On Traffic and Holi
Last week, two stories caught my attention. The first one was about a groom who used Bengaluru’s traffic to run away from his wedding.
15 Mar 2023
The dichotomy of pani-puris
Something happened last week that altered the way I see the world. Admittedly, it might not change the fortunes of the world.
08 Mar 2023
Pity thy neighbour?: Pakistan economic crisis
Pakistan is going through its worst crisis in the last few decades. Their economy is crumbling, and their Forex reserves are said to last for only three more weeks.
01 Mar 2023
Life as a God in India
Like fan wars, we had god wars. Unlike a riot, this was kids belonging to the same religion defending their favourite gods among friends.
22 Feb 2023
To first-gen gamers
My first response was to smirk. I do that sometimes. I pursue five careers at the same time, and when at a party, I usually mention the one that is likely to elicit the least number of questions.
15 Feb 2023
Dealing with the ‘D’ word
Of course, it wasn’t the first time. Like a suspicious house-owner checking on tenants, I get these visits every few years.
08 Feb 2023
Why India loves Shah Rukh Khan
Pathaan has been declared a blockbuster, and social media is awash with posts dedicated to the man. I watched the film on the first day, and wasn’t particularly impressed.
01 Feb 2023
Looking for a house as a ‘bachelor’
Else, nobody will give you a house on rent”. With age, one gets used to looking at things from the other’s perspective.
25 Jan 2023
Narrating stories to new-age kids
My first-ever association with the organisation in question was when I volunteered to help out children who were displaced due to religious conflicts.
18 Jan 2023
Ending the Tyranny of new year resolutions
There are but two options in front of you. Firstly, you have the parties thrown by hotels and pubs.
04 Jan 2023
Football through the eyes of a cricket fan
A football World Cup is saner. The craze in India peaks once every four years. It’s interesting that the only two states where football reigns supreme are the Communist states – West Bengal and Kerala
07 Dec 2022
Rats that ate away the cannabis
But one must not question the government’s verdicts on these matters, so like a good citizen, I went with it. The more you think about it, it seems mildly plausible.
30 Nov 2022
Growing older with Goa
I first came to Goa in the year 2010. It was my first ever flight, on Kingfisher Airlines – back when Mr. Mallya was a darling of the media and masses.
23 Nov 2022
Coping with the loss in a cricket tournament
The BCCI has been running the IPL for nearly 15 years now, and calls the shots in world cricket.
16 Nov 2022
Indian companies Musk should buy
In the space of one week, Elon Musk went from one of the most respected billionaires, to someone who has all the business acumen of Anil Ambani.
09 Nov 2022
'If released, he will jeopardize investigation': CBI opposes Manish Sisodia's bail plea
Ranveer Singh pips Virat Kohli to become India's most valuable celebrity
'Parliament cannot abdicate responsibility to respect my right': Rahul writes to LS Speaker again
'You have 80,000 cops...How has everyone been arrested, except Amritpal': HC raps Punjab govt
Cyclone Freddy affects 500,000 people in Malawi; death toll hits 500
Fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi dropped off Interpol's Red Corner Notice list