Monthly Archives: October 2004

Mallu Yearning

Have you ever heard a Malllu say ‘Yearning’. It sounds funny, but feels right. Yearning with a stretched syllable. Elongated, and almost echoing inside his mouth, and bouncing against the roof. And yet, vaguely cheesy. Today I Yearn … For … Continue reading

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Work

I am allowing the luxury of posting a few lines. Work, like slightly old shit, is lying in a pile, and stinking.

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Veerappan

Saw the news today morning. Veerappan was shot dead late last night. And so goes the story of another outlaw. The way that media and power equations be, his Robin Hood image was trashed a long time ago. Not that … Continue reading

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Names, initials and identity

An interesting argument with friends, a few days back. We were talking of names and identities. I emphatically put forward that my name would remain Neha Viswanathan. It had been so for 23 years. There were questions about if Sri … Continue reading

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Katha, Elections and Maharashtra

Yesterday night, saw an old favourite … Katha. Nasserudin Shah, Deepti Naval and Farooq Sheikh. For those unfamiliar with the story, Katha is a story of love, and its quick silveriness. And of the relationships between insiders and outsiders. Set … Continue reading

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Pakora weather.. Post Aquinas & Sartre

Returning to the food aspect of the previous post? Pakora weather. Soft evening outside, last evidence of the sun. Found some poetry. It is dated 26 October 2002. Two years ago. It was titled Post Aquinas and Sartre. All I … Continue reading

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Googling life with curd

A favourite timepass of mine is to put some completely unrelated words together, and google the concoction. At times its words that I think very few people in the world would know/ use or put up on the net in … Continue reading

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