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
Your decisions are in your hands

Your decisions are in your hands

Yes, your decisions are quite literally in your hands in these times when the smartphone and smart apps are poised to drown the past dominance of gadgets like the laptops and desktops. I personally feel rather joyous to find someone stand right there in the middle of a thousand people, swipe out his smartphone, and...
Rejections don’t bother me. Review of ‘The other end of the corridor’ by Sujata Rajpal

Rejections don’t bother me. Review of ‘The other end of the corridor’ by Sujata Rajpal

Rejections don’t bother me. Review of ‘The other end of the corridor’ by Sujata Rajpal     Man. Woman. Man and woman. Man vs Woman. Relationships. Perceptions of relationships. Marriage. These are issues that were there in the past and are hotly debated even in our times. If I were asked to review ‘The other...
Breaking up cosy cartels

Breaking up cosy cartels

Discussing politics fills us with enthusiasm… and so this is all that we can hear in buses, on kerbsides, in shops and offices, in homes, on the television, on radio, in colleges, and I sometimes suspect, even in the mushy conversations of lovers in some park. But there is another truth that must accompany this...
Between here and there

Between here and there

Most of the time my body lets me believe that life is a thriller and I am like a detective going from here and there in search of all sorts of culprits. Yes, sometimes it is an overdose of harmful sugars and sometimes it is because of a salt invasion. As a result it is...
The age of intuition is here

The age of intuition is here

We live in times when reason, everyone says, is what guides intuition… but we know the sort of outcome a high degree of objectivity can result in. ‘Let the heart decide what it wants,’ I say, ‘the heart knows much more than the brain can ever conclude.’ I hear a lot of readers saying, ‘I...
Pink candies in a thriller

Pink candies in a thriller

Pink candies in a thriller. Review of ‘Catching the Departed’ * ‘She put her hands around him and looked into his eyes. Andy’s instincts took over. He kissed the pink candies gently at first and then passionately as she played on. Her lips had a tremble of submission in them which gave him greater pleasure...
STYLESELECT

STYLESELECT

You’re obviously intrigued by the title. I’ll let you know the secret of the title but only later on in this article. What matters more is to know how to walk in the world of image mysteries or walk out of a world of image drudgery. ‘How to walk in or walk out?’ asked Specky,...
Watching music isn’t a part of my beat theory

Watching music isn’t a part of my beat theory

I don’t need binoculars to listen to the sort of music that makes the heart go dib-dabba-dab-dab or wishy-washy-mishy-mashy or something just as romantic and real as this. What I mean is that I would not want to be too far away from the singer or the musician and obviously music that resonates with our...
The collector of celebrations

The collector of celebrations

There is a collector of celebrations in each of us. Look at me… the moment I get an idea to write on, it is time to celebrate with a smile and get down to dress it in words and sentences and save it. Photography is a celebratory moment for some as is downloading movies or...
Jojo needs a little time

Jojo needs a little time

Jojo needs a little time. Review of KALYUG It is Mrs Pandit, one of the political characters in the book (or should I say, political caricatures) who says, ‘Jojo needs a little time before he takes on more responsibilities. I think by the time the next elections take place, he will be ready for a...
The guts of doing what is right

The guts of doing what is right

The guts of doing what is right: Review of ‘The game of Life – Shattered Dreams’ Ramayana, like any other epic anywhere else in the world, is as good as the way it is interpreted. I mean, if you read a badly interpreted version of even the Bhagwad Gita, you might not really find anything...
The alphabet on waves

The alphabet on waves

When I told a friend that I know of a school on a boat in Varanasi, he laughed and replied, ‘Well, I know of teachers who hold classes under trees in the open air.’ Not that my friend was wrong, but the impression I got was that we tend to think literacy as some kind...