Don’t flinch

2015-09-04T07:18:44+00:00 Tags: , , , , , |

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

Terrorism, Mumbai and the Jealous Kid

2017-11-11T00:39:01+00:00 Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the 1980s, when Punjab was in the claws of Terrorism, I was watching Doordarshan when something came up which I would never forget. I was a kid at that time but the visuals left a lasting impact. They were interviewing a Sikh boy(not more that 14-15 years of age) whose whole family was killed