Once upon a time, Satanic Verses was banned. When I went to UK, it was one of the first books I bought. Didn't think much of it, but well, the sale had happened and some of my money lines the pocket of Rushdie. I was late to wake up to Bhooter Bhobishyot and saw it … Continue reading Haunted by the Bhobishyoter Bhoot?
2 weeks before my son came for his winter vacations, he got mugged at gunpoint by 3 men in Chicago. He did something he has done several times, walk up a street for a sandwich, but wait, with friends. This time he was alone. They didn’t take much, 30-40 dollars, he says. They … Continue reading Mother. (Also see masochist, loony, saint)
Did you know that there is this thing called gross and net amount in an electricity bill? And that if you didn't pay within the due date, you lost out, the princely sum of say, 60 rupees in a bill of 4K? For the last almost 2.5 years, I have lost so much money which … Continue reading I forget the bills, Baba….
Two men were kissing each other in a plane. ' Fellow passenger objected. One of the two men kissing: Why does it bother you so much that we are kissing? Fellow passenger – this is unnatural! One of the two men – you’re flying! I had seen this act by Russell Howard on TV a … Continue reading Queer Pitch – the human cost
There was a raging storm here a couple of hours back. All our cell phones went on the blink and after some frustrating fiddling with them, we realized what the problem was and just waited it out till Airtel got their act together and the lines returned. I suddenly thought of my father with a … Continue reading Storm, Electricity, Bills, Baba, Kaku
“I have to find a place to hide An island in the sea Surrounded by a racing tide Where I can live with me” ― Laurie Matthew, Often I am asked why we came back to India. Often we have asked ourselves why we came back to India. And we told ourselves that the scales tilted … Continue reading 56″ silence
I have been trying since yesterday to wrap my head round the horrendous video of this man attacking the other man with a machete and then burning him. So blase. So nonchalant that I had bile coming to my mouth. And to think someone - I now hear a 14 year old - was recording … Continue reading Hate. Kill. 1984-2017