Residua


The first time I had written this story, it was a cathartic tale. To help me resolve a few issues with myself. I had not written it keeping in mind a specific audience. Neither had I tried to make the narration attractive in any way. Any such concerns would have adulterated the sentiments behind the […]

Text MessAge


Following is my submission at the IndiBlogger’s IndiVine Share Life Blogger Contest (click) under the category ‘My friends. My life. My phone.’, which is being sponsored by Tata DOCOMO to promote their new phone – OneTouch – Net (click). If you enjoy the story and are an IndiBlogger member, kindly log in and vote (click) […]

Ethics in Tangents: Part 2 – Ethicality and False sense of Obligation of Producing Children


What follows is modified and significantly expanded from one of my (long) tweets, but it contains doubts/conjectures that I have had for a long time, and which I have articulated at various places in different words. How ethical is the decision to have a child? If it sounds weird, by it, I mean, do prospective […]

Islamophobia is a Misnomer – a few Rebuttals


In my last post (click), I had quoted translations of a few verses from the Quran. A tweeter – Mr. Kashif Shahzada (click) who apparently is quite knowledgeable of the scripture had pointed out a few inconsistencies in its precepts across different chapters and a few within them and that individual verses must not be […]

Islamophobia is a Misnomer


An important note: A tweeter had presented rebuttals to few of the arguments in what follows. I consider it important to inform the reader that I have included them in one of my subsequent posts – Islamophobia is a Misnomer – a few Rebuttals (click), which I request the reader to go through to form, […]

iBubble. The Perfect Sphere. The Perfect Hollow.


Sometimes I understand others in terms of how they are similar to me. Other times I understand them in terms of how they are different from me. There is no other way to understand others. Comparisons are imminent. If I understand myself, still I might not understand someone else correctly, for some contamination of data […]

Flickering lights


R: Not for those who consider themselves minors. “You know, I love you.” Darkness was gathering outside, with occasional attempts at countering it conspicuously emanating from the windows of a few apartments strewn all over. But, none of the two made any such attempt. He looked out through the oval vent and wondered if it […]

Bad timing


He finished reading it. Seventh time today. Her first love letter. “Could so much love ever vanish! She’ll understand, if I talk.” “Anjali, please understand! We’d fought before also. But we always made up! Why not today? I love you, Anjali!” She didn’t reply. Those suspended in air, hanging by rope about their neck, don’t. […]

Conflict of Interest


“It makes you cry so much? You’d loved so much!” Distant gaze. Contented smile. “I feel so happy! So fulfilled!” “Quiet, Mukesh!” “I find fulfillment in your loss? And you’re my dearest! I’m so cruel no, Mridula?” His eye let go of that reluctant tear. Like his body was to let go of that life…