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Life is good. Not.

“Life is good, Andros,” Georgiou began. “I live in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I love my work, and we have enough clients. Whenever I have dreamed of setting out on an adventure, my father has … Continue reading

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Of Shakespeare, cliches and sex

In a chance disagreement with an ex-(almost)friend, I proclaimed that some of Shakespeare’s lines are the most cliched phrases used. For example, ‘What’s in a name?’ or ‘Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears…’. Hamlet is one of my favourite … Continue reading

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Hush little baby

You know, as a kid, I had to read my own bedtime stories. I’m glad I found you now. I’ve always wanted someone to whisper impossible tales in my ear while I fell asleep. Tell me everything about everything. I … Continue reading

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Taweez bana ke pehnoon use aayat ki tarah mil jaaye kahin

‘Chaiyya chaiyya’ was, once upon a time, just another hummable, danceable song. Now it’s a feel-and-sing song for those rainy evenings. I have this habit of picking up a book before every journey. This time when I was at the … Continue reading

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Why trash George?

I was leafing through an Enid Blyton at dinner today – ‘The Famous Five at Smuggler’s cave’. I was wondering what’s the entire deal about Blyton being sexist. When you are a kid, it doesn’t matter to you whether Georgina … Continue reading

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