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Aug 15, 2014
The urchin at the traffic light: An unexpected postcard from #FreeIndiaStuck at a traffic light in Mumbai a management consultant gets an unexpected glimpse of both the price and the rewards of #FreeIndia.
Jul 09, 2014
Last Tango in Kolkata: Football-mad city split over Argentina and BrazilOnce Kolkata was known for its grand passionate rivalry between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. But this World Cup has seen that passion go international and the city is torn between Brazil and Argentina. But there are limits.
Feb 05, 2014
Aami tomaay bhalo bhashi: Narendra Modi wins over KolkataNarendra Modi's Kolkata rally is measured as all rallies in Kolkata are by the question - was it bigger than Mamata's? But one could also ask was it even more Bengali than Didi's rallies.
Dec 05, 2013
Aao ji badlo Dilli: Hope and hopelessness on Election DayElection dat actually feels like a sudden hush after weeks of frenetic and raucous campaigning. And the media gets busy capturing the stock images of democracy in action. But some unexpected moments stand out.
Nov 22, 2013
Tale of two rallies: Kejriwal’s band baaja Vs Sheila’s snooze festArvind Kejriwal has taken Sheila Dikshit head on. But their campaigns couldn't be more different. Dikshit climbs on a stage and reads a prepared speech. Kejriwal leads vehicle rallies through crowded markets complete with a marching band.
Nov 07, 2013
First Sachin, now the aloo in biryani. The world is ending.Some of us will remember this week as the week Sachin Tendulkar played his last test in Kolkata. And others will remember it as the week we lost the aloo in our biryani. Both threaten our very notion of civilization.
Aug 15, 2013
From 1908 to 2013: Stories of unlikely desi activists in USIf Independence Day makes us rue we don't have real heroes anymore think again. A walk in Berkeley uncovers some unexpected desi heroes showing that South Asians have never stopped speaking out.
Jul 10, 2013
Lessons in loss: A Delhi postcardA man grappling with the death of his older brother suddenly runs into a long-lost classmate, one he had pegged as a future socialite. To his surprise, he finds her life has taken an unexpected route. And it carries a few lessons for him as well.
Jul 01, 2013
Marriage, Diet Coke, mayoral elections: Gay Pride's changing faceArray
Jun 22, 2013
Occupy Kolkata: Notes from a noisy 'silent' marchA great citizens march in Kolkata to protest violence against women drew several thousand people. It was supposed to be a silent march but so many Bengalis in one place means anything but that.