banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

kambakht bilkul aurat

I’ve been reading Ismat Chugtai’s ‘Kagazi Hai Pairhan’ and ‘Tedhi Lakeer’. Recently. Reading them, almost back to back, was a little confusing. ‘Kagazi ..’ is Ismat’s almost fiction like autobiography … Continue reading

February 3, 2014 · 10 Comments

city le lo, bhai, city ..

So while I write several words about hawkers, Teja does this. The hawker selling the city by the lake. City-wala, would we call him? Or builder? Acrylic on canvas, 24″x36″, … Continue reading

January 31, 2014 · 6 Comments

sholay in 6D

Now that ‘Sholay’ in 3D is safely behind us, and we can all forget that it ever happened, I must tell you that I met Ramesh Sippy recently. Well, actually, … Continue reading

January 30, 2014 · 12 Comments

oranges and lemons, sold for a penny

3 days before Republic Day, the hawkers were cleared off the streets of Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land. Then yesterday, after all 52 apartment complexes around had blared Lata Mangeshkar, AR Rahman and Mahendra … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 9 Comments

on books, cramps and the rest of it

I confess I have been struggling with Vinod Kumar Shukla‘s ‘Hari Ghaas ki Chhappar Wali Jhopadi Aur Bouna Pahad‘ for the last few days. Well, it’s not even been that … Continue reading

January 24, 2014 · 9 Comments

ruskin bond – as long as you have a window

When the mercury in Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land dips to 23 degree Celcius, and there is a chill wind blowing down, coming right from the mountains far, far away, it’s a good time … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 6 Comments

of flying kites and apples

In the last year, Teja and I, between us have erased entire hard disks 3 times, by mistake. There have been smaller misdemeanors on my part, erasing files, moving them … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

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