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Crime & Punishment – Would harsher laws prevent rape?

English: brightly-coloured sprinkles. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Five days ago a young woman was gang-raped in a Delhi bus. This was not only a sad event but also a deplorable event. It has changed the life of several people – the girl, her family, the boy who was with her and his family, their friends, the… Read More Crime & Punishment – Would harsher laws prevent rape?

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When Truth becomes stranger than Fiction

I first read George Orwell‘s futuristic novel “Nineteen Eighty Four” when I was all of fourteen. At that age, 1984 seemed as far away as his idea that Big Brother was watching. I honestly thought that the world would end in 1999 ( when I was 14) and couldn’t bring myself to say 2000 or even… Read More When Truth becomes stranger than Fiction

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Can’t you forgive Lance Armstrong?

This morning’s head lines screamed that Lance Armstrong was stripped of all his 7 Tour de France titles. It was only a repetition of what was playing on the ticker tape in last night’s TV news and the way it was being played, one would imagine there was a sense of glee that the poor… Read More Can’t you forgive Lance Armstrong?

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Mangoes and bananas – Mixed Fruit cocktail

Just a week away from home and I felt I was coming back to an alien land! I was quite amazed at this Amul hoarding that was on Peddar Road and wondered what all the fuss was about till my friend Su clarified that Maango People meant aam aadmi.  WOW! That was clever I thought.… Read More Mangoes and bananas – Mixed Fruit cocktail