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

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

the patels of film india (2015)

My review of Siddharth Bhatia’s book, ‘The Patels of Film India; at Please read here.

June 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

tender is the sight (2014)

. My review of the National Award winning documentary ‘Tender is the Sight’ by Torsha Banerjee at Upperstall. Please read here

June 3, 2015 · 3 Comments

prabhu ki kripa

Prabhu is 10. He is standing with his shoe-polish box, in a corner at Connaught Place. He says: Can I polish your slippers? I say: You won’t spoil the sole, … Continue reading

April 14, 2015 · 6 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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