Past Bloggers

Middle Order

A reporter transplanted from teeming Mumbai finds herself in the capital of India’s most powerful neighbour, in an orderly city of 17 million people and less than 1,000 Indians. When she is not struggling to decipher her bank statements in Mandarin, Reshma Patil is scouring around Beijing’s centuries-old alleys to skyscrapers. Catch her as she blogs on the world’s fastest-changing country that was once the Middle Kingdom.

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By The Way

This blog is going to look at popular culture; the good, the bad and the ugly in TV, films, fiction, ads… What entertains us, annoys us, irritates or mystifies us…The only measure by which anything will be judged is: Thou shalt not bore ( to borrow nine of Billy Wilder’s ten commandments). Bollywood bashers, purists, High Art practitioners, please skip this one and return to the collected works of _____ (fill in favoured obscure).

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Shoot At Sight

Photography is an adventure just as life is an adventure. If a man wishes to express himself photographically, he must understand, surely to a certain extent, his relationship to life. I am interested in relating the problems that affect me to some set of values that I am trying to discover and establish as being my life. I want to discover and establish them through photography.
- Harry Callahan – 1946.

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She Baba

This is a personal take on the oddities, quirks and mysteries of religion and spirituality – and their plainly revolting aspects. It is not for the faint-hearted, the conventional and the bead-sucking votaries of official religion. This blog likes humanity (which includes men but just barely), loathes the patriarchy and dumb rules that tell us to take stupid stuff at face value. But She Baba knows it’s a scary business being human and occasionally admits that a healthy chicken liver is advisable once in a very blue moon as the better part of valour.

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Turned On

This blog celebrates sex and everything that comes associated with it. It doesn’t pretend to be an “everything you wanted to know” number – nor is it an “agony uncle” of any kind. It’s just a blog – like so many other blogs – that’s trying to cut it by taking prosaic ideas to incongruous extremes. Except with more sex quotient, than most.

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Adventures of Inderjeet

A new year, a new blog. But instead of my wise-ass take on things that may or may not interest you in IndiGestion, I’ve decided to push the red button this year. No, not by going AWOL or ejecting myself from the seat the way we all were secretly hoping President Pratibha Patil would when she mounted a Sukhoi last year, but by bringing you one continuing tall story in weekly installments, aenema-appointments style in ‘Adventures in Lockdown Town’. Like before, I’ll provide the soundtrack, but this time instead of sideways connections, the opening track will set the mood for this weekly story of Inderjeet, a fake eye-doctor who gets deeper and deeper into the mess that is 2010 New Delhi.

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¼ of Me

When did pocket money become savings accounts? How did puppy love turn into long term relationships? Why did a glass of wine replace a shot of tequila? When did we stop getting marks for completing deadlines? This blog trudges along the long and often precarious path of becoming a grown up. Welcome to the quarter life crisis.

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Off the page

Why news is everything that is not fit to carry:
Welcome to the madness inside HT’s newsroom. And get up close with the men and machines that make your favourite newspaper. Let’s talk about the process and the reasons for doing something and not doing something. Tell us what you liked and what you didn’t.
Off the hook: Yashwant moves to Washington DC as Hindustan Times’ new North American representative

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Expat On The Edge

This blog is about partying, clubbing, films, eating out, dating and socialising in an Indian metro, looking at those issues the modern young funky person wants to know about. The twist is it comes from a foreign woman’s eyes. Conservative Indians, brace yourselves.

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Bat on regardless

If you’re looking for the last word on cricket, this is not the place for you. What’s really happening in the Indian team? Are the Australians as good as people make them out to be? Is the ICC relevant? Let’s discuss it. The last word, though, is still yours.

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Footloose

Footloose, a blog about heading where fancy takes you. To the hills, sunbathing by the sea, or falling off the map in search of complete silence. Places I’ve been to and places I’ve sat in my chair and dreamt about. Undiscovered destinations, traveller tips, photographs and rants — you’ll find them all here.

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The budget oracle

This blog is about earning, splurging and borrowing. It is less about accounting and jargonised policy, more about living well on a shoestring budget.

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The Delhiwalla

With an eclectic choice of topics, this blog hopes to shine a pleasant humanistic light on the myriad facets of Delhi, and the occupations, preoccupations, habits, histories of its residents..

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Just People

This is a blog about those whom we elect. The way we see them and the way they are. Bits known but a lot unknown. The funny and flippant side of those who claim to shape India and to an extent our destinies.

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Fad for Thought

These weekly scribbles scratch the underbelly and thick skin over India’s mass culture and popular fads. The blog names places, animals and films that make the writer go: “You got to be kidding me!”

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Our Daily Bread

This is a blog about what we eat and how we live — between meals. It drifts from kitchen to restaurant, from spice to creature (mostly cooked), infrequently to a fruit or vegetable. If you are a vegetarian, kindly adjust.
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Switch Slot

This blog from Sri Lanka will be about things that doesn’t find space in news reports; about people, culture, trends and the bizarre. Like vintage cars in a Buddhist temple; or whale and dolphin watching down south; or maybe about the rather loud and advanced technical expertise that goes behind making the local staple, kottu roti. It will certainly not be the final word on Lankan society but will at least expose the uncertainties of my understanding. To correct, feel free to comment and question. You will anyway.

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To the point

In India’s power capital, those who know little don’t stop talking but those who know everything rarely speak. Exploring the many worlds inhabited by those who wield the power to influence our lives, chief of Hinudstan Times Political Bureau brings you a sharp and snappy take on policy and politics every week. ‘To the Point’ will never exceed 399 words. It will make sense of what is said, and also of what is not said.
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Just Faith

This blog tracks religion. In all its dimensions. In all its forms. In its inspirations — and its failures. It does not and will not preach. Led by news, it offers reports, analyses and opinions on this emotionally-charged but intellectually-neglected area of society.
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Expletive-Undeleted

A Good Look at Bad Language is the title of one of Kushalrani Gulab’s favourite books. It not only traces the history of bad words in the English language but also explains to the reader the situations when a mere @#$% will suffice and when the stronger %$^#@!***#$&@!!!@$% is called for. Since this is a family blog however, you will find no bad words here. Bad rants, bad jokes and bad grammer, possibly. Bad words, no.
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