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Divorce Snub

Divorce snub

Divorce snub Dirty word I’m walking past the park to the subzi wallah to buy some okhra. I see my neighbour come down the street with her husband, they do this every evening. We...

Taslima Nasreen

Taslima Nasreen

The time is drawing closer for the expiry of Taslima Nasreen’s visa. August 17th 2010. There’s no talk of renewing it. No stories in the media. Very little hue and cry apart from Swapan...

Comedy, bigamy…

Comedy, bigamy…

There’s a play coming up this weekend that may just be worth watching. Run for your Wife – in Delhi “Run for your Wife” is British playwright, Ray Cooney’s magnum opus and the subject...

‘Harmonious’ Chittaranjan Park

‘Harmonious’ Chittaranjan Park

As a newcomer to the colony of Chittaranjan Park (in New Delhi) I’ve been struggling with extremely unfriendly neighbours.  Believing that there must be something that I can do about it and not wishing...

WALK ONCE MORE…

WALK ONCE MORE…

Walks Once More… I have been watching soooo many films and decided that perhaps I now need a different kind of entertainment. Which is why I began to look at the listings of plays...

Draupadi – different now?

Draupadi – different now?

The play ‘Draupadi – we are so different now’ – attempts to talk about the perceived change between women’s status ‘then’ and ‘now’. ‘Then’ being in the time of the Mahabharat and ‘Now’ being...

‘Alleged’ ?!?

‘Alleged’ ?!?

Legal language can sometimes be extremely offensive. I have questioned this language when I was young and ‘naïve’ till I was ‘educated’ about how the publication, or news channel or person concerned is protecting...

Comfort groan

Comfort groan

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Come-on-DU-lift-the-toilet-seat-please/H1-Article1-516765.aspxPlease read it. And then, read the page behind this article – ‘Delhi most comfortable city: Survey’.I rest my case. There is actually no need for me to say anything more. Lets pat ourselves...

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