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Thought of the day

                    ” Don`t take the play                        out of the players “                   … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

            Ants on the Windowsill*   Probably today, she thought, the child will finally topple over and fall in the water. It would die and nobody would notice; nobody ever noticed what the child did by … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

               Boy and the Eagle*            Later people kept wondering how long it had been going on. Actually it had taken only a few months, at the most a year. It had started with the sound … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

 Backsides Thinking about it night and day in the lockup – for two days actually, although it seemed to him that ages would have passed in the world outside, while he inhabited a separate world made of the yellow-washed cell … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

                                                                              World Heritage* From the look of things it was going to rain today. He watched the heavy, low clouds float … Continue reading

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Stories Old and New

       The Third Room*   If such things have any beginnings at all, it began the day the old man decided to get iron railings installed at the back terrace. This had remained undone for many years; after he had used … Continue reading

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Stories Old and new

THERAPY* I was new to Delhi, and was looking for a house. I was something of a novice in big city-life, and some people say that I will always remain one. I had landed a job as a trainee journalist … Continue reading

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It`s political economy, stupid “Out of the mouth of babes …” the deepest truths are spoken, as the Bible says, meaning of course that profound truths may spring from the most unlikeliest sources. Although the image is a bit inapt … Continue reading

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Poetry of the day

         Normal Probably for more than a year I have been hearing loud moaning in the mornings echoing around my jungle of flats. The other day I was told it is a neighbourhood school practising chanting of mantras. Odd that … Continue reading

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Poetry of the day

         Fight Nobody had ever told you that it was an assumption, and that too a provisional one – to help  you along for a decade or two : that things are supposed to make sense. Growing old, count … Continue reading

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