• Musings

    The dance of death

    Every morning on my way to work, I cross this long line of cycle rickshaws, autos and parked cars. And in seven minutes as I cross that patch, I overhear bits and pieces of conversations which give…

  • Poems

    Far away

    Beyond the cities and the crowds Beyond the plains and the people Far away, Perhaps there is silence, Silence that shrouds our beings. I’ve had enough Of managing Worlds, words and wisdom. Somewhere the silence of the…

  • Musings

    The death of logic

    The turbulence starts even as the flight is beginning to land in Nagpur. If it weren’t for the turbulence already on my mind, I would have been unnerved by the shaking of the aircraft. Nagpur is awash…

  • Musings

    Memories from a shared childhood

    In Bangalore, two schools, Sacred Hearts Girls’ School and St Anthony’s Boys’ School, shared a common boundary wall. I studied in the former, and my brother, Manish, studied in the kindergarten in the latter. The schools were…

  • Musings

    The walls around us

    As we exit Delhi airport, my eyes spot a pink ‘Women on Wheels’ board. There is no queue in front of it, and I prefer to book a cab there. The heavy suitcases I am carrying squeeze…

  • Musings,  Travelogues

    Travel in the times of corona

    I am flying anywhere after precisely fourteen months. And it feels awkward and unfamiliar to be carrying a negative RT-PCR report with the boarding pass. In the departure lounge, alternate seats have yellow stickers saying “Do not…

  • Films,  Reviews

    Sir: Bridging the divide

    I stumbled upon Rohena Gera’s movie, Is Love Enough? Sir, one weekend while browsing through Netflix. It has been a few weeks since I watched it, but the two main protagonists have grown in my mind. I…