A Fireside Chat with Ratna Pathak Shah

Any popular personality from the glamorous world of entertainment radiates a feeling of panache from their mere presence. From being on the sets of future blockbuster films to attending gatherings and celebrations with the bourgeois, their personality is elusive, almost disconnected with that of the lives of their fans, whose populace are often in millions. ... Continue Reading →

Furtive Frivolities in a Classroom

Your entrance to the college premises is always on an exasperating note, no matter how well-rested you are for a day's worth of classes. A quick glance at the timetable beforehand has your back against the wall. It is as if each prof is the living embodiment of the nine rings of torment morbidly depicted... Continue Reading →

Travel Stories 9 : Virtuous Varanasi

The Vande Bharat Express, with its sleek, modern and futuristic design, shunted its way to Varanasi Junction Railway Station. At first glance, it did seem to paint an ironic picture. This settlement towards the very east of Uttar Pradesh is known to be as old as time itself, being the epicenter of Hinduism. Nevertheless, the... Continue Reading →

1984, The Aftermath: The Rise of Rampant Rajiv

The 1984 Indian General Elections were unforeseen and unfortunate. Indira Gandhi’s term was to be officially ending in the first week of 1985. However, in an incredulous turn of events, she was assassinated by her bodyguards, who fired 28 bullets at her. With her politically active and younger son Sanjay Gandhi dead in a plane... Continue Reading →

Creak- Day Seven of NaProWriMo

  Has democracy started to creak, with the chaos that has broken out? Whom to choose, whom to trust, with the supposed leaders, sheepishly stand as demagogues, as political opportunists? Between jingoistic warmongers, so swelled in their small-minded bigotry, ready to cripple, ready to kill, ready to besmirch anyone who steps out of line, smirking... Continue Reading →

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