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Issue – 9


Ask Me No Questions, I Tell You No Lies

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Being Human, Bang for Your Buck

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Ever heard a hothead yell cuss words at a bad driver? Is your amped-up evangelist a target for the middle finger? Or maybe you were brown-eyed by bare buttocks while strolling the beach? Whatever the provocation, you probably cannot count the number of times you had to exercise a little tolerance in your life. What …

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We often hear the saying, “the older the wiser” or “old age brings realised knowledge,” but are greying hair, wrinkles, frown lines and wornout skin really the qualifications of wisdom? Everyday, things wear out. Computer software, food, clothes, smartphones, music, furniture, homes, and gardens – all become outdated after some time. It’s only natural that …

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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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Have you ever asked, what’s the most amazing thing in the world? Is it the beauty of nature, a meaningful connection, Egyptian pyramids, or simply the miracle of life itself? Once, a great king was asked this very question. Closing his eyes in deep contemplation, the king responded: “The most amazing thing is that although …

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“If there’s one thing I know, it’s that no one knows. . . . I mean, really, . . . no one knows anything for certain. . . .” Allow me to try and convince you that a monstrous exasperation has swallowed up your life. Deep within, you are frustrated, disappointed with the major dramas, …

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Dr. Howard Dire paced along the sterile corridor, his strides wide and determined. His white knuckles clasped a silver-coloured clipboard, now his only possession, having deposited his keys, wallet, and identification badge at the security desk. As he walked, his gaze remained locked on the solid steel door at the end of the path. On …

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Could there be anything worse than not getting enough “bang for your buck”? Hell no! As we devotedly surf the net for sacred product reviews, trusted comparisons, and precious price-beating info, we are sure that meaning, peace, and fulfilment will follow as we speed toward the goal of life, one purchase at a time. But …

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