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‘I came, I saw, I ate’

‘I came, I saw, I ate’

After my classes ended one evening, I went to a nearby food cart to grab a bite. Out of the myriad of tidbits to choose from, I chose the poori. It looked fresh, hot right out of the large frying pan containing some kind of a pitch black liquid-ish material…

December 13, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
5 strategies of superb online comebacks

5 strategies of superb online comebacks

A friend once told me, ‘You sound very angry online. You are constantly venting about something or other.’ I replied to her that sounding angry is one of the occupational hazards of being a highly opinionated writer…

December 6, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Remnants of reminiscence

Remnants of reminiscence

My grandmother is at our home after quite a long while. I was seven the last time she visited us. It was at our old home which was not anything like the apartment we live in now…

November 29, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Respect in a land of no respect

Respect in a land of no respect

Khaled Mohammed shares the range of impressions that a full beard can bring about from his personal experience Tell me please, what’s wrong with growing a beard? And I’m talking about a full beard here, i.e. letting all the hair follicles reign free instead of being selective about which parts to let thrive such as the fashionable patterns of goatee, […]

November 22, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Coming of age

Coming of age

As children, we hardly have much concept of time. Five years’ of time would appear to be eons farther into the future. Anyone older than twenty seemed to me like they have lived forever…

November 15, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Until it’s time

Until it’s time

It has been staring at me for a while now. From the dark corner out there, I can make out its silhouette quite well. It just keeps staring at me, full on the face, too eager to make eye contact…

November 8, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Radical medical

Radical medical

During the recent student protests because of the question paper leaks of medical college admission tests, Shahbagh intersection was blocked. Consequently, patients of nearby hospitals suffered…

November 1, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
The beauty and necessity of being weird

The beauty and necessity of being weird

When I was a little girl, my biggest ambition in life was to become a shopkeeper. Not the CEO of a chain of departmental stores, but rather the owner of a tiny store that sold the most basic household items. I presume my terrific…

October 18, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Triangle that isn’t quite one

Triangle that isn’t quite one

I was having a hard time trying to fall asleep the other night. Although my body was definitely tired with my eyelids growing heavy, my mind decided to stroll on a different path…

October 11, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak
Goat-speed shopping in goat-speed traffic!

Goat-speed shopping in goat-speed traffic!

I am returning home after a horrific and life altering experience at the not-so-new New Market. It is Eid season, so of course traffic is moving at a goat’s pace, not that it is much different during other times of the year. Still, the biblical verses assure us of this..

October 4, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · Mindspeak