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    6 Great Essays And Stories From The Indian Internet This Week For Your Sunday Reading Pleasure

    Is Chennai really the coolest city in India? Do Bengalis speak too much Bengali around non-Bengalis? Read on to find out.

    1. Dave Besseling finds out the secret to Chennai's coolness.

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    The GQ India deputy editor gets the lowdown from four locals in "Chennai Is Secretly India’s Coolest City".

    2. Piyasree Dasgupta on an inherently annoying Bengali habit.

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    "Dear Bengalis, It's True, We Speak Way Too Much Bengali Around Others" on The Huffington Post is Dasgupta's heartfelt plea to her brethren to be less clique-y around others.

    3. Ajay Chacko on how rioting and political gundaraj just isn't what it used to be.

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    "The Changing Economics of Vandalism" on Arré examines how political parties calling for strikes and the destruction of public property isn't a strategy they can realistically afford to execute anymore.

    4. Asmita Bakshi on "the unsettling voyeur in our bedrooms – the Indian State".

    Bakshi breaks down everything wrong with the government's latest attempt to interfere with citizens' private lives – the surrogacy bill – in "Indian State Has Crept Into Our Bedroom, But Not To Protect Us" for DailyO.

    5. Damini Kulkarni on Bollywood's relationship with the burkha over the years.

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    In light of the burkini controversy in France, Kulkarni examines Bollywood's history with the veil in its many forms in this fascinating piece for

    6. Arun Janardhan on the ~worst~ part of festival season in Mumbai – the noise.

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    With Ganesh Chaturthi fast approaching, "Letter From The Street... With Earplugs" on LiveMint nails everything wrong with how the festive season is celebrated.

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