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Ask me a question

Hi Everyone,  All of us have many questions while we are reading a book. Of course we usually do not have the author at our disposal to ask those questions. So, I am providing you the opportunity to do so completely muft! muft! muft! Many of you might have read False Ceilings by now or must be reading it. Here is your chance to ask me any question related to the book. You can ask about a character you loved or [...]

Another Child? You must be off your rocker

Anika will the three this year. My wife and I are about to enter a dangerous phase of our life where we will be assaulted by our relatives, their maids and drivers and their relatives to have another child. They will fall at our feet and beg to have some mercy on our only child. How will she survive? How will she face this hostile world without a sibling to come back to and punch in the nose to [...]

The Dinner

Karwachauth was on. They have never celebrated it in their ten years of togetherness. It was never important. But suddenly, it was something worth celebrating this year. Abhimanyu gave in finally.  What could he do to make the night special? He was in no mood to stay hungry for the whole day. Both of them worked and had busy diaries that day filled with meetings. That was another reason he was against it. "How will you manage to speak all day [...]

Don’t flinch

Don't flinch. Stare at three year old Aylan. Stare at him lying on a beach, his face half buried in the wet sand. Stare at his bright clothes. Stare at his tiny hands, his shoes. Stare at his future that drowned with him. Stare at the million ways he could have been saved. Don't look away. Feel numb. Feel hollow. Feel anything. But don't look away. Don't close the window hastily because you can't see such pictures. Don't look away because you won't be able to sleep. Don't thank [...]

Why aliens have not attacked us till now

I have figured it all out. There have been numerous alien sightings all over the world. People have seen discs flying overhead, pilots have seen strange objects flying next to their planes. People diappear around the world and when they come back, they have no recollection of the missing days. It does not shock us anymore. Of course, Hollywood's brainwashing antics have a role to play here which cannot be ignored. There isn't a city in the world which [...]

Daddy Diaries : Anika turns two

Seeing your child unfold in front of your eyes is the strangest sight. It is like witnessing a face being carved out from a lump of clay. An individual emerges with her own set of thought and quirks, her own way of interpreting the surroundings. You are awed by the way nature works and wonder if all this is just a dream. You keep reminding yourself that this is the same puny girl with crumpled skin whom you met [...]

The art of picking your woman in your arms

You know, I was dying to do some armchair activism today. I was looking forward to write a post titled - Dear India, what the fuck? - and scream my lungs out about the way our priorities are royally misplaced. How we don't care about rapes and farmer suicides and discuss AIB as if it is the latest discovered deadly virus. How we don't bother about the bovine Sakshi Maharaj distributing his pearls of unbelievable wisdom but are ok [...]