The Real Fiction

All that we experience, our perceptions – sights & insights – seem like a surreal mix of fact and fantasy. There are no lines dividing anything anywhere & existence rides upon interpretations. This blog will surf, fly, jog, dive, swim, jump & at times even hobble through planes of experiences that will include poetry, protests, design, tales, photo-tales and whatever else is discovered & needs to be shared.
Reviews
The seven essentials when it is cold

The seven essentials when it is cold

The seven essentials when it is cold If you trek on mountains cold Remember to carry in your pack Seven things, some you may fold And joy shall never turn its back! One rhyme is all that I need to remind me of the seven things that I always carry with me when travelling or...
Fusion is the new allure

Fusion is the new allure

Fusion is the new allure If you’ve never heard of spaghetti shots, gulkand cupcakes, chocolate rasmalai, tomato-jasmine tea soup, paneer lasagna, jalapeno-stuffed kachoris, apple jalebi, omelette with papad and cashews, tea-poached chicken, and ande ka halwa, you’ve probably never come face to face with fusion foods. From sushi burgers to caramalised kimchi fries, this new...
Rhymes dedicated to Twitter

Rhymes dedicated to Twitter

Twitter is an opportunity to reach out It defines what a target is all about Handle tweeple with care and guide them well Or an influencer may drown in an unruly swell! Twitter is where mobs can be unruly And even right is proven wrong fully!
Even obesity needs management principles

Even obesity needs management principles

Even obesity needs management principles Review of ‘The Rich Labourer’ by Parthajeet Sarma & Sibani Sarma   There are books that tell you how to do something and there are those that attempt to show how things can be done effectively. And if a book goes on to show and demonstrate management principles through a...
On Cloud 9 and under an umbrella in Mumbai

On Cloud 9 and under an umbrella in Mumbai

On Cloud 9 and under an umbrella in Mumbai Mumbai in August can be charmingly unpredictable and yet smiles at you in a myriad ways. From couples huddling under an umbrella to a bhel-puri seller ready to prepare a helping for you from under his weather-beaten umbrella… from beach photographers protecting their DSLRs to your...
The colonizers never left

The colonizers never left

The eco-system, nature, environment, and in some way, even life is no longer safe from sharp-thinking and seemingly logical and worldly-wise colonizers today. And if you think that the last ones to colonize us were the British, think again. Look around and you will be able to see the way every facet of nature is...
In perfect symmetry

In perfect symmetry

In perfect symmetry Review of ‘In the light of darkness’ by Radhika Maira Tabrez   Any book that talks of books is a book I love. Any tale that makes imagination seem real is a tale that must be read. Fiction that touches a chord in your heart is the real fiction. There will obviously...
A world beyond words

A world beyond words

A world beyond words Review of 31 Miles written by Vinita Bakshi   Is it a mere coincidence that I have begun writing the review of this book on the 6th of February which isn’t too far from the National Mathematics Day? Let me first explain the connection. This book began as a new-age version...
Kyosei

Kyosei

Pattern. Sequence. Arrangement. Configuration. These aren’t random words but those that come closest to defining life. I read once that even society that embraces democracy successfully has probably gone through the essential trauma of imperialism and then communism and socialism… and skipping any would mean some sort of a premature adoption of the next stage...
GOLI - Review of ‘My Journey with Vadapav’

GOLI – Review of ‘My Journey with Vadapav’

GOLI Review of ‘My Journey with Vadapav’     GOLI can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. To me when I was in school, it was a Hindi novel written by Acharya Chatursen that I enjoyed reading. To Venkatesh Iyer and obviously thousands of people who have tasted and enjoyed the...
Let’s settle this right here

Let’s settle this right here

Let’s settle this right here Review of ‘Bringing the Rainbow – the Hindware Story’     I love fiction. But I have a deep respect for non-fiction and the reason is that every snippet, every little story here is backed by a conviction that only reality has. So when I began reading ‘Bringing the Rainbow...
Going off the road to remain on the road

Going off the road to remain on the road

Yes, we all need to go off the road to appreciate being on the road… this is one metaphor that has remained with me ever since I first went off-roading and realised how much it taught me about life. Those past experiences with the Mahendra Thar, Volvo XC60, Nissan Terrano and a host of other...