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 […]

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 […]