Maggi in Messy Soup! What will we do now?

The news media is abuzz with news about elevated Lead and MSG levels in my beloved Maggi noodles. I scan packages of Maggi lining my junk food cabinet – a secret treat for myself and the family ready for consumption in just “2-minutes”. My head says throw out these DEADLY junky noodles away, but my heart says NO! Looking at that yummy, crinkly yellow, green package of Atta noodles, … Continue reading Maggi in Messy Soup! What will we do now?

Arnab Goswami tells Amitabh Bachchan like it is

Amitabh Bachchan confessed on “Frankly Speaking” this weekend, that he too is a fan of Arnab Goswami and watches the Newshour every night. Arnab has always been fierce and unstoppable, and delivered yet again by pinning Mr. Bachchan on Bollywood’s elitist, careless and selfish attitude, and Mr. Bachchan’s own reluctance to speak up about issues affecting the common man. Mr. Bachchan was on the defensive and I was frankly let down by … Continue reading Arnab Goswami tells Amitabh Bachchan like it is

Why Salman Khan will walk scot free after Culpable Homicide

Disclaimer – this article has been authored by guest blogger Ekagra Priyadarshi #SOS #SaveManKind #ReleaseBhai #SaveUsTheBrainHemorrhage “Ready” on Zee, “Kick” Zee Cinema, “Hum Aapke hain Kaun ” on Zee Classic, ” BodyGuard” on Sony, Dabbang on Colors, “Dabbang 2” on Star Gold, “Jai Ho “on Star Gold HD , “Bandhan” on Filmy. If this was known, even I would have prayed for his acquittal. Four … Continue reading Why Salman Khan will walk scot free after Culpable Homicide

The plight of farmer suicides – the latest in dirty Indian politics

Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Dausa (outside Jaipur) committed suicide by hanging himself to death during a rally held by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in New Delhi on April 22, 2015. AAP calls it suicide and villagers call it foul play. A police FIR (First Information Report) has been filed against AAP members stating that they instigated Gajendra to commit suicide and prevented the … Continue reading The plight of farmer suicides – the latest in dirty Indian politics

Fun Blog: How a mother finds a bride for her son

(Disclaimer: I might have exaggerated incidences to create a story. My intention is to highlight parents’ anxiety, excitement and obsession about their children’s marriage in our “arranged-marriage” culture ) Eight years ago, my mother had undertaken a task of finding a bride for my cousin. She incessantly muttered, “Why didn’t he find a girlfriend? Is  that not easy?” She had been reaching out to all … Continue reading Fun Blog: How a mother finds a bride for her son

2014 in review – Thanks to all our readers!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. Click here to see the complete … Continue reading 2014 in review – Thanks to all our readers!

Dolor en mi Corazon: Unrequited love and the story of Lionel Messi’s World Cup

Author of the blog:  Samik Adhikari “Georgie Best, Johan Cryuff, Diego Maradona… they’re all getting outshone by this incredible little man…” – Sky Sports Commentator Rob Palmer, Barcelona-Zaragoza, March 2010   Have you ever seen a man more sad with a golden ball in his hands? Given my sad title, let me start on a positive note. What a world cup! Over the last 31 … Continue reading Dolor en mi Corazon: Unrequited love and the story of Lionel Messi’s World Cup

Mahabharat’s Karna, “The Philanthropic Warrior” — Hero or Anti Hero Part 2

Background reading about Karna – The Philanthropic Warrior Karna was born to the unwed princess Kunti and Surya (the Sun God). She was not prepared to face the wrath of the society and gave Karna up – literally put him in a basket and let him float down the river. Karna was rescued by a poor charioteer and his wife, who brought Karna up with … Continue reading Mahabharat’s Karna, “The Philanthropic Warrior” — Hero or Anti Hero Part 2

Dalit oppression: A dark reality of Indian democracy

” The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people” -Dr. Martin Luther King Imagine yourself living in a community where daughters disappear and as you are frantically searching them, you find their lifeless bodies hanging from a tree in your neighborhood. When you go to the police to complain, they assault … Continue reading Dalit oppression: A dark reality of Indian democracy

Modi stealing nonexistent political secularism

Mr. Narendra Modi- love him or hate him, but one cannot ignore the fact that his win is anything but an ordinary one. Today many politically liberal  ‘intellectuals’  fear that India will now see religious polarization under his rule. Some even argue that the world’s largest democracy is entering the most sinister period since independence. Of course, Modi is divisive, but for a common man, … Continue reading Modi stealing nonexistent political secularism