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
Let us extend our stay on earth

Let us extend our stay on earth

  I have no idea if politicians will still want us extend our stay on earth once we are all educated enough to vote sensibly… but what I do know is that our parliamentarians are certainly aware of the sort of pollution that plagues our cities. Take Delhi where according to the World Health Organization...
Way beyond Ultra HD

Way beyond Ultra HD

If the PM Mr Modi can talk of a 56 inch chest, Arvind Kejriwal can be linked to a 49 day government, and Rahul Gandhi can afford to disappear for 57 days… why can’t I miss a 50 inch device that I fell in love with? Particularly if the device that I am talking about...
Sleeping dogs vs barking dogs

Sleeping dogs vs barking dogs

‘Dogs are in the new,’ said a friend. I said, ‘Well, dogs were always in the news.’ I remember reading a quote about a man biting a dog being news and not the other way round. Dogs are in maxims, metaphors, similies, and even find a place in abuses. So they are practically everywhere. On...
Got there at last, have you? Review of ‘Checkmate’ by Hrishikesh Joshi

Got there at last, have you? Review of ‘Checkmate’ by Hrishikesh Joshi

Terrorists must be a happy lot… such a large percent of Indians writing in English seem to be fictionalising what they may be doing or what they may not be doing. With so many thrillers where terror becomes an inherent part of the story, some of these terrorists must surely be looking for fresh plots...
Bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style

Bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style

Just take a short walk in and around psyches and you’ll discover that even simplicity gets a better acceptance if it adopts a unique style. However, there is always a certain price to be paid when people want to be perceived as ‘bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style’. This is one tag that cannot...
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,...