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

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

ramesh and bhima smile reluctantly

Ramesh and Bhima were begging outside a South Indian cafe. They are dressed as faux-sadhus, and carry thick ropes around their shoulders, with which they offer to whip themselves for … Continue reading

September 29, 2012 · 14 Comments

my life is like a game of daadu

The last 2 months have been difficult, to say the least. As children all across the country scramble for college admissions, one comes face to face not only with the … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · 12 Comments
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