Monthly Archives:

November 2008

  • Soapbox Issues

    Only in India?

    I’ve been to the Indian embassy out here about 3 times so far. The most recent was today. And I couldn’t help but notice one thing: I felt more discriminated against…

  • Life

    One year ago

    I’ve been reminiscing recently.Just a year ago, I had finished my coursework and all my assignments for my Masters. I was also frantically collecting data for my thesis and I had…

  • Book Reviews

    Book review: Shantaram

    I finally finished the book ‘Shantaram’ by Gregory David Roberts. I reckon this is the longest I’ve ever taken to read a book. I started in March 2008 and finally finished…

  • Life lessons

    My Role Model

    The current entry is something of a post-script to my previous one. When I was a teenager, I don’t think I had any female role-models in terms of women who were…

  • Poetry

    Go Aussie Go

    This squad of fifteen members Is surely on a roll The whole world will remember The way they field, bat and bowl. Starting up-front with Gilly, The world’s best keeper and…

  • Feminism Fodder

    Who Women Worship…

    On Friday, I read a disturbing article in the Mx newspaper. According to a survey conducted with 600 14 to 24-year-old girls on a website called Bellaboobabe.com, Paris Hilton, Mischa Barton…

  • Book Reviews

    Book Review: True Colours: My Life

    I have finished reading the book. And I can’t say I have been disappointed. Gilly, in my opinion, has shown us his true colours. He takes us on his journey —…

  • Poetry

    True love?

    As I stood there waiting On a cold winter’s morn I saw coming down the street The best that path would ever adorn He came up towards me And looked me…