This post is by my friend, Vijay, who does abjure self-promotion. I convinced him that no one really comes to this corner of the internet, and it is but a shout into the void. In this post, he points me to the answer of a question that has plagued us for 22 years. The Titanic
The last day of the decade. These statements tend to push one to contend with a flashback. In 2010 we were in college. And we were such different people. Just at the brink of our journeys towards who we are now. Yet, there’s a comfort in knowing how much and even how little we’ve changed.
How does one process the unfathomable? Writing this was one way to do it. I have gone from shock to disbelief to denial to anger to grief in the last 12 hours. I don’t have any other opportunity for a farewell, so I share these words with you as I try to comprehend this colossal
There are these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, “Morning, boys, how’s the water?” And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes, “What
I “like” and “share” and get into “comment” wars with frequency, even though I know that it won’t matter in the least. Pointing out historical facts, actual gains for people or miseries people suffer doesn’t make the least difference to anyone I engage with. I’m beginning to feel like all this is but a futile
Psst! Understandably, everyone from the moon and back has already run a review for this book. I didn’t realise it of course until I sent the review to The Wire and got a response saying they’d already covered it four months ago. I was refusing to look at reviews so as to leave my opinions
Fireworks sparkled in Mumbai’s skies, and I downed the liquid in the tiny paper cup in my hand. It was like drinking tea flavoured, lukewarm sugar solution. Nonetheless, our taste buds tingled with excitement. It was almost midnight and we were at a train station, at the beginning of a three-day vacation. “I don’t like feeling so