Category Archives: Rants and Rambles

Small brain and big names

Viswanathan is not entirely easy to pronounce, but your inability to say it right, has more to do with your unwillingness to learn. If Viswanathan was the name of a wine (Schwarzriesling), a region (Languedoc-Roussillon) or anything that belonged to … Continue reading

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On Going to India

Am somewhat in demand around this time of the year. It’s when people begin planning their holidays, and some of those looking to book their tickets way in advance want to head to India. Lovely, am always happy to talk … Continue reading

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Children, media and parents

Two seemingly unrelated posts. One on how the notions of ‘dark skin is indicative of inherent evil tendencies‘ seems to permeate an animated series for children, and the other on young kids dressed up by their parents – in clothes … Continue reading

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A stiff back

I must be getting older. An otherwise supple and flexible back finds itself stiff and renders me immobile. It all started Monday morning. I like sleeping with the windows open. What I didn’t account was for the beam of sunlight … Continue reading

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Writing, ennui and a general half hearted rant

It’s not ennui. Maybe the lack of time. But I know I’ve been neglecting this space. It’s not like I don’t want to write, but there are these dry spells, where nothing really inspires, and the wells of the heart … Continue reading

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Minor Annoyances – On Bargains and Cheap Thrills

I possibly am guilty of what I am going to moan about. You know how when you compliment someone on their shoes/ shirt/ earrings/ table lamp, and the other person jumps and tells you, “Oooh – I got it for … Continue reading

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Bhoole Bisre Geet

Almost time to leave the workplace. Thankfully, am really liking the work, or the slightly longish hours would have me going nuts. But at that moment that I leave the workplace, and wait at the bus stop, I sometimes switch … Continue reading

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Dear so-and-so

Dear Heavily Pregnant Woman On Bus, That you choose to travel on a crowded bus some five hours before your water is going to break is your issue to deal with. You can use it to blackmail your partner/ lover/ … Continue reading

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A random thought – about her

I think of you randomly. Whenever I write a poem, for instance. I think of you how you would gently mail me, twisting my monkey ears over faulty grammar. Or a misplaced period. How you would then praise a certain … Continue reading

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Saturday night ramble

What a fantastic song. How flawless. How beautifully moody. And stubborn. I don’t listen to ELP often enough. To be frank, I think I have been tuning out of “angrezi-firang” music. But it takes a certain moodiness to shove me … Continue reading

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On Guilt

Guilt is absurd to deal with. Like an onion, the layers manifest themselves with the promise of more weeping and sniffing. But how guilty should you feel? Should you feel guilty if you are actually powerless in a situation? Should … Continue reading

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On Fighting

Fights are complicated creatures. At what point is a fight too serious. More importantly, at what point is a fight actually an expression of an emotional disconnect rather than the need for attention. When someone raises their voice, are they … Continue reading

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