Stories

Double Standards Double Omelette

We live with double standards, applying a different set of norms to men and women. This creates artificial differences and make women vulnerable to the worst forms of exploitation. Over a double omelette breakfast, Harry and Khush call for a change in mind set.

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Faith and Religion

Harry and Khush discuss faith and religion. Are they the one and the same thing as is commonly believed? Not according to Harry who delves into the difference between the two. Religion is man-made while faith is in the realm of spirituality. Religion gives rise to discord and conflict, while faith is entirely personal and makes the individual look within. Therein lies the difference,...

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Rapists at Large

We live in troubled times. While there have been tremendous advances in many other spheres, our approach towards women remains in the Dark Ages. Our mind-sets haven’t changed despite the free flow of modern technology and influences from across the globe. We still consider women as objects of sex. The gender inequality and male insecurity […]

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Of Monkeys and Men

Have you heard of a man being stopped in his tracks by a giant monkey? What I am about to narrate is no story or figment of imagination. It actually happened to me.

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Offside at Park-Circus Maidaan, Calcutta

Football matches at the Park Circus Maidaan are a common sight. The ground has six pitches, most of them occupied during summer evenings by local teams made up of college-going players. Passers-by tend to linger a while, expressing support for one team or another. Those keen to follow a full game squat on the grass […]

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