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Dilip D'Souza

Dilip D'Souza

Dilip left Bombay for 17 years to study computer science and, once done with that, work. Since he got back, he's been trying to make up for lost time in many different ways. These days he writes for his daily zunka-bhakar. He lives in Bombay with his wife, their two children, and two cats.You can follow him on Twitter at @DeathEndsFun. He blogs at Death Ends Fun.

Jun 15, 2012

Dear Vasant Dhoble, you remind me of Kondke; so what?

For every Dhoble who thinks not paying an entry fee in a restaurant is immoral, you'll have no difficulty finding others who give that kind of posturing no importance at all, who think it's absurd to even suggest it, thank you very much. #Dada Kondke #InMyOpinion #Maharashtra #Morality #Vasant Dhoble

Jun 2, 2012

IPL: A much-hyped T20 format that killed free markets

It's hard to mention "IPL" and "ballet" in the same breath, even if I've managed it in this sentence. #Brendon McCullum #Indian Premier League #InMyOpinion

May 18, 2012

No more Constellations: Plane-spotting in Twitter age

I can vouch for the absolute absence of romance in contemporary air travel. Yet there's a way — and you don't even need to buy a ticket and fly — to rekindle it. #air travel #Dakotas #Jari Mari #ThingsWeLike #Twitter

Apr 20, 2012

Off my high-horse: The 25 pc adjustment in education

The RTE will do what college does — prove that the definite misfit, the one who certainly has to make some serious mental adjustments, is not the poor kid but the city-bred, 'well-to-do' kid. #CultureDecoder #GD Somani #RTE

Apr 7, 2012

A better man by far: Accidental arrogance on our streets

Here's the Bombay accident manual, in full: It's always the other guy's fault. Never admit you made a mistake. Refuse any help. Be a man, dammit! #Chinatown #Dodge Colt #Mumbai #Swift #ToWhatEffect

Mar 23, 2012

Century in the neighbourhood: Sachin reaches a mythic milestone

The endless cycle of anticipation and disappointment is unfair, most of all, to Tendulkar himself. After all, he's played plenty of superb innings in the year since his 99th century. #Century #Sachin Tendulkar #ToWhatEffect

Mar 9, 2012

Have Bandra’s xenophobes forgotten their own history?

Cultural mixing, despite its Catholic image, has always been characteristic of Bandra. Now some Catholics in the queen of Mumbai's suburbs are beginning to resent that very fact. #Bandra #Castella de Aguada #catholics #InThisCorner #St. Andrew's Church

Feb 27, 2012

As Bombay turns to dusk, sorrow for a tower

No more siren, no more double-decker 123, OK. But why demolish a tower? #Babulnath temple #InThisCorner #Malabar Hill #Tower Bungalow

Feb 10, 2012

Saris, a cat and the water supply: Skywalking to the elections

If you want to take a stock of municipal achievements, take a stroll along one of the city's various skywalks before you go to vote in the coming Municipal election. #BMC2012 #MNS #Shraddha Jadhav #skywalks

Jan 27, 2012

Gawker nation: Why BMC chose Sachin’s side of the road over mine

To our Municipality, an absent Little Master deserves a job completed to perfection. The rest of us, no. Still, it's election time in a few weeks. I'll remember. #BMC elections #InThisCorner #Sachin Tendulkar