Death of a soldier doesn’t sell, period.

[Editor’s Note: Last week we had a kerfuffle in our high school Whatsapp group. The Minority Report voiced the ‘unpopular’ notion that the armed forces are a bunch of attention seeking spoilt brats. I mean what’s so special about the armed forces? They get a salary too, right? Just like the rest of us. Hey, we accountants …

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You know you are Indian because…

(Sometimes stereotypes can be fun, sometimes they are no longer true.. take the following with a pinch of salt or tomato or garlic or onion.) Everything you eat is savoured in tomato, garlic and onion. You reuse gifts, wrapping paper, and aluminum foil. You try and eject food particles in your teeth — your tongue. …

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The two types of Indian immigrants

“When an Indian professional becomes a ‘Non-Resident Indian’ in the United States , he soon starts suffering from a strange disease. The symptoms are a fixture of restlessness,anxiety, hope and nostalgia. The virus is a deep inner need to get back home. Like Shakespeare said, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” The …

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Why did the Kurugantis immigrate to America?

Sometime in my 2nd year of engineering at BIT Mesra, I first dreamed of coming to America, getting trained as a computer scientist, doing cutting-edge research and becoming wildly famous – you know, the usual dreams that 2nd year engineering students have. 🙂 With a single-minded focus, I threw myself into the application process for …

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