Do Aur Do Paanch (2 and 2 is 5)


A retro song of hindi film industry was playing in the car radio while I was bringing kids home from school during my ultra luxurious lunch break. My kids picked up a portion of the song and asked, “How can 2 and 2 become 5?”. Their recent expertise in summation has questioned the validity ofContinue reading “Do Aur Do Paanch (2 and 2 is 5)”

Desire–The killer


Disturbing news about corruption, physical assault and crime disturbed Ramesh so much that he felt like taking a decision to leave the country.  When his wife asked ‘why?’ his answer was this place is not a safe place to live. I can’t raise my kids here. I can’t feel safe even after my death dueContinue reading “Desire–The killer”

Tete-e-Tete with Past … (Movement or Agitation?)


“How come you are here when your nation needs you to go and support the movement?”, Dadu asked me as soon as he saw me in the park. “I do not think this as a movement rather I would call this as an agitation. I do not buy the idea behind the agitation. I doContinue reading “Tete-e-Tete with Past … (Movement or Agitation?)”

Making of Future … I (Unrest)


Monday 11:30 AM, 6th June 2011: Second tea break as per routine since morning was over. Kartik was very happy remembering the face of the boy he scolded serving tea at the tea shop because he did not give tea in time. He had to wait for 10 minutes to get his much deserved tea. He wasContinue reading “Making of Future … I (Unrest)”