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

the walk (2015) and burger dunkin

So I come out of ‘The Walk’ (Robert Zemeckis, 2015) and I am stepping gingerly, for if there is one thing I do not trust in the world it is … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · 8 Comments

chashme buddoor, old and new – or does God really have the time?

Of course, we all talk in our heads to the people who have made us angry. We are angrier still when we were not able to make those ready retorts … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · 15 Comments

the rabbit hole is unavoidable, it seems

Sometimes I go down the rabbit hole, and I meet peoples, like the Mad Hatter or some such, people I don’t really know anything about, I know there is a … Continue reading

August 13, 2015 · 5 Comments

jacks and jills push their way to the top

In the few seconds between the plane landing and my eyes opening, my neighbor looms over me, getting into a question mark pose, to get at his laptop bag from … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · 16 Comments

you don’t have to hold the colours in your hand to see them

There is a path where I can walk with myself, by myself. There are flowers. Two azaans melt into each other. Some children are playing somewhere. A woman lights a … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 4 Comments

the heart yearns, for what, it doesn’t know

A young woman showed us her film on getting to know/see Delhi. She said later, I was not interested in the dead monuments, those dead things. She looked at her … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 9 Comments

you need fruit and nuts

There are phases in life when nothing seems to fit. You are restless, bored, frustrated, anxious, oh hang it, let’s not beat around the bush, you are unhappy. And of … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · 9 Comments

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