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Delhi Cracker Ban, Thank You, Supreme Court!

Delhi Cracker Ban, Thank You, Supreme Court!

The Diwali is finally over and it is the day after Diwali. Assessing the situation over the past few days and even on the night of Diwali, it seems like the Supreme Court ban on the sale of cracker has done its thing. Even though those who wished to burst […]

October 20, 2017

Ban on sale of crackers in Delhi, SC gone too far?

Recently the Supreme Court passed an order that the sale of crackers in Delhi will not be allowed until the 1st of November, 2017. Even though this is being hailed as a decision against Hindus and seems to be a way to hurt our religious sentiments, here are few things […]

October 9, 2017
Tourism a way to keep Chinese at bay?

Tourism a way to keep Chinese at bay?

Over the years, I have contended that tourism is an effective tool to protect our boundaries and integrate Indians living in the remote corners of our country. Be it in J&K (including Ladakh) or the North-East. And over the years, many have argued against it. With arguments ranging from protecting […]

September 10, 2017
Shutting petrol pumps to save the environment?

Shutting petrol pumps to save the environment?

From the 14th of May, petrol pumps in 8 states (Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Puducherry, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra and Haryana) will remain closed on each Sunday, in a bid to save the environment by conserving fuel. This is a “novel” idea that petrol pump associations in these states have […]

April 19, 2017
Killing the golden goose, Uber/Ola strike

Killing the golden goose, Uber/Ola strike

For the past few days, drivers err… driving partners of Uber and Ola have gone on a strike, complaining about reducing incentives and low fare charged by these app based taxi aggregators. This has led to severe shortage of cabs in Delhi, resulting in an almost persistent surge pricing and […]

February 14, 2017
Has SMS lost all relevance?

Has SMS lost all relevance?

There was once a time, when SMS used to be relevant and widely used, when it used to be second form of contact after calls. Now, it isn’t! As I scroll through my SMS list, I barely see handful of messages sent by my contacts, among hundreds of offers, OTPs […]

January 29, 2017
The Grand Tour maketh BBC cry

The Grand Tour maketh BBC cry

The much awaited first episode of The Grand Tour is finally out. And I watched it a few minutes ago. If like me, BBC’s bosses watched it as well. They ought to be kicking themselves for ridding Top Gear of Jeremy Clarkson. Because Top Gear’s ratings are down like anything. […]

November 19, 2016
Rs. 500 and 1000 notes discontinued, a hasty move?

Rs. 500 and 1000 notes discontinued, a hasty move?

Prime Minister, Mr. Narender Modi has today declared that from midnight tonight, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 notes have been discontinued and would no longer be acceptable for transactions (source). This has supposedly been done to ensure black money comes out in the open and fake notes are done away […]

November 8, 2016
Search for the Unknown and realization of a dream…

Search for the Unknown and realization of a dream…

Most beautiful thing about dreams is, turning them into a reality. In many ways, Search for the Unknown is just that. A dream, and a never ending quest to turn into a reality. To find where and whom I belong to, and then, just belong. Journey to the Unknown is […]

August 6, 2016
A rainy day

A rainy day

Few droplets fell on windscreen, as my cab climbed Naraina Flyover and when I looked out the window, all I could see on the horizon were dark clouds. I made the mistake of not checking the sky before booking my cab, worse still; since I booked a shared cab, I […]

August 2, 2016