Haunted by the Bhobishyoter Bhoot?

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?

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Mother. (Also see masochist, loony, saint)

      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)

Storm, Electricity, Bills, Baba, Kaku

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