An Open Letter To Mr. Arnab Goswami

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Well Written Ms. Dreams. Do I get the citation for the “losing his credibility” mentions in our numerous discussions?? 😉

Anyway, yes. Totally agree. Mr. Goswami hosts the best hybrid of daily-soap/reality shows on Indian TV.

My Dear Sir, be the journalist who is mediating a fair debate, not dictating it with his personal opinions, no matter how much others may agree or disagree with him.

Pipe Dreams

Dear Mr. Goswami,

I know that this has been done to death, that you probably receive a few thousand letters such as these every week, but I still wanted my thoughts out there. This is about the Newshour Debate (Part 1, Part 2) over the state government sponsored trip to the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil for six Goa MLAs that aired on 12th June, 2014. Now the purported reason behind this trip was that this was to be a “study tour”, that the MLAs would go and “study traffic management” in Brazil and put this knowledge to good use in Goa. I use double quotes over certain words because anyone with half a brain can tell that this reason is utter bullshit. We all know and agree with you that this is an enormous waste of the exchequer’s money, yes, and we all watched in utter…

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Dying wish granted: Boy reconnects with favorite WWE wrestler

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#RIP little wrestler… You’re too beautiful to have been taken so early. :’)

FOX6Now.com

In April, a special little boy with a passion for WWE wrestling fulfilled a dream when he was able to attend WrestleMania 30! Three weeks later, the little boy died after a long battle with pediatric brain cancer.

According to FOX6’s sister station, FOX8 WGHP, Connor Michelek’s favorite wrestler was Daniel Bryan.

As reported by WPXI in Pittsburg, Michelek (also of Pittsburg) got to meet his hero back in 2012.

That meeting went a little something like this (as reported by WPXI):

“Where’s the Stone Crusher (a nickname Connor gave himself)?” Daniel asked as he walked through the door.

“That’s me,” Connor said in a little voice with a big smile.

Tears filled the eyes of everyone in the room, especially Connor’s parents, Steve Michalek and Brittany Caligiuri.

Daniel and Connor kept in touch over the next two years.

In 2014, at WrestleMania 30, with little Connor Michelek in the audience…

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7 Things Indians Living Abroad Are Tired Of Being Asked

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Haha… Got some of them myself. 😛

Thought Catalog

image - Flickr / Vinoth Chandar image – Flickr / Vinoth Chandar

1. Did you learn English after coming to America?! Your grasp on vocabulary is better than mine!

Yes. I am from India, which is the world’s second largest English-speaking country and learnt English as early as I was three-years-old.

2. India is a poor country, right?

India is not a poor country. It is a developing country with the quickest economic growth and is estimated to be a superpower in 2048! Watch out, world!

3. Whoa! You’re from India? You look like Peruvian/Mexican/Chinese…

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One might be amazed to know the number of races, that India houses. If you take a full length trip across India, you will meet the very fair skinned, silky straight haired North Indians, the clear skinned, petite, narrow eyed North East Indians and the brown skinned, curly or wavy haired South Indians, all in one country!

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My Son would Never Rape a Woman

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It’s never the victim’s fault. Beautifully Written. #India #Rape #Women

Epiphany in the Cacophony

sad-alone-cute-girl-waiting-someone-window My son would never rape a woman. It is brutal, disgusting and immoral. He simply isn’t capable of such a thing. She has obviously enticed him. __________________________________________________________

She was at the club when it happened. Short black dress, tall black drink. She stood in the middle of the dance floor, moved her hips slowly. She made eye contact with him. She even smiled. He walked up to her and asked her to meet him at his car. When she declined, he grabbed her arm.
And what a scene she created! She fought, screamed and kicked. You want this, he told her as he pulled her out of the club. NO, she screamed, yelling as he dragged her to his car. You don’t know what you want, you’re drunk.

She sat alone in the parking lot a few hours later. Disgusting girl, she reeked of smoke and alcohol. What…

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Chicks, Vodka, Fancy Car, Abki Baar Honey Sarkar

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Padmashree Yo Yo Honey Singh! #Epic! 😛

Ashish Shakya

There are times when I’m classy and there are other times, when I listen to Yo Yo Honey Singh. This usually happens at house parties, where the unwritten rule is that once the night reaches a certain hour (Drunk O’Clock), one must drop all pretences of sophistication and flail about to songs that were written under the influence of the nastiest drug possible – being Punjabi.

Thanks to these songs, I’m now aware that Punjab’s number one industry is the Wearing Sungoggal While Indoors industry, and that a woman is a machine that you pour alcohol into until sex comes out. Of course, this is probably the nicest thing that Sri Sri Yo Yo Singh has said about women, or as he likes to call them, <insert pelvic thrust here>.

The song that first made him popular, especially in the college circuit, was an underground hit called… um, sadly, the…

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“Don’t marry a Muslim”

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I’ve told many people that religion is more of a bane to a society than boon. This is why.

Very well written. My condolences for your loss. Wish you a good life ahead.

Sumedh Natu

My grandmother slit her wrists today.

To assure the inquisitive, prying world it had nothing to do with the inner politics of the family, I was asked to stick to the discussed story that she found out she had an incurable injury. The truth is she couldn’t handle the apparent shame my actions in the past two months had brought our prestigious family name.

Everyone in India barks about tradition. They say our country stands tall on an intellectual platform because we’ve been following a social structure that’s been untouched for centuries. One of the core ideas behind this structure is absolute obedience towards elders. The logic is easy enough to understand. They have more experience. The possibility of them making the right decision in a dilemma is higher. Tradition, I have been told is the platform for a good family life.

Except that I flouted this rule.

I fell…

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