life in general

A honk could mean anything

Over the past few days, I have been having major arguments with a friend (based in the US) on the telephone. Invariably, I am in my car when he calls, and irrespective of what the conversation is at that point in time, it veers to the topic of the Great Indian Honk!! Now, anyone who has driven on Indian roads would vouch for the fact that there is this pleasant background noise caused by constant…

life in general

surviving the facile life…

This weekend raised a lot of questions in my head and made me extremely conscious of something we take for granted- that life is really an uncompromising journey, where the human mind seeks out and revels in adversity. The reason for this soul searching was the two hours (or a little more!) I spent watching “Into the Wild”- a movie where there is plenty of sorrow, and unbelievable joy- all at the same time. It…

life in general

Dialogue in the Dark

It was about 4:30 am when I woke up this morning. It was pitch dark I groped around for the lamp switch to see the time and not finding it in the hotel room in the first 30 seconds was enough to frustrate me. It is not that I am uncomfortable in the dark. But those few moments were enough to make me realise how helpless one feels when one has a sense of loss of…

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are we really free?

India celebrated 60 years of Independence on the 15th of August, 2007, with lots of hype and flair. Rightly so. We fought hard for it, and we deserve to celebrate the day in style. Had it not been for the pomp and show, my 6-year old would never come to know why this day is any different from any other holiday! But are we really free??        Freedom, in my mind, is the…

life in general

the first two hours

I have been meaning to write for a long time. To share the many interesting two hours I have had in my life and continue to do so. Some people drift through their entire life. They do it one day at a time, one week at a time, one month at a time. It happens so gradually they are unaware of how their lives are slipping away until it’s too late. I do believe it…