Qabliyat

Wasi Mohammad is a professional flirt. He’s also a professional lawyer at the Patna High Court, but I would not have believed that of him when we met at college. Fair, with a dark mop of hair that falls in a flick across his forehead, molten caramel eyes and what most people would call a…

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Wallpaper, madam, please!

“Madam…tut tut tut….this will not look nice” The young man shook his head solemnly. “It look good here but it in real life, it not look good!!!” My interior designer was not only uncomfortable with English, he was also patronising about my requests. My mother was trying to reason with him calmly, holding a standard-issue…

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How the 10 year challenge was more of a challenge for me than most

I’m glad I’m not on any social media. I’m grateful I get to wake up each morning and think of what to get done today, rather than how many likes I got. If you’re a lawyer and you’re spending more time on social media rather than Court or a Counselling Center, then clearly you’re not…

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I can’t adult

When I passed out of school, I felt exactly like you did: Exhausted, stupid and traumatized. When I sifted through all that I had learnt, I knew a handful of things. I knew calculus, the parts of a neuron and the different kinds of rocks. Rocks. 12 years of school, 7 hours a day, 6 days a week,…

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Pilot Among Passengers

{DISCLAIMER : In light of the overwhelming response to this article, ethically readers should be informed that the events related here are a mix of fact and fiction. Because any ribaldry while extremely amusing for the author may be mildly discomforting for the subject} As I was about to take the aisle seat, I stopped to…

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The woes of a Singleton

 At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle, The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single. -Wendy Cope, Serious Concerns  If you’re Single and you’re reading this, then Christmas is not the…

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One of the scariest texts ever

Can I ask you something? Those five, loaded words. The moment I see them in my inbox, which is quite often, my heart does a somersault and thuds audibly against my ribcage. That text always scares me and thrills me at the same time. What is it with men asking me that all the time?…

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Apocalypse Now? Yes Please! : Birth Control and Overpopulation

When I read Dan Brown’s Inferno this week, I didn’t expect it to be about what it turned out to be about. Should I tag a ‘Spoiler Alert’ here? Maybe I should. I’ll try a different tack- I don’t know much about global problems. So far, my interests have been limited to localized social problems-…

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