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Idli Dosa and the Hyderabad Blues – I

When I returned to United States from India this past December, my friends asked me, “So! How was your India trip?” I felt like an actress who holds a press conference and says, “Oh! I had a whirlwind tour. I was all over the place, promoting my film!” My trip to India was a whirlwind tour all right, except, I ...

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Obama in India

With a humongous amount of hype around Obama visiting India, the whole nation it appears is on it’s toes to welcome the United States’ President. Many contentious issues will be discussed between Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during this visit. Do these hyped up visits serve any purpose? To start with,┬á discussions┬ápertaining an agreement on climate change, civil-nuclear deal ...

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Chicken at the Republic Day parade

At the Republic Day parade, Obama will be guarded by 1600 security men! Phew! You know the old joke about why the chicken crossed the road? Well, here’s a twist to it. Why did the Indian chicken cross the road at the R-Day parade? For a better view of the American chicken! And Agra has also been made secure for ...

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Top 10 Iconic events of 2014

This year saw many such moments which I doubt most of us would have even thought we’d ever witness. Most importantly, these instances made us proud of our country and despite all our diversities we together revelled in the joy these moments brought us. Presenting you 10 iconic events in 2014 which made us proud, for India, by India. Making ...

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From Oscars to dump yards- The tale of Salim Baba

The city of Kolkata amuses one and all with its obsession with heritage and its infatuation with┬álegacy. But time and again a turbulence of hypocrisy has been running beneath the facade of┬áfelicitation. Cinema and all its patrons call Kolkata the mecca and its men the messiahs. From satyajit┬áRay to Rituporno Gosh, KolkataÔÇÖs scribble has fascinated the celluloid since its inception ...

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Politicians and their marketing techniques

Three phases of the greatest extravaganza India has ever witnessed have finished. Several more remain. However the Indian populace has been hounded by not only the weird “No Ulu Banooing”, “Old Spice” ads but also election related ones. This is perhaps the first time advertising has been used on such a massive scale for promoting ideologies, or rather, incompetent candidates. ...

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10 Things India Needs Independence From.

On the occasion on 68th Independence of our beloved country, I decided to understand the point of view of my fellow classmates. What is their idea of Independence. However, suddenly I took a detour from my chain of thoughts and insuread asked them, What does our country need Independence from? Some of the answers were thought-provoking and confronting. So,I zeroed ...

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Forgotten Scams

Forgotten Scams Sins While India was reeling under the burdens of debts, economic crisis, unemployment and various other elements meant to decapitate our society, some people were simply basking in the light of the black gold, euphemism for black money, like a summer vacation in our poverty ridden land. Corruption has been so abundant in our country, be it recession ...

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Namo’s Acche Din ?

ÔÇ£Abki baar Modi sarkarÔÇØ ÔÇ£Acche din aane waale haiÔÇØ As clich├®d as they might sound, the above lines as a part of the massive campaign worth Rs 5000 crores had done the trick for NaMo. But whatÔÇÖs even more interesting is that over two months into the government the above lines have not declined in their popularity, with them either ...

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CWG 2014: India ends games with 64 medals

The highly entertaining and engrossing commonwealth games came to roaring end on Sunday. India finished fifth in the games clinching 64 medals(15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze) in total. Squash and Badminton added golden glory to IndiaÔÇÖs laurels. Squash players strike gold Women power paved the way as Day 10 turned out to be a historic one for India ...

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