Author Archives: Aamil

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Hello World! (Part 2)

Return of the prodigal son.. again!

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A dog named Accusation


People sitting on a bench on the Bombay High Court premises

Legislation by interpretation

If everyone is accountable to the court, who is the court accountable to?

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Black Panther: the list

From the worst to the best.

Still from the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, showing Padma and Parvati Patil

J K Rowling and the facade of goodness

It’d be great if the celebrated author tried some humble pie

Indian Rupee de-monetisation rush in Kollam, India.

Who pays the banks?

When the banks get rich, who’s getting poorer?

Board that says "No Whites Allowed"

Let them discriminate!

Would a society where people are free to even discriminate, be a free-er society?

Bereft and beleft

To whom will the sub-altern speak?

A wish for my death

Nothing more, nothing less.

In absentia

When anxiety attacks


नो टाइटल

A Hindi poem

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Happy new year, rats of the world!

We’re all rats trying to fit in where we aren’t welcome.

The meat of a cow and the blood of an innocent

Democratic pogroms

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Music and lyrics

A beautiful song discovered almost completely by accident

With great power to mock, comes great responsibility

How we are mocking oppressed people and expecting to get away with it

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Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte: A review

A story of incredibly passionate love and vengeance.

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The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks: A review

A thoroughly enjoyable disturbing novel!

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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: A review

Hauntingly beautiful!

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Yoga Sutras by Jackson Radcliffe: A review

Inside the mind of a dull guy.


India’s Struggle for Independence by Bipan Chandra: A review

A refreshing take on a done-to-death subject.

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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner: A review

Insightful, but that’s it.

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India After Gandhi by Ramachandra Guha: A review

A mammoth account of India’s story over the last 50 years!

Industrial Society and Its Future

Industrial Society and its Future by Theodore Kaczynski: A review

NOT an anarchist’s handbook nor a madman’s rant.

Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde: A review

Drama and lessons from the school of life.

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Tank Girl by Jamie Hewlett and Alan Martin: A review

The anarchist’s wet dream

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The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery: A review

A pleasant surprise!

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Nine Princes in Amber by Roger Zelazny: A review

Swashbuckling Fantasy!

The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie: A review


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The Stranger by Albert Camus: A review

Non-chalantly haunting

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Oranges for Christmas by Margarita Morris: A review

A young adult novel that everyone can read

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Bombay Stories by Saadat Hasan Manto: A review

The Bombay in Mumbai

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The museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk: A review

More like museum of obsession and drudgery

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The Argumentative Indian by Amartya Sen: A review

The wise old economist speaks.

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Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos: A review

A fabulous chronicle of the most esoteric subject in existence.

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Habu Ki Aag And Other Stories by Gulzar: A review

Enchanting stories from another world.

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The sense of an ending by Julian Barnes: A review


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The importance of being Earnest by Oscar Wilde: A review

A trivial comedy for serious people

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Beyond the last blue mountain by R.M. Lala: A review

The story of Jeh

The Creation of Wealth by R.M. Lala: A review

Of people who created wealth for a nation

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A thousand splendid suns by Khaled Hosseini: A review

The story of Afghanistan

Riot by Shashi Tharoor: A review

Sappy pulp fiction.

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A woman of no importance by Oscar Wilde: A review

Delightfully poignant.

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Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell: A review

Trying hard to sensationalize common sense.

Fair play

How not to play the game

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The Accidental Prime Minister by Sanjaya Baru: A review

Manmohan Singh: The man who rode the tiger

Your love

Yeah I know. I’m pathetic.

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Fowlers end by Gerald Kersh: A review

A post industrial revolution British novel that is disgustingly entertaining.

3 monkeys


Let’s talk about stuff we ain’t supposed to talk about.

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Hitchhiker’s guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams: A review

Resistance is futile!

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To speak or not to speak. That is the question.

Is it right to use one’s reach to share one’s opinion?