Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Languidness of May

Its everywhere. In people, in places, in the city…in this piece as well. It’s best appreciated at Phoenix Mall, where bored teenagers gather to kill time. The girls all have an unstated uniform – hot pants, halter T-shirts, painted nails and flip-flops. The gait is a slow waddle. The guys follow. The boys and girls […]

Running With and Straddling Diversity

“I walk a lonely road, The only one that I have ever known Don’t know where it goes But it’s home to me and I walk alone” This is how “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” starts. Even though I first heard this number by Green Day, a few years ago, it still, each time I hear […]

Galli Friends, School Friends, College Friends….Your Closest Friends!

Mr. Pritish Nandy, many eons ago, in The Illustrated Weekly, once posed a question that went somewhat like this, “What will you do if a friend, who you call a close friend, comes to you saying that he has just killed someone and wants your help?” I have been quite clear about the answer since […]

Humble Pie

I celebrated my 45th birthday a few weeks ago. Unless cancer or cardiac disease strikes me down or an accident claims me prematurely, the statistical probability that I will live till the age of 90 is quite high. I believe I have lived a full life till date, but it’s been a long 45 years […]