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Why I Want Donald Trump to Win

Before you start calling me crazy, stupid, weird, xenophobe, anti-national, bhakt, and all the other nasty words every intellectual throws around these days, let me tell you that this is an elaborate plan. Take a deep breath and assume for one second that Donald Trump comes to power (Melodramatic NAHIIIIIIIII). What…

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The Amio Bangali Syndrome

Just the other day, I got into the elevator of my hostel block, going downstairs. Some background here: I study in an engineering college in the southern part of the country. So you could say that chances of coming across a Bengali are sort of low in here. So when…

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On meeting Narayan Debnath

After waiting for some time, I rang the bell again. It was a modest house in the midst of a busy lane, and the locality was bustling with activity. Back in his days, he used to sit on the front porch of this house to look at the kids play….

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A Night Near Chennai

Close your eyes. Close your eyes for 2 seconds and imagine a white Tavera. Now imagine the Tavera plowing through a fast flowing current of muddy water flowing from everywhere to everywhere. Imagine the water level rising up over the bonnet of the car and reaching the windscreen. The windscreen….

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Intimate bonds

A year back, when I first moved into hostel more than a thousand miles away from home, I felt all alone. For the first time, I had no mother with me to wake me up every day (which is no easy task); I had no father to guide me about…

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FunJava- The Idea

What is FunJava? The idea of FunJava is simple:  We teach class 10 kids how to code in Java, for their ICSE exams. How is it different from other such Java-for-ICSE websites? It’ll be fun, rather than rote theory learning. We’ll go super crazy! Also, unlike coding blogs that remain…

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Let’s Talk About Rape

No, no. This does not come as an insight into the interview of the Nirbhaya-rapist and his lawyer. Their mindset is something that continues to elude me. This article talks about our mindset. By “us”, I mean the generally literate upper and middle class. How often have you heard someone…

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Love Story of a College Cat

Pip is a friendly cat. A regular Casanova, he loves being petted by the girls of Loreto College. You can find him sniffing around in the college canteen, or pricking his ears to listen to lectures  in classes nearby. Monami Goswami, a first year student in the college, tracks his…

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The Greatest Indian Chamcha

The Great Indian Chamcha (GIC, pronounced geek) Scientific name: Chamchacus indian   Appearance: Strong resemblance to Homo sapiens; may lack the backbone   Eating habits: Depends on what Bossguru Sir-madam (BS) wants to have   Places found: Right outside the room of BS   Threats: Other GICs The Great Indian…

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Open Letter from a Photographer

Dear Sir/Ma’am, How to become a photographer? Buy a DSLR Click a selfie with it Make your own page, “*firstname* *surname* *photography*” Post random pictures every day with your watermark on it If you laughed at the joke, or cracked it at some point in your life, or shared the…