What draws us to a 'culture'? There's probably no universal answer to this. For some it is the people, and the ease, with which they accept us, and we, them, while for others it is the stark contrast, to their previous abode, which the new place has to offer. People who know the 'cities' that … Continue reading A Tale of Three Cities
Just another title 'inspired' by an Imtiaz Ali movie. Naturally, that won't be the subject of what is to follow. The question however, is ubiquitous when it comes to films and to a certain extent, books today. A scene from Once upon a time in Mumbaai, comes to me. An apparently shattered, and visibly drunk … Continue reading Why always the same story?
This morning, as I trudged back to my room, From a test, and hence submerged in gloom, The date finally struck me. A day when the grossly underappreciated get their due, If only on Facebook, And attempts like these. English teachers were always my favourites, And I, in most cases, theirs. Every essay, … Continue reading Thankfulness, revisited
In Defense of Harvey Specter
It's been a while since I found myself in a room with four seniors, who made me question what I really believed in and stood for in life. They have been gone for a while now, but that conversation stays with me and will probably do so, for the rest of my life. I find … Continue reading The Dichotomy of Fame
It was exactly one year ago that I decided to give blogging a shot. Sadly, I wouldn't even have remembered had it not been for WordPress's proclivity for unexpected notifications. It had all started with a book review, followed by 10 months of inactivity and the recent reinvigoration of the will and desire to … Continue reading In Memoriam
Are your dreams in black and white? My erstwhile roommate had once inquired. The answer to the question is no. I revel in the escape from reality, indeed coloured; Or rather, in the blend of clarity and chaos, Reflections of desires and many a loss. The self imposed exile is over, Only for nothingness … Continue reading Renewals and Recurrences