Archive | January, 2007

Lets Burn Mumbai !

Ha Papa Bear has spoken. What a long wait it was oh Emperor of the Hindu hearts, papa we missed you so. Thackeray who recently celebrated his 80th birthday, made an emotional appeal to the Marathis saying there was a conspiracy to separate Mumbai from Maharashtra and it would not be “tolerated”. “The city will […]

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Hollow Men

If you are frustrated with options on the highway, you can take the exit. It lies a few miles south of the point where interstate roads converge and a hundred signboards appear, each road taking you to a different city, each road has its own speed limits. In case the options tire you or in […]

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Hollow Men

I We are the hollow menWe are the stuffed menLeaning togetherHeadpiece filled with straw. Alas!Our dried voices, whenWe whisper togetherAre quiet and meaninglessAs wind in dry grassOr rats’ feet over broken glassIn our dry cellar Shape without form, shade without colour,Paralysed force, gesture without motion; Those who have crossedWith direct eyes, to death’s other KingdomRemember […]

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The State of the Union

Joseph Palmi: Let me ask you something… we Italians, we got our families, and we got the chuch; the Irish they have the homeland, jews their tradition; even the niggas, they got their music. What about you people, Mr. Wilson, what do you have? Edward Wilson: The United States of America, and the rest of […]

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Dear Diary

Dear Diary

Its been a very busy weekend. The skit script is trickling in slowly – but do we kill Muthaliar or not, thats the nerve wracking question, then the cricket finals – Builder’s team won but Abrupt has claimed his place in Wisden glory, Ad Mad – oh ! everybody is mad, Dumb Charades – FYI […]

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American Women

“A gentleman asked me to marry him and I said no,” she recalled. “I told him, ‘I’m just beginning to fly again, I’m just beginning to be me. Don’t take that away.’ ” Elissa B. Terris, 59, of Marietta, Ga., divorced in 2005 after being married for 34 years and raising a daughter, who is […]

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iPhonian fundas

iPhonian fundas

Apple unvieled their iPhone last week and I knew what I wanted to do for a living. It struck me, just like that,plain,simple,clinical. I’m not a geek ; but don’t recommend going back to the villages either, I’m somewhere in between and Apple says somewhere in between is not the place to be. I was […]

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O V Vijayan’s "Katha"

“Tell me” the Prophet said “whats the matter with you” “While my soul swells with pain and anticipation” He said “while an ocean of lust roars in the corner of her eyes…” “Stop it ! you rascal” the Prophet thundered “Oops !” he said “Don’t give me bullshit” said the Prophet “Ooops !” he said […]

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