August 31, 2010
Live In Relationships – An Indian Woman’s Perspective
In the last few years, education for the girl child was widely promoted by social...
August 23, 2010
The first thing I asked when I saw him was, Maa, is bhai a boy...
July 20, 2010
Raavana Is In My Soul
I wrote this some time back :
April 13, 2010
Ardhanareshwar, Urdu and Masala Chai
Ardhanareshwar (translated as "Half- Man-Woman") is a unique way to describe the creation and its...
February 02, 2010
East vs West: Myths that Mystify
A very well done speech and sequence of thoughts. Worth listening to again and again!
January 29, 2010
Lost Civilization before us
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