Monthly Archives: February 2013

Broken Windows

Every once in a few Thursday afternoons, I run into Samir Dalvie, who often comes up with interesting and challenging points of view that sometimes become fodder for this column. Thank you Samir for this one! This Thursday, he spoke to me about the “Broken Windows” postulate, which I had read earlier in Malcolm Gladwell’s […]

Something About Nothing (…and A Little for All)

I thought only actors got typecast! After last week’s piece “The Namoral Dilemma”, I received emails, SMSes, blog comments and calls asking why I had written a political piece and deviated from my usual focus on to day-to-day life in Matunga and Mumbai. Seriously! There is a top 5 list of “reasons to hate marathon […]

The NaMoRal Dilemma

This is a confusing piece, simply because I am confused! I don’t think we have ever had such a polarizing person as a Prime Ministerial candidate. And like so many people not living in Gujarat, despite being Gujarati myself, I have extremely mixed feelings! Having grown up with the liberalism and ideals imbued by the […]

Walking…with our Lives in the Palms of our Hands

Most of us walk on Mumbai roads carrying a death wish!   This piece was prompted by the accident that happened last week on the Jogeshwari Vikhroli Link Road (JVLR), where an Indica mowed down six women, killing two. A death is a death. Such accidents should never happen and my sympathies rest with the […]