Writing in Oman isn’t easy. Bloggers and journalists have come under the radar for being aggressive but I can’t think of a better time in the history of Oman for journalists to shine. The biggest changes of our times are reflected in our newspapers. Inventions, political manifestos, freedom struggle and war and all kinds of socio-economic reforms… Read More The need for honest journalism in Oman
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts My rating: 5 of 5 stars I fear putting into words what this book means to me. Some books I can read 300 pages in half a day. Some books I read, savor and be silent the whole day hung over by the story and devoured by the words. I… Read More Shantaram
We may not be in touch I see and hear about you Your smiling face turns up on my newsfeed But I know you are fighting some battles too. We have all cried in the office bathroom, right? But nothing matches like giving you a hug tight, And letting you know you are special to… Read More Dear Friend
Written for TimesofIndia’s WriteIndia Series for the cue by Ashwin Sanghi. “Daaru piyoge?”, Ranju had texted me. “Will you drink? Needless to say, it was a hot morning in Chennai. I insisted we book an air conditioned car for our trip to Pondicherry instead of taking a bus. Work had kept me busy and I… Read More Meet me at the park
Disclaimer: This post contains mature humor and not suitable for children and adults whose only worries are tax returns, temple darshan queues and sleepless nights caused by their kid’s indigestion. I have been putting aside this post for many months now for fear of sounding like a feminist bordering on misandry. Or sounding like girls… Read More Creepzilla – the current breed of desi molesters
The opening scene of Tanu Weds Manu-Returns is four years after where it’s prequel ended. Four years after marriage, Tanu (Kangana Ranaut) and Manu (Madhavan R) are seeing psychiatrists ‘cause they cannot stand each other anymore. The movie opens with Madhavan claiming his wife is mad and has bipolar disorder. I almost threw a glass… Read More Queen Returns.
I have good news for everybody. I won’t be able to open my mouth, literally, for a few days. And just when its’ getting better in a week, I will be stitched up again and prevented from speaking and causing harm to the world. A decade after my first orthodontic treatment as a teenager, I… Read More Dentists, again.