Monthly Archives: November 2008


Ask Barkha Dutt to shut up someone. Seriously. I’d rather have a newbie reporter doing things badly, than have BD attempting to create panic, because it suits her style of reporting. It’s like she wants you to not get out, … Continue reading

Posted in India, Media | 28 Comments


I am livid with rage. Mumbai is attacked for the umpteenth time. Sitting here, i feel helpless. And a part of me is violently shaking with anger and shock. Open gun fire? Grenades? In a hospital? Cinema? Hotels? Train station? … Continue reading

Posted in India, Self | 20 Comments

Venus Fly Trap – Update

The venus fly trap on my desk appears to be doing well. After a picky week of refusing various foods, it has taken to fish. Some of its mouths are still bulging with the food inside. Additionally, there are now … Continue reading

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Fiction Fragment: Surf Excel

It happens every once in a while. She starts watching a film from forty to thirty years ago. She admires the grace with which the heroine wears her cotton saree. The simplicity of the heroine’s dreams. A house, a baby … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Fiction | 20 Comments

Gay Desi

Drumroll. Introducing Where Gaysi = Gay Desi. Broom is the editor for the blog, and it’s already fantastic!

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Poem: On Reds

The red in my glass, it comes from cranberry. Yours, is from grapes. And yet, given the laughter on this table, it isn’t all that obvious, is it? Our earrings jingle, and you admire my cheap, brass bangle. The dirt … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs, Poetry and Fiction | 9 Comments

Andhra Pradesh Intermediate English Text required!

I never thought I’d say this .. But can someone get hold of a copy of the Andhra Pradesh Intermediate First Year English textbook for me? Please? I’ve been told a few times that a certain poem of mine has … Continue reading

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Sunrise in Birmingham

It sort of snowed today morning. I believe. I woke up too late to see it. Either that, or I didn’t open up the curtains early enough. However, I woke up in the most delightful of ways on Saturday morning. … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs, Self, UK | 1 Comment

Ministry of Silly Walks

You know that middle of the week lethargy and angst. It’s gone! Because Monty Python have their very own channel on YouTube! (Yes! Yes!!) On that wonderful and celebratory note, please take a look at this. One of my favourite … Continue reading

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Venus Fly Trap, Thevar Magan and etc.

It’s just one of those days. No matter how much fun your work is, on some days you feel overwhelmed. And being new is always a bit scary, no? You really don’t know the way things work. You don’t know … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Film and Art, Self | 4 Comments

A Typology of Gay and Lesbian in Bollywood

Bollywood hasn’t heard of bisexuality. And between gay men and lesbians, the former is given far more attention within cinema. Lesbians tend to fall into two main categories according to Hindi cinema. The last one is sort of hinted at. … Continue reading

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Film: Dostana

Ever since I’ve discovered my constant “outsider” status, I’ve attempted to be funny about it. Mostly because I get so tired of political correctness. So as am in the UK, I make politically incorrect statements about being brown or being … Continue reading

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