Monthly Archives: August 2012

Regressivism – IS / NOT

Recently the Sunday edition of the sister publication of this newspaper had a piece by a well-known Indian author on the advantages and benefits of having a career woman wife, as against one who stays at home, in the context of the film Cocktail. The piece went viral and many people, including my wife, forwarded […]

Cream Circle

Voltaire once said, “ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal”. For me, ice-cream is one of those things that would make life incomplete, if it didn’t exist. I remember as a kid, my Mom making ice-cream at home using a manual churning machine that was packed on the outside with salt and ice. […]

The Gods Amongst Us!

We are used to a plethora of Gods….all kinds, all faiths. We look up to some of them, we worship a few, we curse some…but we never really see them. And those who claim to have been visited by them are usually assumed to be delusional. But guess what! There are Gods amongst us! Till […]

Active Elders

Oscar Wilde said it so well, “the tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young”. The definition of “elderly” is ever changing. In my 40s, I feel like I am 30 years old (though my body does not always agree) and I assume that in my 70s, I […]

Clay Feet

I am an eternal cynic. Each time someone shouts from the roofs about wanting to bring in radical change and make a difference, I grow cold. Invariably such people have vested interests or conflicts that make believing in them so much more difficult, unless they prove themselves over and over again. I remember writing this […]