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September 30, 2005
An alien in Kolkata
The City of Joy has changed, but it is still the same.
September 15, 2005
Four hours, four paragraphs
Impressions of a press conference.
August 02, 2005
A news junkie's nightmare
Newspaper reading was fairly simple till a month ago, says Prithviraj Hegde.
July 26, 2005
One place I was dying to leave
Takenori Kaneda attends the War of the DJs.
June 17, 2005
5 minutes with the King of Pop
'It was with some shock that I realised he was not much bigger than me.'
April 03, 2005
Shirtless in Mauritius and other stories
Deputy Managing Editor Anthony D'Costa speaks about his experiences in Mauritius and Delhi.
January 17, 2005
Long hair is for girls, dude
'The thought of a topless woman walking around 5 feet away from them was too much to handle.'
January 3, 2005
Whose tragedy is it anyway?
How did the media behave in the aftermath of the tsunami tragedy?
October 7, 2004
Pressing the 'reply' button won't do
Everyone loves to receive personal mail. Why then do we not show the same enthusiasm in taking the initiative to write?
October 4, 2004
'He is wired!'
Beware of the sacred thread!
September 28, 2004
Sunken animosities
For enmity to be truly buried, grief must become common. How long before India and Pakistan achieve this state?
September 22, 2004
Date till you drop!
If you ever fantasized about dating more than two persons at the same time, speed dating is your answer.
September 15, 2004
Faithquake of a personal kind
Her mantra was: Whatever God does is for the good. And then her husband died of cancer.
September 13, 2004
Telecommuting doesn't work!
Especially if you wife has a penchant for crashing into your car that is parked quietly in the driveway.
August 31, 2004
Abs to die for!
I saw a fellow jogger bending near a parked car, doing what I thought was some radical new exercises.
August 24, 2004
Shake, baby, shake
First, he looked confused. Then, he smiled and shook my hand.
August 18, 2004
STD peccadilloes
Our connecting flight from Frankfurt was late and I was worried my seniors in Chicago might miss us. I decided to call them.
August 16, 2004
Can India ever be a developed country?
'Where is the long-term plan to create millions of jobs every year? What measures are we taking to tackle corruption?'
August 11, 2004
Terror alert!
One morning, just as I entered my cubicle, I got a call from the person in charge of security of our huge building.
August 4, 2004
Loo, and behold!
My friend's roommate, who picked up the phone, said he was in the restroom. I had no idea what that was.
August 2, 2004
Any Virgins Here?
The good-looking woman next to me raised her hand.

July 29, 2004
'My name is Shivraj Patil'
I wanted to impress my new bride and elbowed our way ahead. In the process, I pushed aside an older, well-dressed man.

July 27, 2004
India's Chinese god
We came to the section where beautiful idols of Indian gods were displayed. My wife fell in love with an idol of Lord Shiva

July 21, 2004
Before ordering a Butter Chicken parcel, we told the owner we were on our way to Pune.
July 19, 2004
Lord Shiva won't be pleased
You fed milk to the snake. And that's how you knew how brave you were.
July 6, 2004
Back to school
At one point, the priest offered me a sweet and asked me to identify its colour. In a trice, I was upon the confection, which vanished down my gullet.
July 1, 2004
Saare jahan se achcha
Suddenly, the students began to stand to attention. This spontaneous act surprised the professor.
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