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December 2017

Reading Tomas Transtromer

By |2017-12-20T02:51:12-05:00December 20th, 2017|Hmm, Poetry|

THE COUPLE They turn the light off, and its white globe glows an instant and then dissolves, like a tablet in a glass of darkness. Then a rising. The hotel [...]

May 2012

Phony blogging

By |2012-05-06T02:10:26-05:00May 6th, 2012|Hmm|

Trying to blog from phone. Got Dorris Lessing's first novel by snail mail, this book is traveling for 29 years now :)

July 2008

Walking around home

By |2008-07-14T10:06:38-05:00July 14th, 2008|Hmm|

The girl next door has a rabbit now, she says there's male and female in rabbits, so funny right? I thought there were only cute rabbits. The girl says they [...]

Fontainebleau and Downtown Calcutta

By |2020-07-25T11:58:04-05:00July 4th, 2008|Hmm|

You want me to take initiative. You want me to cooperate, voluntarily, with others around me. You want me to learn continuously and bring the benefits of that learning to [...]

May 2008

Breaking the Glass ceiling

By |2008-11-05T09:11:35-05:00May 9th, 2008|Hmm|

When a woman does ascend through the glass ceiling into the White House, it will be, in part, because of the race of 2008, when Hillary Clinton broke through the [...]

What kind of MBA are you?

By |2008-05-09T08:44:01-05:00May 9th, 2008|Hmm|

What kind of MBA are you? An ST MBA, SC MBA, OBC MBA or just another handicapped MBA? Rajagiri college in Kochi in their relentless pursuit towards excellence in social [...]

February 2008

The Shining

By |2008-02-17T15:18:00-05:00February 17th, 2008|Hmm|

Some places are like people: some shine and some don't. - Stanley Kubrick's The ShiningAnd the saddest part of the sentence is that full stop after the don't. I could [...]


By |2008-02-12T12:53:41-05:00February 12th, 2008|Hmm|

If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden. He will not be [...]

January 2008

While Obama wins…

By |2008-01-04T05:24:27-05:00January 4th, 2008|Hmm|

She can't be bargained with. She can't be reasoned with. She doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And she absolutely will not stop, ever. Despite Obama winning Iowa yesterday, [...]

December 2007

Every year is a 2004

By |2007-12-25T13:40:11-05:00December 25th, 2007|Hmm|

I was closely following this election, and nearly missed the other one. As you know we have close to 30 chief ministers in India, but only two Adivasi rajas. The [...]

September 2007

Hindustan ka dil dekho

By |2009-03-08T14:38:03-05:00September 26th, 2007|Hmm|

O&M's ad for Madhya Pradesh TourismĀ - Hindustan ka dil dekho. Makes you feel you want to visit the place and that was perhaps the purpose of the ad. Nice one! [...]

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