Archive | October, 2006

Has India lost Gujarat ?

When this reporter, with his longish beard, walked into an elite government colony in Ahmedabad to meet a senior official, three children suddenly got off their bicycles.One screamed aloud, “Terrorist!” Why?“Because you are a Mussalman,” he responded. So?“All Muslims are terrorists. My father is a judge. He will call you terrorist in court.” Really?“Yes. Now […]

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The End

This is the endBeautiful friendThis is the endMy only friend, the end Of our elaborate plans, the endOf everything that stands, the endNo safety or surprise, the endIll never look into your eyes…again Can you picture what will beSo limitless and freeDesperately in need…of some…strangers handIn a…desperate land Lost in a roman…wilderness of painAnd all […]

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Ofiice Space – Scorsians n Coppolans

‘Twas another humid night in Miami when visionary exploded, [ To the yet uninitiated – “may be yes,may be no” stands for conversation and *may be fuck yourself * stands for soliloquy ]“C’mon man we are in miami , isthaa city of Don Carlos, Don Capone, Scarface,all those caporegimes *itsa icky city Michael Corleone paid […]

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The Blanket of freedom

Nineteen-year old Mahammad Maqbool Dar was taken away by troops from his home near Charar-e-Sharief on Friday, his mother Hanifa Begum said. A day later, the boy, a daily wage labourer, was brought dead to a hospital sparking two days of protests in Charar-e-Sharief as anger continues in other parts of Kashmir.The government, concerned at […]

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Its a tag

Neermathalam has tagged me. He’s promised to give his sexy username to me if i do this tag – not that I’ll use it – I’ll preserve it for posterity. Jus kiddin dude 🙂 Well the tag is simple -eight things I like or dislike abt moiself. Oh thats tough !! and here I go […]

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Dead man Walking – Afzal Guru

If the collective conscience of a nation becomes satisfied when one of us gets hanged without a chance to defend himself , it speaks a lot about ourselves. Afzal Guru Will Afzal Guru be hanged today ? He should be – says the great Indian middle class and its drum beater the Indian media. The […]

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Bright Future In Sales

Sleeping on a planter at the Port AuthorityWaiting for my bus to comeSeven scotch-and-sodas at the office partyNow I don’t remember where I’m from I think I had a black walletIn my back pocketWith a bus ticketAnd a picture of my baby insideAnd if I make it home alive I’m gonna get my shit together‘Cause […]

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Will Kannur explode again ?

I’m not a soothsayer nor am I sitting on top of Kerala’s state intelligence to say this. Its just a few news reports across the last few weeks and some conversations here and there. There have been reports of a gradual build up of ammunition and bomb making in the north malabar district of Kannur. […]

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Poor man’s Banker

Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize 2006 The connection between poverty and peace.The connection between womens empowerment and peace. The connection between mutual trust, accountability, participation, creativity – the four pillars of the Grameen Bank and peace. Long overdue but still one of the best Nobels ever. Because credit is a human right. Because every single […]

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Poor man’s Banker

Muhammad Yunus Nobel Peace Prize 2006 The connection between poverty and peace.The connection between womens empowerment and peace. The connection between mutual trust, accountability, participation, creativity – the four pillars of the Grameen Bank and peace. Long overdue but still one of the best Nobels ever. Because credit is a human right. Because every single […]

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And All that jazz

Folks, what can I tell youabout my next guest? This cat allowed himselfto be adored, but not loved. And his success in show businesswas matched by failure in his personal-relationship bag.Now that’s where he really bombed. And he came to believe that work,show business, love,his whole life,even himself, and all that jazz, was bullshit. He […]

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