Why I am not aligned to any cause

It is the era of alignment. Pakistan with China, USA with Israel, Russia with Syria Snowden. You just need a cause. Or two. In the page 3 and politically active crowd, it is fashionable to be aligned to a cause. There are expensive dinners, big parties, runs, walks, charity balls and what not. AIDS was a very […]

What’s your story?

Its amazing how seemingly normal, otherwise-well-rounded people (yours truly included) find their way into physically taxing sports? Of course, there will always be those mysteries of nature who can burn up endless calories without even trying. But where does the rest of the pack come from? Say, how does an individual decide that doing push-ups […]

Why have we let it come to this?

A little incident back in my university days. A classmate from the Manipur, T, had accompanied me to the University Library to get our membership formalities done. We both had the necessary documentation like receipts and i-Cards. After I was handed my membership card, it was her turn. The conversation went thus: Clerk: Sagle ‘dacuments’ […]

The Feeling

I was trying so hard this morning…..trying to find just that one word..to describe the state of my mind…….what does it mean to feel the way I am feeling… I wonder as I sit at my desk… in an almost Holmes like concentration, except I don’t have the violin to pluck at. Well..things are going […]

13 years and six months……still counting.

Sorry to interrupt the travelogue but this post cannot wait. The right honourable P. D. Kode pronounced the court’s verdict on 4 of the 123 accused who faced trial in the 1993 Mumbai Serial blasts case. 257 Dead 700 Injured 13 years and 6 months of trial 123 Accused 4 Convicted so far 4 Acquitted […]

Parallels and Laterals

Since Manmohanomics became the flavour of the India’s neo-economy, we have seen the rapid opening up of our markets. I remember hearing of how Coca~cola used to cost 50 paise a bottle at the time my parents were enjoying their college lives. Then Krumpled Kurta (who I believe has now patented this style of clothing) […]

Citizen journos

Having a camera in your cellphone can win you some prizes after all. 🙂 Nokia and the UK Press Gazette chose photos captured by citizens of significant events for the first citizen journalism award. They were taken even before the press could swarm the area. Early birds do get the worm.

Caste Aside

Before we even have a chance to recover from the proposed re-Mandalization of our educational institutions, the caste brigade delivers yet another blow. Reservations in the private sector! Caste politics can take a back seat in this new drama. There is much more to this latest call for dividing the masses than meets the eye. […]

Persona non-grata

When all the attention of the world is focused on Muslims in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine, there are some who are persona non grata in thier own land. They have been called one of the world’s most persecuted people. Some argue that they are also one of the most forgotten. The Rohingya of Burma..nowhere to run, […]