Government to restrict education to five children per village; or how I adopted the faking news ethos

  Education was supposed to be the magic bullet, the hammer with which you whacked at the moles of superstition, high fertility rates, malnutrition, underemployment, poverty… you name it, education was supposed to be the solution to every problem. A superhero more super than the undefeatable Superman, and hence also infinitely boring. The bitter pill […]

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Interstatesman

I never wanted to be President. I never wanted to have power and be responsible for the fates of millions. They said my reticence made me the ideal choice. They quoted a One Direction song at me to make their point. It went something like “You don’t know you’re beautiful, and that’s what makes you […]

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Indians will do anything for money

Just look at this guy.   And not to be left behind, look at this lady. #Feminism https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/indian-american-neomi-rao-emerges-as-key-figure-in-donald-trumps-deregulation-efforts-1788146 I say Indians will do anything for money secure in the knowledge that I too am an Indian and will do anything for money (except work). For instance, I would be completely at ease making wild bets […]

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Back in the day

Jan 1 Really like it when 31st December falls on a Tuesday. I’d like to die on a ’31st December, Tuesday’. Has a nice ring to it. Jan 11 Read a chapter in Undercover Economist and went to see a Mahesh Babu movie. Jan 19 The day was going to waste. Too much poker, I […]

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Fantastic Mr. Stokes

  Hear that on repeat at least three times before you proceed any further. It’s of utmost importance. The importance of you doing that can’t be overstated. The mission if you choose to accept is to follow everything I say. Last Saturday evening, lord lord lord Last Saturday evening, lord lord lord I went to […]

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Dodge This

Nat King Cole: Unforgettable in every way And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay That’s why, darling, it’s incredible That someone so unforgettable Thinks that I am unforgettable too KISS: I was made for loving you baby You were made for loving me And I can’t get enough of you baby Can you get enough […]

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