As I read about the suicide of Café Coffee Day’s Siddhartha I realized that slowly but surely, suicides in the country were moving out of the agrarian domain and into other streams, as a deep frustration starts settling over people with falling businesses, falling marks, and failing marriages! I would…
Suicide and an Anchor..!
Alligator in a Gutter..!
You and I have seen videos of snakes being pulled out of flats and bungalows, but I was pretty astounded to see an angry alligator laboriously hauled out of a Mumbai gutter. I realized it’s jaws had not been tied too tight and rushed to the cage where it was…
Strength of a Woman..!
It’s a strange, sad sight I am seeing as my car overtakes an auto rickshaw: A young couple holding a little baby. I look a little closer, puzzled to see it is the father holding the baby and the mother, an arm tightly around her husband’s shoulder. I don’t want…
Your Blade of Grass..!
The skies were dark and a heavy cloud hung over us as we drove on roads that echoed the darkness above. We were two writers in the car, my friend, whose first book published by Penguin, had been a runaway success, now stuck with no offers for his second, and…
Love Without Measure..!
The other day I watched a wife look after her disabled husband. He was a surly, grumpy sort who did not have the will or inclination to do something to get his limbs moving again through physiotherapy. All he did throughout the day was sit at home, filled with self…
Government Guilt Trip..!
Was looking at a senior citizen railway ticket the other day, and below the tiny, computer lettering, which only the TC can understand, were bold letters, not thanking you for traveling by rail and not by air, not welcoming a senior citizen on board, but a line which blatantly asked,…
Noise outside my window
The squirrel outside my window was making quite a racket
A big cheque!
I felt sad and disgusted as I saw this publicity stunt.
Not just a facelift!
This is a story of a young man who had everything; a luxurious home, cars plus lots of money
Back to school
It was back to school the other day! I’d been asked to speak at a prestigious institution in the city