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‘Bum’ Blast  for a clean wash !
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‘Bum’ Blast for a clean wash !

Recently Dr. Javeed Nayeem wrote an article titled “Let Clean Bottoms Come First !” where he expressed his frustration at not being able to enjoy a sparkling 5-Star bottom in Indian 5-Star hotels as most of them don’t provide a faucet, bidet or even a mug to splash and clean one’s bottom. It’s unfortunate that…

Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection
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Media Vs Legislature …both need introspection

The Press is perspiring and seething with anger after K.B. Koliwad, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, announced the formation of a House Committee to suggest measures to monitor and regulate the functioning of Media in Karnataka. This decision was taken during the Budget Session after a four-hour discussion! Yes, instead of discussing the Budget,…

Sex Survey is here… and there is much to fear !
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Sex Survey is here… and there is much to fear !

Like every year two magazines spice up our senses with an orgasmic edition! Yes, the mischievous editors of Outlook and India Today are adding to the premature heat wave with wild stories based on their Sex Surveys. And it’ll make you wet…I mean sweat, with confusion, fear and delight. The Outlook edition is called ‘Partnership…

The Lone Movie Wolf
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The Lone Movie Wolf

I am an extremely sociable person…But I also like to do certain things alone, especially watching movies. This solo movie watching, it seems, is “abnormal” behaviour as a friend observed. He is not the first. He will not be the last, for people find ‘solo-activists’ weird. When I lived in Chennai, my landlord once mockingly…

Musings on Student Unions
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Musings on Student Unions

The student protests these days are getting more frivolous by the day and so is the media that seems obsessed with local Delhi politics and projecting it like it is of national importance. Now what is so special about students of Delhi University that we need to be kept updated about their every tribulation. The…

A report on the Night of Shiva
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A report on the Night of Shiva

I have always wondered what happens on Shivaratri…do people actually pray at temples all night long? Do people fast? Do people feel a sense of spirituality? And are the whispers that some people sit around playing cards and getting high true? Also what happens in our city on the night of Shiva? Is it crowded?…

A Metrosexual Adventure
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A Metrosexual Adventure

I go to a barber shop called ‘Big Boss’ right behind my office in Bannimantap. And they do a pretty good job of keeping me pretty, or at least I thought so… until I visited a local fancy hotel’s in-house barber shop or as we ‘neo-sophisticated’ Mysureans call ‘Saaay LON.’ As I walked in, there…

Even Foreign Students Don’t Fear Indian Laws Or Its Lawmen!
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Even Foreign Students Don’t Fear Indian Laws Or Its Lawmen!

Yesterday the newspapers reported two incidents about students, both quite disturbing. One was foreign, the other domestic. And shockingly in both cases the students showed no fear for the Law or the Police. First the foreign students: On Thursday, Florence, a 24-year-old woman from Uganda studying in Bengaluru, was murdered. Police Inspector Anjan Kumar rushed…

Netas lusting after  Lalitha !
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Netas lusting after  Lalitha !

Two years ago out of the blue our then Tourism Minister R.V. Deshpande told the Karnataka Legislative Assembly that his Ministry would look into various violations committed by ITDC (India Tourism Development Corporation) and terminate the lease signed in 1973 with regard to Lalitha Mahal Palace Hotel. What were these violations? It seems one of…

Kaala Mann & Kaala Dhann
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Kaala Mann & Kaala Dhann

While our Prime Minister is telling us his Mann Ki Baat…people are busy with Money Ki Baat. And why not, we love money. We have always loved money. And when it comes to money or benefit, the saying “means justify the end” is meaningless. We only care about the end. That is why we see…

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