One man’s trash, another man’s treasure

  From the spot where I usually sit down with my mid-morning cup of coffee, I can see the curb across the street from us. A man, a scrap-collector, happens to take a break there roughly around the same time. No sooner than he settles down on the pavement with his beedi, do people start flocking …

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Letters To My Son :: Of following rules and breaking them

My dear son, Two weeks ago we took you to Singapore for your birthday celebrations. This year you turned five. Your father and I had made a pact that once you're five - and in our understanding old enough to adjust well to traveling abroad - we will gift you a vacation on your every birthday. …

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Letters to my son :: Happy Birthday, my love.

My dear son,Today you turn five. And my heart swells with pride looking at the spirited and kind soul you are becoming with each day.I don't have much to give you on your birthday. Except words. And some learning that my life's experiences have imprinted on me. I wouldn't be so presumptuous as to call …

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Mock, Stalk and Quarrel – A collection of satirical tales

Mock, Stalk and Quarrel – a collection of satirical tales – emanated from a nationwide contest conducted by Readomania to identify powerful voices that can wage an ideological war against issues that matter, with Satire as their weapon. Twenty-nine voices – indulgent, tolerant, amusing and witty – form a part of this collection.Each narrative in …

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High-Functioning Depression – Think beyond the stereotype

'Stereotype' has never been one of my favorite words. It plays out exactly as its definition says it would - hackneyed, oversimplified and yet, unfortunately, widely held. So if we go by the stereotype that the society holds for people suffering from depression, I would get the following image. Of someone who has trouble getting out …

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