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

thodi si lift kara de

When you have a near-death moment, you want to talk about it again and again. No one else wants to hear about it again and again. Even the first time, … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 21 Comments

even a broken umbrella works, if it is red

Today the highway outside our windows is clear. I still don’t want to go out anywhere, and don’t need to, but I just breathe a little easier. First it was … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 15 Comments

you work to pay

At the signal, he swerved the rickshaw to the extreme left to avoid a pothole on the road. He then had to honk at the pedestrians standing on the left, … Continue reading

January 15, 2013 · 9 Comments

lessons on womanhood while buying a car

If you earn a fair amount of money, you are in an equal relationship with your partner, you move in a social circle where almost everyone has a similar world … Continue reading

October 20, 2012 · 92 Comments


While hopping across the highway may not be conducive to living long, it does make you feel all youthful and agile. Particularly if you are like me, at the tricky … Continue reading

November 20, 2011 · 20 Comments

love is a rickshaw ride

Orange balloons and a dahi handi in the sky, palm trees swaying, a little girl selling orange roses scowls, an elephant crosses a signal at rush hour, a girl sells … Continue reading

September 7, 2010 · 16 Comments

the house in juhu

In the 15 adult years I’ve lived in Bumm-Bumm-Bhole-Land, I don’t remember how many times I must have told a rickshaw wala, “Juhu, near Amitabh Bachchan‘s bungalow”. If you are … Continue reading

August 26, 2010 · 18 Comments

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