Monthly Archives: October 2005

Remembering Delhi

On Saturday, when I heard about the bomb blasts in Delhi, memories of 1997 ran crazy in my head. Looking under the bus seats became a habit. The collective memory of Delhi includes accounts of violence, terrorism and accidental fires. … Continue reading

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Bomb blasts in Delhi

Bomb blasts in Delhi. Fortunately the family is safe. This has been a turbulent year for the sub-continent. I cannot imagine the grief of those who have lost loved ones or witnessed this act of terror. The festival of lights … Continue reading

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Madras/ Chennai Rains

Madras has been coming under heavy rains. There’s also a cyclone on it’s way – Ongole. Chennai Help has been started by a team of bloggers to provide updates on the situation. This year has had more than it’s fair … Continue reading

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Blog Quake Day

Today is Blog Quake Day. As DesiPundit puts it – We request each of you to make a small post about the earthquake, and direct your readers to a suitable avenue for donating to the relief efforts. Please keep in … Continue reading

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Nirmal Verma

Nirmal Verma (1929 – 2005) The way kids grow up in Delhi, my exposure to Hindi Literature was limited. Except for the occasional good story in our Hindi NCERT textbooks, I didn’t know much. My introduction to Hindi Literature was … Continue reading

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Calling blogs run by women and feminists

I am planning to do a feature at Global Voices on women and feminists from South Asia. The women don’t necessarily have to be feminists and the feminists don’t need to be women. (You get the idea!) While I know … Continue reading

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Rosa Parks (1913 – 2005)

There are many fences in the world. Fences that alienate, isolate and insult. We spend most of our indifferent to these fences, because it’s mostly just too hard to challenge, and continue challenging. Some of us are even fence sitters. … Continue reading

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