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16 02, 2016

Good Evening Vietnam

By |February 16th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

My article on the National Geographic Traveller website can be read here.

4 01, 2016

Dhaka Lit Fest:Personifying dissent in a world of terror

By |January 4th, 2016|Others|0 Comments

Dhaka Lit Fest: Personifying dissent in a world of terror

Nirupama Subramanian, Hindustan Times, 20th December 2015

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Poet Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and writer Amit Chaudhuri at the Dhaka literature festival (right). (Rajesh Ramakrishnan/HT Photo)

On November 18, a day before the Dhaka Lit Fest, the Jamaat-e-Islami called for a countrywide hartal protesting a Supreme Court verdict that upheld […]

4 01, 2016

Walking to the World’s end

By |January 4th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments

Where is the end of the world? Is it in the deepest floor of a great blue ocean, or the highest tip of  a  bare, bleached mountain ? Is it at that taut line where the sky kisses the earth and the eyes can see no further? Or is it the dark point at the […]

28 11, 2015

Crowning Glory

By |November 28th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

28 11, 2015

Men in Pain

By |November 28th, 2015|Others|0 Comments

Remember the scene from that good old action  movie? The hero is bruised but unbowed. He is drenched in  blood, bullet wounds the size of craters erupt all over his body, at least one limb is broken and he can barely drag himself across the rocky cliffs/ narrow back alley / villain’s den. Yet, before you […]

28 11, 2015

Love and Literature

By |November 28th, 2015|Others|0 Comments

                                                                              

It is Valentine’s Day once again. Couples will once again be beguiled into newer and more effusive […]

26 11, 2015

Traffic

By |November 26th, 2015|Others|0 Comments

Traffic

 

When I stand  on top of this heap of  gravel which makes a small hill at the side of the road  and close my eyes, I can almost feel that I am in the sky.  The balloons I hold in my hands are my wings. They pull me up, up into the clouds, soft white […]

7 11, 2015

Keep the Change Excerpt: Chapter 1

By |November 7th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

Dear Victoria,

This morning, an elephant fell on my head and I had an attack of temporary amnesia for almost two minutes. I was completely disoriented, didn’t know who I was and where I was. A whole world of possibilities opened up. In those two dizzying minutes, I thought I could be anybody – a best […]

7 11, 2015

Intermission Excerpt: The Independence Day Party

By |November 7th, 2015|Travel|0 Comments

THE RESIDENTS OF Trafalgar Towers usually celebrate Independence Day on the morning of 15 August with a flag-hoisting ceremony in the lawns, followed by the singing of patriotic songs. The flag is hoisted by the senior-most resident, an elderly gentleman of ninety-two, who wheezes his way through a brief Independence Day speech exhorting the residents […]

20 10, 2015

Living with Lifts

By |October 20th, 2015|The Gurgaon Columns|0 Comments

It is a universally acknowledged fact that when a significant portion of the population lives in and around high rise buildings, a significant portion of their lives is spent in and around elevators. This leads to significant social behavior modification as people have to adapt to the contraption that carries them to new heights .Over […]