August 31, 2012

The Ugly Duckling

I remember the spring of 2005 as a drab classroom with plastic blue chairs, thirty nine boys and me. Yep, that’s my memory of IIT JEE entrance coaching. I remember taking a deep breath every evening as I headed out to that class, making sure my top didn’t slip every time I bent down, […]

August 22, 2012

Oprah’s Women of India




‘I thought I was in a movie,’ reflects a teary-eyed Oprah Winfrey as she sashays through groups of women at the Radha Vallabh temple in Vrindavan. Decked out in a marigold garland and enough tears for the entire ‘city of widows’, the cinematic surrealism of Oprah’s performance does not elude her […]

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