Guest Post- The Joy of Discovery by Avinash Gupta

Sharing my guest post that I contributed to Aman’s blog. Amandeep is one of my favorite blogger and it was honor to feature in his blog. Do check out his blog if you have not done so already.

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A like for Dahi Please !

Before I discovered the fun loving, alcohol dipped dudes and food frenzy of Delhi, I was introduced to the cruel summer heat and hopelessly rude city during my first real encounter with the capital. My hosts for the chaos were Sushil and Sunil, and in the streets where you will find Manish Sisodia campaigning these…

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Musings of Jhumpa Lahiri: Looking Back at Time

Originally posted on NightSoulWhisperer:
Ever felt the joy when you stumble upon a favourite article of yours that you had written long time back and had forgotten all about it? I felt the same when I chanced upon this article I had made on Jhumpa Lahiri, after attending her much-talked-about prologue session in conversation with…

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Takeaways from the Jaipur Literature Festival 2015

This was my second consecutive visit to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF). During my last visit, I reserved myself mostly to the sessions and had little or no interaction with the fellow attendees. But this time, I made sure that I interact and take away more from the largest literary gathering of the world. I visited…

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Draupadi: an inspiration for Chanakya?

Originally posted on Impractical Dreamer:
? The exotic and fiery Empress of Indraprastha. {5000 B.C.E} The homely and cool headed diplomat cum Kingmaker. {370 B.C.E} What possible thread could bind them? ¬† I] The loosened HAIR, the oath for REVENGE: Chanakya was insulted in full court by King Dhanananda. Stung at this barb, Chanakya unfurled…

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Year 2014 in Books

A week has already passed of the new year and everyone is looking forward for another year of big promise that will eventually disappoint them (and they call me optimistic ūüėõ ) But I am still looking back at 2014, but only in terms of books. First of all, I am glad that I completed…

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2014: The Year of IIN

Nothing this year made any sense. 2014 was suppose to be epic. A landmark year in the stories of our lives. Our generation were suppose to rave about it in years to come. But what we got in return was pretty average and non-significant, where promises were big and delivery was lame. Last month, Idea’s…

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What happens when we abandon our role model ?

I saw the tweet announcing that Dan Brown will be in India for a event by Penguin. It made me both happy and sad. Sad, mostly because I was not happy enough. Because I was surprised that the announcement ¬†didn’t make me jump up and down. The writer I idolized, dropped his name in the…

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My own Breakfast at Tiffany’s

I remember watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time. I was in Delhi. The mercury were escaping out the thermometers and I was having an usual college-broke end of month. A friend was in town and I promised to show her around. I was usually a good host. I knew what most of my…

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Could This Headline BE More Obvious?

Originally posted on Ashish Shakya:
Twenty years ago, the world watched its first episode of Friends, and given the rerun cycle in India, I‚Äôm sure my grandkids will end up watching it on their deathbeds, getting nostalgic about a world without nuclear winter. Friends is said to be responsible for the rise of everything from…

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Creepy little diary of Chottu

An extract from the dairy of friendly little face from neighborhood, Chottu (13 years old Domestic help of Verma family) . Warning : Confidential, fictitious and brainless. Date: 7 Sitembar, Sanischar Dear Dairy, I Chottu. But that not my real name. My real name Bansi Lal Khuswa from Basti village near Gorakhpur but when i…

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Which was the last watchable Airtel Commercial ?

Remember those irritating courtship couples from the Airtel commercial. Their¬†discussion on the separate veg and non-veg section on a night before their wedding, the selfie marathon on IM and their other disastrous all-night talks. ¬†It was impossible to watch television without those commercials. Well, roll the calender to a month, and there is new¬†commercial that…

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Blogging the Booker 2014/4

Originally posted on deborahjs:
To say that I love family sagas would be an understatement. Plantagenets, Pallisers, Cazalets, Yorkists, Stuarts (naturally!), Mehra, Princes of Gwynedd – name any surname you like, if there is a book about them then I have read it or have it on my pile or I am waiting to hear…

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Bissamcuttack Beauty

Originally posted on maverickbird:
Chatikona market was in full swing when we arrived there. Apart from me there was another foreign group, who ambled around the gorgeous market wide eyed and slack jawed in amazement. The strict enforced security measures seemed a bit out of place in that colourful place and police checked each and…

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10 things Indian non-footballing janta learned from #FIFAWorldCup2014

As I rightly predicted How Non-football media in India will cover¬†World cup,¬†I am back with¬†some learnings that our non-footballing janta have learned from the World Cup. 1. Brazil Football team is like Spiltsvilla¬† Many youngsters in India decided to ditch Spiltsvilla for Brazil football team. And why not, there are babes, young,passionate and over-rated boys…

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Thank God I didn’t post that

Since we all are part of our sinister little world of broadcasting , where some of our friends are happy to even share the color of poop of their adorable dog. We all post at the speed of thoughts, thoughts which are deceived by the glitters like hunger strikes and Ferguson’s endorsement. Last week, WordPress…

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90’s Pictorial Film Rewind: Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

Originally posted on ImaanSheikh:
For 90’s bolly kids like myself,¬†life¬†would never have been the same¬†if it wasn’t for this particular movie.¬†I know how to weave a friendship band. And I know you probably owned a “C_O_O_L” necklace like Rahul at some point in your life, too. Today we’re rewinding Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, because rare…

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