How To Break Up

I read an article which touched a raw nerve. The article had tips on how to break-up while avoiding the discomfort of the whole process. Now, having gone through this so very many times, I can attest to the fact that practice does not make perfect. There is no easy way to dump someone or ... Read More


Being a cricket-indifferent Indian is like being a vegetarian in a carnivorous world. You have no rights, no commiserators, no alternatives for people of your type because there isn’t anyone else of your type.

I Wear: The Boheme At Kala Ghoda

The Kala Ghoda Art Festival is an event I look forward to all year. In the past few years, I’ve been covering the event for the Official Kala Ghoda Gazette. This year I had the privilege of conducting (in part) a workshop with my session on blogging. It’s been a year and half since I ... Read More

Idiot Box

Mother yells at me in an accurate depiction of the long-suffering matrons on primetime Sun TV soap operas. The boy grins at me sheepishly when I gape at Homer Simpson’s lines, remembering suddenly where I’ve heard them before. Everyone who’s anyone on my Facebook feed is talking about the latest ‘it’ show that I haven’t ... Read More


Writers are sad people, stewing in the acrid juices of their own guilt and frustration and shame and impotence hoping to turn up a spicy marinade or a fine wine at the end. Writers are pathetic people, who put their lives into deep freeze from fear or distraction or misplaced notions of grandeur to live ... Read More

Fallen Eve

To ‘the one special woman’, You are the stuff of memories that never fade, rust or get forgotten. You are the overriding factor above everything hormonal, practical, emotional, logical and fair. Indeed, you must be special. I’ve been thinking about you a lot. Do you know who I am? I am the one who he ... Read More

Press Cutting

You’re in trouble when you start believing your own good press. But you’re a woman when you start believing your own bad press. What we girls need is a little less guilt and tad more thoughtlessness. A version is posted to Yahoo! Real Beauty. — — — — — — — — — — — ... Read More

Comfort Maggi

The day I made the brinjal chips, I ended up having dinner by myself. It being a Friday night, dad assumed I’d be out. But since it was the day before my workshop at the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, I’d decided to stay home and turn in early. I’ve never really had a problem eating ... Read More

I Style: Almost Responsible

This is an old photograph, shot at the memorable first Wall Project a year-and-half ago. Jhayu created a surreal upside-down skyline of Mumbai along with Wanderblah. His contribution to our group-project, a depiction of a Twitter wall said, “@jhayu is the bom shizgit” His tee-shirt is the exact colour of the Twitter homepage and just ... Read More

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