Homage to Homer

Once in a while, comes along a man who condenses for us an entire era. Through his art, he records, for posterity, the conflict inherent within society. He portrays the complex social structures, the alliances and the betrayals, the rise and fall of mighty and meek – and does so entertainingly. He forces us to […]

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Vodafone Customer Care

This actually happened to me. I kid you not. I had signed up for Vodafone’s (then Hutch) Phone Backup Service in India about a year ago. A few months ago, I got a new phone which did not support Vodafone’s Phone Backup software, and so, I called up Vodafone to cancel this service. And here’s […]

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The Rape Of A Book

I am an ordinary man. I have ordinary feelings. I have felt rage, envy, hatred – I can see why people become thieves and murderers. The one thing I have never been able to understand is the psychology of rape. Until now.

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120 Days Of Web 2.0

Now I’ve really done it. I have started Facebooking like crazy. First this blog (the simple passions), then Facebook (the complex passions). What’s next? A page on MySpace.com (the criminal passions) and then trying to get 38,000 people to be my “friends” (the murderous passions)? I have no shame. No self control. Marquis de Sade […]

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A Letter To Mark Twain

In 1897, a reporter was sent to investigate whether Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) had died. This was due to a mix up – in fact his was cousin who was seriously ill. Twain wrote an article about the incident which included the famous quote – “The report of my death is an exaggeration”. If […]

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Hello world!

Yes. I have done it – I have started a blog. I still intend to make good on my promise of putting up the content mentioned on my previous homepage, but obviously intend to do more through this blog. So – stay tuned!

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