A prick through the jeans.

I was somewhere. Deep inside Indian territory, travelling. We were a few newly minted doctors. Middle class in India means you are among the top five in the country in purchasing power. You basically know that a world exists outside. External to your tightening circle of misery. The deep India that I refer, is part […]

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The “EGO”- Is it so bad? Why kill it?

My friend, Chitra Kinikkara was the complaining sort. She lacked for nothing, yet she had a fixed morose expression on her face. “I think I think too much.”  She told me once. “Come again, I didn’t get that.” I gaped. “You see, I am always thinking. Unnecessarily, I…think..” She explained. “When I get up I […]

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Relax- Parents. We aren’t that important!

Dr. Surendran and wife Meera were friends of my father. They wanted to immigrate to the USA. Everything was ready for them. But they delayed the journey till their only daughter Prabha was five years old. As medical people, they believed that in the first five years the child’s basic attitudes and personality were set. […]

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Metro, the Urban Sprawl…. and all that.

Today, Kochi’s Metro is set to roll. The red carpet rolled out for the PM and CM day before yesterday. The common man can board it, from today. I met a man today. He said- “The Metro is Bullshit”. My eyebrows shot up. That gave him enormous satisfaction. “Amenities for a city will encourage people […]

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