Day: 16 July 2014

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The questionable exclamation mark

Many years ago our Municipal Corporation launched a cleanliness campaign with the slogan “HELP! KEEP MUMBAI CLEAN” Seeing this message plastered boldly over bus stops and on the garbage trucks, I always questioned the position of the exclamation mark. Did this message warn us or did it implore us to keep the city clean? Whatever …

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How to be a better writer

Waking up to a new dawn At around four o’clock this morning I got up feeling that I had exhausted all my sleep ; a feeling that has been alien to me for almost four years now. Perhaps it was the major upheavals in my life that kept me from feeling ready to seize the …