I am but a flickering image on someone else’s screen. A choice selected from a fixed menu. A victim, fallen prey to someone else’s idea of who I should be, become.
Devil Speak is a short verse on a world where Fake News, Alternative Facts and Post Truth politics rule.
“Shh, walls have ears. Let’s take this elsewhere.” Ever been pulled away to a corridor or outdoors after hearing that admonishment? Ever thought, “This is silly. Who could be listening?” Ever wondered where the saying came from? Well, according to Dictionary.com, the old saying ‘ Walls have ears’ may have originated from a story about Dionysius of… Continue reading Shh, walls have ears. Phones do too!
On December 6, 1992, a large crowd of Hindu activists demolished the 16th century Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh. The sounds of that demolition reverberated across India. Science through Newton’s law posits that every action has an opposite and equal reaction. Religion, too, propagates the same be it Judgment Day or the Law of… Continue reading The steep price Mumbai paid in 1993
Is India becoming an intolerant country? It’s a question that has been worrying me because I would hate to see India change from being a welcoming, accepting of all faiths, peace loving nation. To prevent the very threat of that change, it is becoming increasingly clear that all concerned Indians need to open the door to communal… Continue reading Open the door to communal harmony
There is no greater honour than an ex-boss writing a review of a one-time direct report’s maiden book. That honour multiplies when the author in question has high regard for the boss and mentor in question. Thank you Rajesh Pant for taking the time to review my book. I can’t begin to express just how… Continue reading By The Book – A Boss’s Review
The Guy on the Sidewalk. Aren’t we all? There we stand, always gazing at the teeming masses around us jostling for space and a spot in the sun. That fact alone is probably reason enough to pick up a book titled Guy On The Sidewalk. I know I did.