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I SEEK PLEASURE, DON’T YOU?

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Glowering hotly, the flight attendant’s professional demeanor turns to disgust. “I’m not speaking Russian! I’m speaking Ukrainian, the real language of my own country!” he angrily dismisses me. The passengers on this flight to Kiev are mostly Ukrainian nationals, so it’s only natural that the flight attendant would greet me using his native tongue. Forgetting …

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It all started so innocently. In our final school year, we decided to gift a friend a pornographic DVD for his birthday. Visiting a shop in the oldest market in town, we secured the gift, a deluxe-quality product imported straight from palm-lined sunny southern California. This was urban India in the 1990s, when teenagers couldn’t …

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Some things in life we may consider worth dying for. Our techno-centric societies in the developed world have empowered us, we feel, with unprecedented treasures of an advanced civilisation. Let nothing ever endanger our precious gems of human progress. Just to defend such glories, we might even think to kill, in this way preserving our …

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No longer shackled by outdated religious traditions and the rules and guilt they impose, we are free to do what we want, when we want, with whom we want. Pretty much, anything goes, as long as everyone consents. Year after year, ripping down boundaries, social media gurus and music icons compete to out-explicit each other, …

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“Yes I am!” we pilgrims screamed at the top of our lungs. Time: early 1993. Place: Mount Smart Supertop, Auckland. Event: Metallica. The most famous heavy metal band in the world had finally graced God’s own. I had never heard the original version of the Diamond Head song “Am I Evil?” which, although popular in …

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Dear Soul, I am writing to give you some friendly advice. I would never want to interfere with your plans, but I care for you and have been sending you hints for a long time about the direction of your life. So I just wanted to call on you to take up this wonderful opportunity …

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The sun was beginning to rise, bright and clear, into the cloudless sky, as we loaded our cases into the car that morning; it was a perfect day for a road trip. My husband and I were excited to be driving from Auckland to Wellington on that spring day. Spending eight or nine hours in …

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When I spotted a bumper sticker stating in bold green letters: “Well… at least the war on the environment is going well,” I found myself not knowing whether to laugh or cry. This clever use of facetiousness reminds us to reflect on the growing risks of today’s economy-centric world. There is money to be made, …

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