Celebrating Grey

Jon Ronson, an author and investigative journalist, gave a brilliant TED talk in 2012 on over diagnosing of mental illness in USA and psychopathy. Although not related to said subject, he made a statement, describing a misdiagnosed patient: "He's a grey area, in a world that doesn't like grey areas. But the grey areas are where you... Continue Reading →

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Just Like Me

She always eats her vegetables first. The peas are forked to one side and the carrots to another, with precision that speaks of habit. Her hands move the cutlery just like mine do, neat and controlled. When she leaves the table, just like me, she offers to clean up. She looks like me, but her... Continue Reading →

Thoughtfully Misunderstood

I'm not a very thoughtful person. I'll forget your birthday more often than I'll remember it and the chances of you getting a gift of something you already have should not go unconsidered. I don't know what you'd order from a Big Chill menu off the top of my head and I might forget what condiments go... Continue Reading →

To the Alices of the World: a not-poem

There's an idea, a story in me, as there is in everyone. Stimuli help it on it's journey to prose or poetry - those little bursts of inspirations, bouncing off the walls only I can see. They bring the story to the surface, for the world to see. Or ignore. Excuse me, while I state, the latter is prevalent.... Continue Reading →

Expression 101

‘Scribble Day’ tops the list of the many customs that come your way as you near the end of senior year and poise to graduate. Broken down, it's basically school shirts, bright inked pens, and emotionally charged teenagers. The result is many an 'XOXXO's and ‘keep in touch’s scrawled on clothes you’ll never wear again, but... Continue Reading →

The Elusive ‘meh.’

Being the whimsical writer of a blog whose readership does not extend beyond my mother and those few unfortunates who have their faces shoved with my ramble, I have the luxury of sparing myself the toil of research. And its a luxury I frequently pamper myself with. As a result of this, I cannot make... Continue Reading →

Dr. Shashi Tharoor, Epitomising Poise

He ascends a decidedly not-Tharoor worthy stage to thunderous applause, accompanied by the scattered hoots and cheers of a visibly (and audibly) besotted audience. Dr. Shashi Tharoor, he of the enviable eloquence and poise, is speaking about his most recent book 'An Era of Darkness - The British Empire in India' at the Times LitFest.... Continue Reading →

Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist

To better grasp the references made in this essay, please read the article on which these views are premised.  'The Difference between White or Wong' (Indian Express, 14th August 16) is a recent addition to my collection of newspaper clippings (yes, I do that) and the present Kohinoor in my treasure.  It is ingeniously creative, thought-provoking, and... Continue Reading →

Anne of Green Gables – A Review

Diverting from my usual content, which generally gravitates to becoming a personal essay often despite contrary intentions, I thought it would be enriching for me to try my pen (my keyboard, actually. Boy, is technology messing up metaphors!) a review. A book review, for today. There are a few numbered books I would recommend more... Continue Reading →

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