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The five star ho(s)tel

August 30, 2014 Manognya Chekragari 0

You’ve achieved something huge. You’re just a couple of days away from living your dreams, going to med school. Those early morning physics practice sessions have paid off. Your family is proud and all your […]

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Crazy, stupid love

January 11, 2014 Manognya Chekragari 0

What is the one thing that is being hyped a lot? No, it’s not Aamir Khan’s Dhoom 3. Nor is it Babaji’s chamatkari power of turning lemons into pumpkins. It’s something you feel when your […]

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The sisterhood of Bejai

December 6, 2013 Manognya Chekragari 8

Bad first impressions, that’s how it always starts. We come to a new place with truckloads of expectations and prejudices. As we enter a new world, we know that there will be people from Jharkhand, […]

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The lost friend

November 28, 2013 Manognya Chekragari 2

“I’m not running away from my problems. I’ll face them. I’m not moving out of my room,” I said. First sessionals were looming large and I was desperately trying to get over the fact that […]

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The bereaved

October 10, 2013 Manognya Chekragari 0

Lying on my back in the middle of my grandma’s paddy fields, I stared at the sky. I was so lost that the fat mosquitoes sucking my blood didn’t bother me. The sky looked like […]

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Say cheese!

October 3, 2013 Manognya Chekragari 0

“Takk,” said the sweet Icelandic man. The American lady was wondering why the man was asking her to talk. How would she know that was the word for ‘thank you’ in Icelandic? 6,900 different languages […]

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Growing up…

September 26, 2013 Manognya Chekragari 1

Tiny little jewels fell from the sky. The air was chilly. Holding a cup of streaming hot coffee, I looked down from my window. People were running into their hostel buildings and opening their umbrellas. […]