Men, God and Godmen

It was the morning after the Mahashivaratri and I was buying milk from the local shop. As I was having a chat with the shopkeeper over what milk I would like to buy, a healthy man in his late 20s intervened with his authoritative voice. The man, rather Godman, was clad in red clothes below […]

Why some girls can’t remain single

“And yes, she will be a virgin forever. That’s guaranteed. Her virginity returns every single time she gets on with ‘another guy’. Scientists are rigorously working to find out how.” Note: This is sexist in nature, feminists can keep away. Let’s accept the fact that girls are generally thought to be in a relationship, committed […]

‘Tilaiya ke Taliban’: Another look at Sainik School Tilaiya video

Last week was of a lot of news about Sainik School Tilaiya, my alma mater. There is a video showing some seniors belting juniors and making them do push ups. The video runs in ‘indefinite replay’. Let me give you some perspective: There are some students in couloured clothing in the evening. White shorts and […]

जश्न-ए-मातम

उदास होना भी अजीब लगता है ये जश्न जब भी होता है जब भी ऐसे ढोलक सी दिल को छू लेने वाली आवाज़ आती है या कोई बताता है जब उनके खुश होने के तरीके को मैं उदास हो नहीं पाता तुम्हारी बारात जब निकलती है रोज़ की चहल पहल के बीच छोड़ जाती है […]

और कुछ लोग राष्ट्रवादी हो जायेंगे

और कुछ लोग राष्ट्रवादी हो जायेंगे,जन-गन-मन भी गायेंगेपतंगें उड़ायेंगेकॉर्पोरेट वाले तिरंगी कपड़ो वालीफेशन परेड कराएँगेहम एक जगह पर खड़े होकरदो-तीन तालियाँ बजायेंगे अन्ना जी अनशन पर जायेंगेदेश के यूथ अचानक हरकत में आ जायेंगे“सच यार, अन्ना इज डूइंग समथिंग ग्रेट, लेट्स सपोर्ट हिम”हम एक जगह खड़े होकर फिरदो तीन तालियाँ बजायेंगे मीडिया 60-65 साल के […]

London riots and the burdened ‘white man’

(Image: The Telegraph) Four days after a citizen was accidentally shot dead by police in London, the city is literally burning. Violence all around, chaos, and rampage on streets are a common site. The violence has already expanded and has entered at least eight more cities apart from London. That was the general news that […]