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Nirmala by Premchand

Prem Chand is an iconic Hindi writer. From early childhood, I had been reading his books and short stories, sometimes as a part of school curriculum and at other times, for pure pleasure. His stories have an adorable earthiness. He writes about the common man and his day-to-day problems in […]

by March 27, 2011 Review
Curiosity almost killed the Rat – I

Curiosity almost killed the Rat – I

Gunnu was jumping on the parapet, peeping into the bin, looking for Deepu, his cousin and best friend. All of a sudden, he noticed a cat, hiding behind the wall. Gunnu shouted “Deepu! Deepu!! Run. The big cat is here” and saying so, he ran and hid in a hole […]

by March 27, 2011 Fiction
Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai

I often associated the word inheritance with hopes and expectations. Somehow, the fantastic Hindi movies had etched it in my mind that it is all about inheriting a piece of land, an expensive heirloom, a coveted name or a mysterious treasure trove. I must admit that the romantic suspense filled […]

by March 24, 2011 Review

Right or Wrong

I drink a glass of water To quench my thirst. I eat a slice of bread To curb my hunger first. It is strange that I can’t endure thirst or hunger. It is stranger that I can’t contain resent or anger. Why is it that I need to revolt? Why […]

by March 21, 2011 Poetry

A Day in My Life

I am motionless, Stationed in a room full of almirahs Cold steely dark almirahs. Curtains drawn, Doors closed, Rusty windows are jammed. I am all alone, in midst of stillness. At times, I feel, I am also drowned in this quietude. Sitting in a sombre mood with brooding thoughts Fighting […]

by March 19, 2011 Poetry

A Blessed Soul

I was sitting in a garden with small flowers Where roses, orchids n marigolds shower. He came close and looked with his two eyes Expressing love hidden behind his cries. He was small, barely two feet tall With an endearing smile and drooping jowl. He lied on ground, rubbed his […]

by March 19, 2011 Poetry
Life – A Real Myth

Life – A Real Myth

Life is fragile like glass. It splinters, shatters and yet leaves no trace. To live in it, is like a virtual reality. One may apprehend traces of reluctance but is attracted towards it with all the usual fanfare. It may take a long time to realize that the world one […]

by March 14, 2011 Articles

The 3 Mistakes of My Life by Chetan Bhagat

Yesterday, I watched ‘3 Idiots’ for the fifth time and once again absolutely loved the movie, impressed with impeccable acting, superb direction and original story. However, this time, quite curiously, I found myself ogling at the credit list, searching for the name of Chetan Bhagat, as I remembered his tear […]

by March 13, 2011 Review