The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself

Blog, Media, Social
[caption id="attachment_532" align="alignnone" width="300"] Cornering / targeting[/caption] The Repercussions of Voicing Oneself Waking up with a mammoth of WhatsApp group conversations and images of silent protest propaganda as a gesture of disapproval against the thoughts of the Newsmaker, provokes me to dig deep into the intentions behind those words. Yes, I am referring to the statements of the Bollywood actor “Aamir Khan”. A thought of insecurity of one family, is the talk of the nation. Over the past seventy two hours and more, there is only one English word “Intolerance” and only one news which is trending all forms of media and ruling all the conversations with our family, friends and colleagues. Surprisingly, even the school children, housekeeping & security workforce, the older generation, shopkeepers, milkman, bus conductors & drivers,…
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Those Deceptive Dialogues

Blog, Business / Economy
“We will let you know” “We will call you back if required for further procedures” “It would take some time for us to process your application. We will get back to you once we are done”. Sub: FABRICATED STATEMENTS; MISLEADING HOPES Dear Human Resource Personnel, I have been struggling in the process of how to convey my thoughts in the most supportive and effective way possible. Unfortunately, after an endless stream of imperfect drafts that I have deleted countless times, I have decided to write an open letter to you. We know you are extremely busy handling the hard task of managing the entire back end operations of the workforce. It’s perfectly reasonable why you take your own sweet time to respond to the applications of the candidates for enrollment.…
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The ‘Knot’ty Tales!!!

Blog, Cultural, Social, Sports
[caption id="attachment_521" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Knotty Tale[/caption] Pinching the cheeks, pulling the hair, hitting on the head, mocking at her to eat less, even though she is thin, countless complaints to mother, above all, fighting against all the odds of the neighborhood for each other’s protection, glorifies the ‘knot’ty tales of the beautiful brother – sister relationships. Even though I have a sister, who is no less than a brother, we have always cherished this fascinating childhood relationship. As I was writing this tantalizing tale, I came across this recent advertisement of Cadbury Celebrations for Rakshabandhan. (If you have not yet viewed, Click Here to view the ad). Cadbury Celebrations, always enlightens the audience with unique and captivating advertisements during the festive seasons, and takes the festive bonds, one step…
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Isle to My Life

Blog, Geography
[caption id="attachment_516" align="aligncenter" width="300"] An Aerial View of Marina Beach[/caption] 376 & still counting… Today, on August 22nd, 2015, Chennai has completed 376 years of its existence. Yes! It’s the “Happy Birthday” of the then called “Madras”, now named as “Chennai”. Though, I am a North Indian by lineage, I am gifted, rather would say privileged, to be born and brought up in this beautiful city. Beyond the attitudinal stigmas of the travelers towards the city, Madras has been painted with a significant history, pulsating beauty and charismatic warmth. Originating as a small space grant to East India Company by Nayak of Wandiwash, who was a part of the Vijayanagar Empire, Madras was formed on 22nd August 1639. The history of Madras is stamped with incidents such as wars, treaties,…
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An “Odd” to Freedom

Blog, Social
It was a busy afternoon, with vegetable and fruits market on one side and buses, cars, auto etc., on the other side of road. Amidst this commotion, with headphones in my ears, listening to some random music, I was walking down the street, gazing the different colors of life. And then this happened with me. “A group of 5 people came to me. They kept their hands over my head and murmured a little, following which they asked me for some money. Just as every other small kid, even I was terrified to death for few seconds. Within few minutes, I gathered myself and asked them, “Why do you have to beg? You have perfect hands and legs, why don’t you make a living by yourself?” And they all busted…
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Prejudice in the Womb???

Blog, Social
[caption id="attachment_503" align="aligncenter" width="202" class=" "] Child Prejudice[/caption] As I lay down in bed to sleep, my thoughts wander, recollecting the happenings of the day. It was a tiring day not just because it was jam packed with tons of work at office, but also with the thoughts I was surrounded with. Unfortunately the day culminated with a reminder to one of the most harsh truths of our society. Scenario: : “Its 9.30 PM. Its dinner time. Television is on. We (Me and My Mother) take our plates and continue watching a mega serial. The main female lead character of the mega serial is pregnant for the second time. Her elder son asks her about baby shower. As she begins to explain the ritual of baby shower, there is a…
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