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Bad neighbours of Bangalore See no evil next door

Jun 06, 2013

Bad neighbours of Bangalore See no evil next door

The recent shocking cases involving the confinement of a daughter and an elderly father expose a culture of callous apathy in face of serious domestic abuse. #Neighbours #ThisIndianLife #Bangalore Woman rescued
Reader's Digest and me Family ties that bind

Feb 19, 2013

Reader's Digest and me Family ties that bind

Reader's Digest may be filing for bankruptcy, but for many of us it will remain preserved forever in the amber of childhood memory of a socialist era past. #ThisIndianLife #Reader's Digest
Lies, damned lies Tall claims of Indian advertising

Nov 27, 2012

Lies, damned lies Tall claims of Indian advertising

Beauty products are the worst offenders the world over in the lies-in-advertising business, but in India, they have close competition from children's 'health' drinks. Do you really think Complan, Boost, Horlicks et al make your kid smarter, more energetic, or taller? #Advertising #ThisIndianLife
New age superstition What unites Yeddy and the yuppie

Nov 21, 2012

New age superstition What unites Yeddy and the yuppie

Whether it's the upwardly mobile corporate professional or a powerful politician, we increasingly conflate spirituality with superstitious belief. Pujas, talismans, and shrines have become mere shortcuts to material success. #Religion #Bangalore #BS Yeddyurappa #ThisIndianLife #Superstition
Goodbye, urban oasis The end of the "gated community" dream

Oct 31, 2012

Goodbye, urban oasis The end of the "gated community" dream

Countless real estate ads sell the dream of a gated paradise, far away from the madding crowds, filth, and chaos. A dream that the upwardly mobile have spent crores of rupees buying into. A dream that is rapidly turning into a nightmare. #Bangalore #ThisIndianLife #real esate

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Hauz Khas Village The hypocrisy of high-end 'alternative' chic

Jun 19, 2013

Hauz Khas Village The hypocrisy of high-end 'alternative' chic

HKV provides Delhis socialites and chatterati with what they need most: Obnoxious status display masked as anti-establishment virtue. #Delhi #ThisIndianLife #States #Hauz Khaz Village #Hauz Khaz