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Spring

Preeti rushed into the house, her face was red with anger and her fist was clenched, something she did when she was angry. Her mother, who was standing in the kitchen could make out from the reverberation of closing of the door that her daughter was really angry. She waited …

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Yes..A possible Solution!

For the past few weeks, I see the same headlines scrolling over and over on our television -A girl raped and tortured to hell before being thrown out of the bus. Either it might be a gang rape, molestation or a public humiliation and what not; we have always failed …

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A Day in the Life of a Rural Poor Household

In a country which boasts of chronic poverty, it is hard to be defined poor. This is, if one is aware of the government’s latest rule to separate the wheat from the chaff, that is to separate the poor from the rich in a society. However, for me as a …

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Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab : a synonym for hatred? or a scape goat?

When Mumbai blazed with fire, when horror and terror’s grey blanket covered the city, when hundreds of people lost their lives, were injured and became handicapped,   a young guy of 21 filled with destructive zeal was pushed out from a car and was beaten to near death by the police …

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Memories Of a town

 A town, however timid it is, has its own special way of welcoming a New Year. Situated, by the banks of Ganges, on the outskirts of Kolkata, my town, Chinsurah is no different. A certain sense of belonging surfaces the people, who, in their gentility and comicality, celebrate the first …

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Grief Ville

The early morning’s sunlight seeped in through the curtains. A little bird perched on the window sill; butterflies drifting smoothly in the fresh air for it was spring, the season when all forms of life rejuvenate. She was more than elated. Her joy knew no bounds when she looked into those dark hazel eyes. His tiny …

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Transportation: A rant

It’s been close to two years into my life as an engineering student. I live a good 1000 miles from home and live a life of austerity which may even put the occasional Himalayan sage to shame. This has developed a deep sense of appreciation in me, appreciation for some …

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Trance

Bansal was walking swiftly towards his office. His colleague Ramu cornered him on the way and dumped a large bundle of files into his hands. Bansal was a senior officer in the CBI headquarters in Delhi. He had worked in the police force for 30 years now and had only …

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Media: The hero or the Villain

The Indian media has had a rich past to boast about, replete with countless examples of its undoubting and unflinching bravado in the most serious of situations. Be it the Kargil war or the 26/11 terrorist attacks, the media’s unfettering attitude earned them the respect of the entire nation. However, …

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This might be Heaven!

An overcast evening, a balcony looking over the beach, a warm cup of coffee in your favorite mug, soul stirring music on your iPod.. I guess this might be what heaven feels like.  I came across this scenario on the weekend after my exams, One can’t simply ask for a …

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