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Re-published posts from seven years ago, when METAL’s bloggers had a field day commenting on just about everything that took their fancy. With thoughts and ideas that are still fresh and relevant today.

Idlis on Bakertweet

By Sharan Saikumar  I log on to Twitter this morning feeling peckish. To my happy surprise my friendly idli-walla who runs a small tin shack around the corner has just tweeted that a fresh batch of idlis has rolled out of the steamer, ready to be eaten. Fact or...

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Linguistic expansion

By Siddharth Prasad Invented a new language. This language, described as ‘a futuristic language from a distant planet’, is called Loxian. Why would someone want to invent a language? Roma Ryan did it because she was writing lyrics for some of Enya’s music and nothing...

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Images and words

The photographer himself is no personality. In fact, he gives off the impression as a man who could go unnoticed in any part of the world. You find many such government servants trying to eke out a life in Calcutta.

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The third world in a sachet

By Ambarish Ray ,000 bucks per square feet apartments Sex before marriage Drunken driving Reality shows Globetrotting Organic food Expensive cricket matches Multi grain bread Diamond studded mobile phones In my concerted opinion, the above is the viewpoint of...

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Thinking on a Jet plane

By Sharan Saikumar As the world rouses itself from an inordinately long holiday and looks at the new year with hungover eyes, I feel almost bad unleashing a CSR blog on you but I must because I have a message for Jet Airways and I’m hoping the worldwide web will live...

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The cheque is in the mail

By Siddharth Prasad These days Reader’s Digest is sending us a tree, which would be fine, since we like trees, except for the awkward fact that they’re sending it in installments – one mailer at a time. The story began a year ago, with the arrival of the First Fat...

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Bombay, blue

Sardines gasping for breath in perspired synchronisation. Collective gasps. Silent gasps. Drowned in a decibel level so high that to truly understand this point you might have to think a little louder. Maybe even scream.

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Tax, lies and audio tape

By Ambarish Ray B21 took the call. He was wondering if it was Dwarka Butt on the other end. That woman has panache, presence, persistence and a thick epidermis. She also has stuff to trade. His favourite show, the one that he has never watched, happens to be We the...

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Pondering over pizza

By Sharan Saikumar Back in our days life was simple (It’s amazing how you begin to sound like your mother even when you swore you wouldn’t). There were not many things you could do with a pizza except… well, eat it rapaciously. In a staple menu of dal chawal ,...

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BLOGGERS

Trilokjit Sengupta

Trilokjit Sengupta

Photographer at large, London

Seemingly an ultra-sensitive, hyper-feeling and angst-ridden person from Bengal, Trilok’s redeeming quality was an inclusive and quirky sense of humour. He was also ultra-sensitive, hyper-feeling and angst-ridden while writing pieces on life in Bombay, turning 30, love and marriage, and Facebook as it was back then.
Siddharth Prasad

Siddharth Prasad

VP & ECD, JWT, Delhi

Sidey, as fondly known, was a keen observer of social mores anywhere in the world and more so of his native Delhi. With delightful takes on popular culture, Sidey had a palpable Wodehousian outlook of good cheer at every rotten thing that transpired. A skillful writer on anything from Deep Purple to Defence Colony.
Sharan Saikumar

Sharan Saikumar

Senior Editor, Arre.com

Sharan was passionate about… everything that happened in front of her. From shopping, love, relationships, idlis and pizza, she covered the gamut with her trenchant opinion. Never at a loss to observe and explain, Sharan guided her readers into understanding consumer behaviour without ever using those three words.
Ambarish Ray

Ambarish Ray

COO, METAL Communications

Widely believed to have memorised all the words in the dictionary, Amby brought out in silver prose every new development in finance and social media matters, that he believed we ought to know. He created neologisms. He also created an unexplained alter-ego named B21 who suddenly appeared in his blog posts.