Angst in My Pants

Shame

Rupa Gulab

Whenever politicians are caught doing something wrong, they are rarely arrested. Instead, the government sternly orders a probe, hoping against hope that we (i.e.

The Shah of Blah

Rupa Gulab

Every time the papers and news channels excitedly announce peace talks between India and Pakistan, I shake my head sadly.

The Red Saree and other disasters

Rupa Gulab

It's too hot and muggy to dwell on any subject at length. Which is why I'm merely jotting down my impressions of recent events.

The Hall of Shame Awards

Rupa Gulab

Only half the year is over and I already have enough candidates for my regular annual Hall of Shame awards. Horrifying, isn't it?

Maoists, they ain’t no God’s gift

Rupa Gulab

Sometime last year, I got weary of reading what intellectuals and look-at-me-I'm-so-goshdarned-brilliant Booker prize winners had to say about Maoists.

Ladies Special

Rupa Gulab

To celebrate the victory of the Women's Reservation Bill in the Rajya Sabha after the violent, vociferous and hugely entertaining opposition, I've decided to write on a few of the brightest and the

Here’s looking at you, kid!

Rupa Gulab

Rahul Gandhi’s good vibes didn’t end there. Emboldened by his success, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan ensured that the state government provided protection for a Bollywood film, and the Shiv Sena was left with egg on its face and bits of torn posters of My Name is Khan in its grubby hands

AUSTRALIAR?

Rupa Gulab

I woke up screaming this morning.

The 2009 Dubious Awards

Rupa Gulab

It is with a tinge of sadness that I bid farewell to 2009. It was one of the better years in my lifetime.

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