A visit to Bobcaygeon on the Birthday weekend

A good friend of mine in Toronto had been encouraging me to explore nature in Canada and spend time in her cottage. So, on my birthday weekend, I headed to Bobcaygeon. I hadn’t written much in the past few years. Just like any other muscle or machine, writing skills too can become dull and rusted if not exercisedContinue reading “A visit to Bobcaygeon on the Birthday weekend”

सामाजिक औपचारिकताएं

अब एक हो तो कहूँ । यहाँ तो कभी कभी साँस लेने में सोचना पड़ता है की लोगों को कैसा लगेगा । कहीं आस पास बैठे लोगों को कष्ट ना हो जाए । अब मेट्रो में ही ले लो । हूडा सिटी सेंटर पे जब गाड़ी आयी तो मैं लपक के बैठ गया। जैसे आपनेContinue reading “सामाजिक औपचारिकताएं”

Tale of Printed Prices

Recently I came across a ‘meme’ that accused the ‘liberals’ of negotiating prices with vegetable sellers in the street but buying fancy items in malls and stores at face value and then tweeting the grief on farmers’ suicide. On its face, the meme seemed logical. But somehow it didn’t seem to connect the dots. TheContinue reading “Tale of Printed Prices”

Why I Would NEVER Vote for BJP (or Congress) .. unless..

This evening, I was going for my music class. As I turned onto the Janak Puri Road, the one I take every day, I saw it blocked. I was already late for the class. It was quite a nuisance to see this tent pitched in the middle. I went around it and noticed two police men.Continue reading “Why I Would NEVER Vote for BJP (or Congress) .. unless..”

Could we be missing something in the conflict issues of African nationals in India?

Like every other evening, I took the e-Rickshaw on Friday evening from Uttam Nagar east to Dabdi. The driver was a young man , 23, from Begusarai, Bihar and his name was Aman.  As usual, I took the shotgun seat next to the driver because the drivers have amusing stories to tell. Therefore, while lookingContinue reading “Could we be missing something in the conflict issues of African nationals in India?”

कश्मीर की दहलीज तक | Kashmir, Almost !

Early in January, I had to cancel one planned trip to Kashmir. A week later, I wanted to go. Anywhere. Just somewhere.  After lots of deliberation about going to Kashmir or Bhutan or going anywhere at all,  I finally got myself close to flying to Srinagar. Loaded my iPod with the most beautiful santoor pieces,Continue reading “कश्मीर की दहलीज तक | Kashmir, Almost !”

Socializing over Sonu’s Samosa in Sagarpur

In the past, talking to your friends did not require a background music of food or beverages. An innocuous walk would do. Or just sitting on the roof would do. That changed. Now socializing happens OVER something. ‘Let’s discuss this over a cup of tea’. ‘Let’s get drinks and catch up’. It is what it is.Continue reading “Socializing over Sonu’s Samosa in Sagarpur”

Is Brand Modi Copyrighted?

  Was that a joke? Someone using Prime Minister’s picture advertisement can be fined up to Rupees 500? Is the present government just shoots from its hip when it has to make a law or rule? A lot of noise in media amplified when Modi’s picture appeared in Jio ad. And it has been a monthContinue reading “Is Brand Modi Copyrighted?”