The photo shoot assignment for Samir had fallen through. Amidst all the applicants queued up for the selection process, there were many pretenders with a lot of equipment that would be unnecessary, and then some who were simply better. Samir’s simple portfolio of pictures ranging from landscapes and wildlife to women had been reviewed in … Continue reading Animals
[A tribute to a friend and brother, Jai Shah, written shortly after his passing. 29th Sep, 2010] I have been catching up with friends on Facebook chat these days. People from the past and present; happy, frozen icons in chat windows. Text is always the best way to communicate, I feel. Many times, I am … Continue reading Talking to a ghost? No way!
[This poem was first published on The Monoshock Blog on 19th Oct, 2007] Hot, humid and grimy Bright, soothing and pristine Accelerate, lean and brake incessantly Men can have multiple orgasms too A dirty ragged boy by the tarmac An old soul behind young naughty eyes One analog and filthy petrol pump One stop less … Continue reading The two of you
[First published on my Facebook Notes on 20th Aug, 2010] If you dwell in the plains of Northern India, the month of June is often unforgettable. The heat is dry, incessant and unforgiving. The great Indian elephants, who call the Jim Corbett National Park their home, are by this time, driven down from the hill … Continue reading Divya fades away
[First published on the Pretati ~ Language Translation App Blog on 31st Aug, 2013] You could be travelling to China for any reason. Your itinerary could be a wish list of myriad, leisurely things or a back to back schedule of business meetings, but friend, no matter what you’re doing there; you’ve got to eat, … Continue reading How to eat Chinese food in China
[I wrote this on Facebook for my sister on 22nd Jun, 2010] Last afternoon, as I pulled the car out of the office parking lot and onto the street, I saw a familiar face in another car, parked parallel to the curb. It was my sister, Shraddha. I stopped as my window aligned right beside … Continue reading Passing by
[First published on Indian Real Estate for Dummies on 11th Jul, 2015] Some of the biggest bestsellers ever printed were "The Joy of Sex" and "More Joy of Sex." Nice. We have nothing against those. But the question we ask you today is; Who on earth needs a darn book to tell us how joyful … Continue reading The Joy of Real Estate Slowdowns
[First published after the great Nepal earthquake on Indian Real Estate for Dummies on 1st May, 2015] I have not been to Nepal yet. The good news however, is that I am headed to Nepal for my big holiday early in 2016. And I am saving up for it already. Going a little off topic … Continue reading Have you been to Nepal yet?
[First published on my Facebook Notes on 2nd Jun, 2010] Yesterday was easy on the work front. The day had been hot and sultry, with the promise of rain in the evening. Evening came and went but the promise remained unfulfilled. I was driving on National Highway number two, a great length of road that … Continue reading The Swing
[First published on The Monoshock Blog on 28th Jul, 2007] Its early Sunday morning. Three AM to be precise. I am at a happening night club. The lights are blazing in glory, colouring everything in myriad shades of yellow, green and red. The bartender is busy mixing up concoctions, to give the nervous systems of … Continue reading From the nightclub