This Election May the Best Jumlebaaz Win!

Jumblebaazi:  The new method of rhetoric, best known for its characteristic pomposity, insincerity, hyperbolic ridicule, sarcastic expressions and distortion\invention of facts, used in recent Indian politics, that aims to indulge voters in a layered mockery or loop of false promises while maintaining a guise of informing and engaging in a sensible political discourse.   Let's just … Continue reading This Election May the Best Jumlebaaz Win!

The White Flower – R.K. Narayan

“It’s often said that God made man in His own image, it’s also true that man makes God in his own image.”R.K. Narayan This is such a tiny short story and pretty straight-forward. Therefore, being so it is really only about how Gods and celestial bodies thwart all possibilities of a boy getting married to … Continue reading The White Flower – R.K. Narayan

Dastaan-e-ulfat

TRANSLATION (rough & not literal) S: The story of love has rendered my heart dead The rights have become wrong And the abominable are validated - all in the name of love K: The flower of love does come with a lot of thorns God would take it upon himself to relieve of their pain … Continue reading Dastaan-e-ulfat

When you run out of ideas…

Hi there! I did not run out of ideas exactly. Short stories are waiting to be written, articles are waiting to be concluded, poems are dying mid stanza and also all those people who have hired me are filling up my inbox with reminders. Lots to do. But my brain said what better time to … Continue reading When you run out of ideas…

(Voxspace)The Succinct And Panaromic Review Of The BJP Led NDA Governance In Under 3 Minutes

(Snapshots) pt2 – the Judge, his Wife and the Spade…

The loop of breath breaks The soul found its peace Idrees and Inayat stood facing each other. He was at the door holding a pistol to his temple. "What do you do in the afternoon?" shrieked Idrees. Inayat couldn't say anything except "Babajaana..." with shock. what...are you doing? "What do you do behind my back?" … Continue reading (Snapshots) pt2 – the Judge, his Wife and the Spade…

(SnapShots) pt 1 -The Judge, his Wife and the Spade

The judge, his wife and the spade... It was sunny all day. Now, the clouds are gathering, for rain or for thunderstorm, it's hard to tell. The weather is always erratic in this little town of Bhijori. Erratic and intense. Idrees is standing in his outhouse, his glance and thoughts flicking between the clouds, the … Continue reading (SnapShots) pt 1 -The Judge, his Wife and the Spade

(Reblog)Crimes against Humanity and the Israel-Palestine Conflict — Born Outside the Box

Source: Global Research By Julian Rose May 29, 2018 For decades Palestinians have lived on the edge of annihilation, their homeland steadily annexed until just a slither of the original remains. It’s a story that just won’t go away, even for those thousands of miles away, who try to cover their ears and eyes from … Continue reading (Reblog)Crimes against Humanity and the Israel-Palestine Conflict — Born Outside the Box

(VoxSpace Life) An Open Letter To The Good Person Out There

The theory of goodness is like a determined arrow going straight for the bull’s eye. However, practically, it is a very complicated story. Perhaps, a story of the constant struggle. So how is that a good person should survive in this world?   Follow the link -- http://www.voxspace.in/2018/05/02/good-person/

(Voxspace)Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is dedicated “to the unconsoled”, but it is about the “unconsoled” and for the ignorant (both intentional and unintentional) and deluded. It shows us that we are as good as our reality, which fortunately or unfortunately, we create in our minds. Follow the link: http://www.voxspace.in/2018/05/15/ministry-of-utmost-happiness/