The Triumph of Hope

I happen to watch Lion the other day. It’s a poignant story about Saroo Brierley, a young man who gets lost as a child but, somehow, miraculously finds his way back home after 25 years. Given its gripping narrative of a foundling child and his tumultuous journey through foreign pavements, it comes as no surprise […]

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Buy less, choose well

  Have you ever wondered why an iPhone with advanced software cannot come up with a sturdy screen or an earphone? I hear a lot of my friends who run errands looking for replacements because they accidentally dropped their phone and the screen got damaged. It wasn’t like the phone got dropped from the fourth […]

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Chai Lelo, chai lelo

When you spot a tea seller or a chaiwallah next time, you might also be sipping a hot cup of chai from a prospective Chief Minister or an author in the making. Don’t believe me? Well, ask Google for Narendra Modi and Laxman Rao. Chai wallahs of India, a blog dedicated to tea sellers across […]

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Table for two

– – – –  – a conversation between two friends – – – – – – Me: See, this is universal. We all have a blown out proportion of self-importance. And in this era where independence and narcissism is celebrated, you cannot help but observe or participate. V: I choose to observe. I have a […]

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When White met Grey

White: After soaking myself in Hindustani music at an open stage near an old monument, I hopped on a bus that evening. It was a full moon day. Looking outside the windows of the air conditioned vehicle, seeing every bus stops and hurried men pass by and feeling the emptiness of each minute, a beautiful […]

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