Farewell, 2016! You Killed ‘Liberal’ for Me

As the year 2016 draws to a close, many will rush to call it an annus horribilis. From Brexit to Trump, from the migrant crisis to Aleppo, much went wrong with the world. Like the many others before it on these topics, there’s probably no point in this post. Still, I feel a need to say…

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Of Education, Leadership, and the AAP Experiment

If there is one outright positive adjective I’d like to use for myself, it’d be individualistic. I think as me first, and mostly, that’s all how I can think. The year gone by got me a lot of chances to reflect on that word: me. And since this is my blog, I’d like to share…

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A New Deal

Each year, I believe, brings with it its own learnings. I don’t want to, as is my habit otherwise, to look past and reflect and write a quite incomprehensible memoir of what happened in the 365 days that just passed. What is the purpose of it? I am, just as we are all, very likely…

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Tangled!

There is serendipity, of course, in life. But for every event ascribed to it, there are ten that fall under the massive euphemism that is accident. Regrettably, we do not make as many fortunate discoveries as unfortunate blunders, and therefore live life in a perennial habit of criticism and moaning. I must confess here that…

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The Year That Was: 2011

It is the season of nostalgia, it is the day of reflection. The dawn today has turned a new page in all our calendars, and the emotional, weak, suckers-for-redemption that we all are, we’ll hope will in our lives too. We shall want to be forgiven by those we hurt, but not forgotten by them,…

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An Epiphany

A few days ago, I cleared more than 700 emails from my Hotmail, one of my oldest email accounts. Most of them were forwards, invites to some totally useless thing or the other, and offers that were, quite frankly, grotesque. One gave me a great deal to get married. In 2004. I am a sucker…

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Glory, Glory, Man United!

“My greatest challenge was knocking Liverpool right off their fucking perch.” – Sir Alex Ferguson. At what point did we run out of superlatives? Was it in the last ever FA Cup semi-final replay, where Ryan Giggs scored that goal, outfoxing the entire (yes, the entire) Arsenal defence? (Seriously, even if you aren’t a United…

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Absence

Once again you are wrong, sir. Darkness does not exist either. Darkness is in reality the absence of light…You cannot measure darkness. How can you know how dark a certain space is? You measure the amount of light present. Isn’t this correct? Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there…

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The Hamlet Conundrum

To be, or not to be, that is the question: Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer The Slings and Arrows of outrageous fortune; Or to take Armes against a Sea of troubles,” – William Shakespeare: The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Not that these lines need any introduction. Over the last week…

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Into the New!

Hello all! This is the first post of 2011, as you all well can see. So, at the very outset, I wish you a very happy new year… although, much like signature me, it is a late wish! As an aside, the 23rd of January has special significance too.

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Wishin’ I Could Thank You In A Different Way…

Going by recent history, this post comes after what can be called a long period of time. A week. There was of course an era when a week was a second, and this blog saw the light of an update as frequently as our great nation sees the sight of an honest and incorruptible politician….

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Tell Me

Hello! After not having witnessed any thing for most of this whole year, I must say that two posts in two days is mighty awesome for this blog. If my Math were any good, I’d tell you how much a percent this figure was to all my writing so far…but too many things in life…

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