Cloud 9 Minus One


Brave New Girl January 30, 2010

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A few weeks ago I was giving a lecture on female foeticide at a college in Bhubaneswar. The students had finished their mid-term exams on that day and were in a hurry to go home and relax. But since I had gone all the way from Bombay to give this talk, and wouldn’t be returning any time soon, the college authorities had decided to ensure attendance at my talk through a simple ruse; they closed the exit so that no-one could leave. (more…)


Loving Death January 17, 2010

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I’ve recently realised that suicide is a pretty romantic thing. Think about it. The shocked friends, the devastated family, the dramatic discovery of the hanging body, the bemoaning of how misplaced our priorities are, how we should be focusing on being happy rather than dealing with the whole bloody mess called life, the realisation that we are bigger than we seem. (more…)


Six Actors in Search of an Author January 14, 2010

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So 3 Idiots is a huge success. People high and low have gone berserk over the movie, never mind its convoluted storyline and excessive length, never mind Aamir Khan’s bizarrely young man look, never mind Kareena Kapoor’s wasted presence. (more…)