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
Banking for the unbanked

Banking for the unbanked

You’d be right if you think we in India have enough banks… but you’d be wrong if you think that every Indian has a bank account. You’ll be correct if you think that most banks in India now give the option of an online interaction… but you’d be wrong if you say that every Indian...
Memory loss in the world we all love

Memory loss in the world we all love

It isn’t easy these days to stumble upon a juicy bit of news that has the potential to become a scoop. But last night as I searched for a typewriter, I realised I was in for a major surprise. I could smell a scoop when I failed to get sane answers on Flipkart, Amazon, and...
Please read my diary

Please read my diary

Let me share a secret with my readers today. When I was in school and had just discovered the charm of poetry, the first thing that I looked for after I wrote the first four line stanza, was a diary. This was in 1971 and I was in Class IX then. I went into my...
Your mission

Your mission

Life is a mind-boggling suspense thriller. No murders here. And there are no killings. There are no slimy double-faced traitors and there is no scope for spies. Life is indeed a rather unique thriller where we are always trying to find the real person within us. The real person within us? You mean I am...
Creative energy redefined

Creative energy redefined

Somewhere between absurdity and anti-absurdity is the zone where real creative energy can be found. The sort creative energy that is conveyed by the letter ‘A’ in the international radio phonetic alphabet, an unofficial leader, the first letter of the Greek alphabet, the beginning or creation, or a dominant individual in a pack or group...
The strength of a zealot. Review of ‘Private India’

The strength of a zealot. Review of ‘Private India’

Attention is like that ‘fine line between life and death’ transforming a thriller into a readable book or being shelved for some future reading which is as good as it being sentenced to a life in company of millions of unread words. Every book looks for the zealot lurking inside a reader, and who is...
What doesn’t work

What doesn’t work

We are funny creatures because we are forever focusing on what works. Right from our childhood we’re told, ‘Look for the best solutions.’ Seems sensible… but the truth is that it is absolutely daft. Listen, unless you know what is correct or what doesn’t work, what in blazes will you be searching for? Therefore, I...
Heart, happiness, and home

Heart, happiness, and home

My home isn’t a museum Nor a theatre or an office And surely not a warehouse My home is where my heart is.  My home isn’t a maxim Nor an idiom or a proverb And surely not a grammar textbook My home is where my happiness is.  My home isn’t a battlefield Nor a research...
Go green

Go green

Come on now, I don’t want you to remain gullible or naïve… nor do I wish wounds to remain fresh… but then if these are the only greens you’ve heard of, read on and know that there is a green quite different from greener pastures, a great unfading memory, and gemstones. I actually wanted to...
MAGYTE

MAGYTE

The year isn’t 3333 or some such incredible zoom into the future. The future that I see clearly in my mind isn’t even ten years later. And yet I cannot possibly pinpoint the exact day or month or year. All I can say is that the real future is near, quite near. The future where...
Monmouth coffee and Saturday mornings!

Monmouth coffee and Saturday mornings!

The Baggout Questionnaire

The Baggout Questionnaire

1. Tell us something about yourself. Which three words would describe you best? I have been heading Corporate Communications for leading education brands before deciding to discover the writer in me. Now an enthusiastic blogger, I’ve also got the ‘Best Reviewer of 2012′ BTB Literary Award, have a weekly column in The Education Post, loved...