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The “Bite”

By Vikram Karve / February 9, 2021

THE “BITE” Story by Vikram Karve ______________ Around 39 years ago – in 1982 – as a newly married couple – we lived in Curzon Road Apartments (also called Multi-Storey (MS) Apartments). Curzon Road Apartments were located between Connaught Place (CP) and India Gate on Kasturba Gandhi Road. There were 6 multi-storey buildings (A, B, C,…

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“Panauti”

By Vikram Karve / February 7, 2021

“Panauti” Story By Vikram Karve _______________ PROLOGUE In the Navy there is a term called “Jonah”. “Jonah” means a sailor (or passenger) whose presence on board a ship brings bad luck and endangers the ship. Extended to the civilian world – a “Jonah” is a person who carries a jinx and brings bad luck. The title…

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बुदम and His Quest to Find Mentors

By Vipin Kaushik / January 31, 2021

बुदम always wanted to find answers from family members. He used to look at his big brother Hemant Bhai for some magic wand to put something in him. He got some help from an illiterate Mom (Shakuntla) who told him one thing to be successful, “you got to enjoy whatever you do”. बुदम enjoyed everything…

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‘Good Girls go to heaven and bad ones can go anywhere’ – Teenage बुदम’s (Moron) dilemma.

By Vipin Kaushik / January 30, 2021

Preface: Character बुदम is about me (not fiction). Let me start with why I felt that I was बुदम. While growing up in Chamba, I used to get all kind of punishments in the school like बिच्छू बूटी treatment, मुर्गा आसन, बेंत treatment, standing hands up, etc., etc., When this did not work teachers started…

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