Mafia Queens Of Mumbai: Stories Of Women From The Ganglands by Hussain S. Zaidi My rating: 3 of 5 stars Hussain Zaidi’s Mafia Queens of Mumbai is a captivating summary of the lives of 13 women caught in the underworld. Despite being poorly edited, it’s an enthralling read that one can’t put down till the… Read More Mafia Queens of Mumbai
Long time no blog! I’ll keep this one short and it’s an open question- Of late, Tamil Nadu has become a slaughterhouse or has it always been that way? People have always been very sensitive and abusive in their defense. The people who stand up for what is right are few, very few. People would… Read More Would you help a girl?
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