OPINION|The Goodliness of Godliness

The Covid “Whys and Wherefores” I, like 70% of the planet’s human population, have been sitting in the now very, very, very familiar environs of my home for the past 6 weeks. Please note that the last very is purely a function of the extreme intimacy with ones personal spaces nurtured by pandemics and possibly,Continue reading “OPINION|The Goodliness of Godliness”

FICTION|The Fatigue

I was so tired. I arrived at my grandmother’s house, Z___abad, at a little past 3pm. It was a cool mid-March evening and the slight chill in the air felt soothing. I made my way up the broad walkway towards the main house. The familiar spring foliage in the inner garden was in full, salutaryContinue reading “FICTION|The Fatigue”

PANDEMIC 2020|Home sweet Hom(age)

Of Garlic presses, Firestarters and the BBC Starting with a cliche isn’t usually one of my proudest writing moments, but i’m employing the poetic/ prose license bestowed on all of us by these downright bizarre times. While it would seem almost counter-intuitive to wax eloquent on any kind of ‘home-boundedness’ at this juncture in ourContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|Home sweet Hom(age)”

PANDEMIC 2020|The Journey to Calmness

Acceptance, Grace and Tranquility It’s been tragic, arduous, bizarre and even downright dull in the wake of the Bacillus Extremis. It’s been stressful and emotionally draining. The novel Corona, in all its microscopic might, has turned the world as we knew it, radically upside down and even inside out. It’s left many of us wonderingContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|The Journey to Calmness”

PANDEMIC 2020|Hairy Adventures – Part deux

Pandemic Special It’s been just short of a month since the current curfew conditions were imposed in our city, and quite a lot longer in some other metropolises. And while the world at large has been preoccupied with the more immediate imperative of procuring food and other essential provisions, nature has been gleefully taking itsContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|Hairy Adventures – Part deux”

PANDEMIC 2020|I have a dream

and i see Nature hazarding light but sure-footed steps into the concrete enclaves that have been striding into its realm for a few unlovely centuries now. It flits, it floats, it lingers a little longer; it sees, it feels and it widens its embrace. And then i awake. More and more, it’s a jungle outContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|I have a dream”

OPINION|The Myth of Super-Luxury Condominiums – Part Deux

(When the Food Chain upends – The age of fastidiousness, curfews and microscopic annihilators) The current high stress, painfully limiting, curfew-constrained environment has been a fitting test for how well the Super luxurious developments in the city have responded to the basic needs of their residents – like the politico with the 100 watt smileContinue reading “OPINION|The Myth of Super-Luxury Condominiums – Part Deux”

PANDEMIC 2020|The End of History and the ‘New’ Man

In the most extraordinary and arcane turn of such events generally, the First World appears to be collapsing in on itself in the face of the most recent ‘Invasion of the Mighty Microbe’. The West is frenziedly battling on all fronts as the developing world watches on in mystified fascination – an extreme reality showContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|The End of History and the ‘New’ Man”

PANDEMIC 2020|The Corona Theatre – the Muses weigh in

We have indeed entered the Age of the Mighty Microbes as the days go by and mankind continues to buckle at the knees in the face of the latest onslaught. Welcome to 01AC – Year 1, Anno Coroni Despite the obvious ravages wrought by the bacillus, one can’t help but take an existential view ofContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|The Corona Theatre – the Muses weigh in”

PANDEMIC 2020|Why this Kolaveri, Corona-weary, Covid-19?

These are strange times indeed! It’s almost like the human species is being cosmically positioned at the brink of a life-altering crossroad. Like we are being asked, nay, told by the universe to excogitate to the next level mentally, emotionally, spiritually and materially. The time for cosmic requests and gentle omens is probably done. EachContinue reading “PANDEMIC 2020|Why this Kolaveri, Corona-weary, Covid-19?”