Sarvesh is a thinker and observer of the world at heart, a poet, and a passionate writer. He studied engineering, but gave it up to work in publishing.Juggling between work, family, Robert Frost, Mirza Ghalib, and Ralph Waldo Emerson, he writes articles which are usually about trying to make sense of contemporary society and its complexities.
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Why Sex Has Become The Only Strong Attraction

Santosh Desai, who writes the column City City Bang Bang for the Times of India, is one of the very few of what I would call the Thinking Man’s Journalist. When most other news articles across various media are filled with details and opinions, his are the rare exceptions, filled with an honest and unbiased analysis of the issue at hand. In  TOI, he wrote about the whole furore over Dr Harsh Vardhan’s comment on sex education in our country. He said that as opposed to the vehement self-righteousness with which sex education is being defended by the so-called liberals,

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#BetterDemocracy: The Problem of Hero Worshipping in India

Narendra Modi is the new hero of India. From being admired for the way he has run the government in Gujarat, to becoming the face of the election campaign for the BJP, to being regarded as the messiah that India needs, he has gone from strength to strength. Pray, even his short-sleeved kurta has become a style statement, and there are medicines and tea leaves and items on restaurant menus that bear his name. And true to Indian-style hero-worship, there is now even a temple in a village that has his statue and where people chant the Modi Chalisa. This type of hero

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#BetterDemocracy: Democracy in India and how it can be made better

When we think of democracy, what are the things that come to mind immediately? Elections, political parties, colourful campaigning, speeches, posters, money, power, and government. While all of these are related to democracy, in this article, let’s focus on the very basics. At a fundamental level, democracy is about a community collectively nominating a few of its members to focus on needs of the community that are large enough to affect a significant portion of the community. These needs are often such that any solutions require cooperation and participation from multiple units of the community and cannot be solutioned by

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The New Product Launch: What The Brouhaha Is About

There’s been a launch of a new gadget, They say something exciting’s hitting the market, But I don’t know what the brouhaha is all about, I think I’ll wait to begin to rave and shout. They say this thing can monitor my heart, But I really need more clarification about this part. Can it monitor and tell me when, for my neighbor and friend My feelings of warmth and love begin to show a downward trend? Can I be alerted when I even begin to alienate, From myself, my loved ones, through disrespect or hate? I doubt if it can

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Rebuilding AAP: Five Things Aam Aadmi Party Should Focus On

With the onset of the decline of the Congress Party, politics in India is taking a turn towards a new direction. The BJP clearly rode a Modi wave in this election, but was helped in no small measure by the ineptitude of the Congress leadership. The results of the upcoming elections in four states are likely to seal the fate of the Congress party for the foreseeable future as a minor contributor in India’s democratic and governance exercises. The absence of another party with a strong national appeal is something that AAP needs to capitalize on. Their fairytale rise towards

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#ISEEHOPE That The Aam Aadmi Will Finally Have a Say in India

The recent 16th Lok Sabha elections mark a turning point for two reasons, and none of these have to do with the remarkable majority that the NDA got. The first is that the decline of the Congress party has now become obvious and plain to see. Under the umbrella of the UPA and in power for ten years, it wasn’t very apparent to the world how much mass appeal the grand old party had lost. But the elections threw the closet open, and out came the worst-kept secret of Indian politics. Rahul Gandhi has demonstrated multiple times that he’s a

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Ten Easy Ways To Die

Life’s a bitch, and it can become depressing. Regardless of whether you agree with what REM optimistically proposed in their song “Everybody Hurts” (“when you feel like letting go….hold on”) or not, dying can sometimes feel like a far more attractive experience than living. Indeed, living and dying may not even be as mutually exclusive as they appear. Here’s a list of ten easy ways to squeeze death from the jaws of life: 1. Get a job. Hundreds of thousands of teenagers pass through years of education dreaming about a great life after getting a job. How ironic. For there’s

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10 Wacky Ideas For Out-Of-Office Messages

If you are looking at taking a off sometime and your office is one which does not leave you unscathed for even an hour leave aside a weekend or 10 days, here are 10 wacky OOO’s that you can use to make them feel guilt. 1. I am going to live for ten days, and will be back to my zombie existence on January 20. In these ten days, I will be focusing on living things: birds, animals, plants, the ocean, my wife, my kids, and myself, and will stay away from dead ones like email, so don’t expect a

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Four Reasons Why Governments in India Doesn’t Work and What To Do About It

As a child, I experienced interaction with the government for the first time through standing in long queues to get a reservation in a train, so that the family could travel to our grandparents’ place for the summer vacations. Standing inside packed, stuffy halls with creaking fans on faraway ceilings from where the air never seemed to descend, I remember sweating for hours with a filled-up form in hand, waiting for my turn at the window. This window had a small opening in the glass through which the form and money could be handed over to the railway official, and

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An Open Letter To Arvind Kejriwal

Dear Arvind, Let me start by saying that I’m an unabashed fan of yours. I realize what you’ve put at stake (your family’s safety and security, your children’s future, your own career) to create AAP, and how much courage it would have taken to take this decision. In an earlier article, I tried to show people who were judging you negatively the sacrifices you were making and how it was important to appreciate what you were making them for. I have been a keen follower of AAP, and watched the developments with great interest. The state of India’s democracy, and

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