At A Loss For Words

What do you call a couple of conversationalists who’re afraid to speak? “Lost in translation.” I grieve for the words we’ve lost.

Time Travel

Channel-surfing. Wait. Stop. Backtrack. The Time-Traveler’s Wife is on, just started on one of those channels that comes and goes. Just like the protagonist in the movie. Hmm. Odd flashes of nostalgia. The book was a birthday gift from my parents in 2007. Birthday gifts are special. Books are special. A good book on a ... Read More

Three Dots

The life of a writer is chaptered in unfinished stories.

The Past In 55 Words

Some 55-word-stories, related and un-related. ~O~O~O~O~O~O~ The past is a tricky creature. It never quite stays in its place, does it? It defines the path we take. It makes us who we are. And perhaps it says something about who we will be. Can we ever truly detach ourselves from our pasts? I think not. ... Read More

Tiny Tales: The Interview

The two women stared at each other for a moment of mutual sizing-up. The younger one had had enough practice at not flinching but the urge to look around the colourful room was strong. She clamped her back teeth together, the action producing the faintest tremor of flesh but no noticeable difference in expression. Her ... Read More


How do you teach someone to love you the way you need to be loved? I ask. Baby steps. He replies.

Quoted In Mid-Day FourSquare Story: Shraddha Jadhav Isn’t The Only Mayor

Mid-Day has a story by Kasmin Fernandes on Foursquare today. Moksh and Daksh Juneja have both been quoted while I provide a counter-perspective on this social media game that’s rapidly gaining popularity. Here’s what I said: Virtual rewards aren’t for everyone If you don’t like being followed, though, location-based apps and the virtual rewards they ... Read More

Movie: Dhobi Ghat – Mumbai Musings

Movies are a big part of weekend planning. Realistically, what else is there to do in Mumbai? Let’s not go into the notions of what a ‘happening’ city this is. I’ve been active on the cultural circuit for the past year and a half and gone to everything I could find. Poetry slams, Open mics, ... Read More

Movie: Turning Thirty

I saw the movie yesterday, five days after it was released and at the unlikely time of 3:30 p.m. It felt sort of appropriate considering that the movie seemed to showcase the absolute freedom of the urban Indian woman. The movie was strictly okay. The songs made me cringe, especially the one just following the ... Read More

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