Monthly Archives: September 2009

One-Click Activism

Over the last couple of weeks, I have received at least 2-3 emails daily from people who I don’t know from Raju or Adam, asking me to sign an online petition against the proposed construction of a statue of Shivaji Maharaj. Whatever may be the merits or demerits of this petition and the project, I […]

Cattle Class! Whose Insult is it Anyway!

Mr. Shashi Tharoor has provided much needed fodder for cud-chewing, lazy hacks like me. I presume that by now, everyone has read or heard his tweet on flying economy class “absolutely, (I will fly) in cattle class out of solidarity with all our holy cows!”, which, despite the obvious bull-dropping, seems to be what someone […]

130 Days

The countdown to 17th January 2010 has begun! Starting today, there are just 130 days left to train for the Mumbai Marathon. Last year, I was just about able to complete the half-marathon, in a ridiculously long 2 hours and 50 minutes. This time, my aim is to try for 2 1/2 hours, but shaving […]

Is Anyone Writing the New Guide to Parenting?

It started with a friend request on Facebook from Jai (name changed), who I couldn’t identify because he had not uploaded a photograph. Out of curiosity, I asked my wife, whether she knew any Jay who might want to be an FB friend and she told me that she had received a similar request from […]