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.
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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...
CEOs Know that Strategy isn’t a Solo Sport

CEOs Know that Strategy isn’t a Solo Sport

Yes, CEOs aren’t hermits carrying a Hasselblad, wearing a Tissot, driving a Jaguar, and partying on a private yacht. They interact with people and technology and know how to get the best of both worlds by strategically using one in convergence with the other. Strategy isn’t a solo sport for sure. However, the days of...
Cricket and all the madness all around

Cricket and all the madness all around

‘When do they begin?’ I asked. ‘What?’ ‘The cricket matches.’ ‘They’re always on,’ Specky said with a smile, and then added, ‘But if you mean the IPL 2015, then KKR won their first match yesterday. Mumbai Indians are obviously inconsolable in their defeat.’ I just stared at her. I mean there was a time when...
Best isn’t necessarily pricey

Best isn’t necessarily pricey

Well, let me admit here that I’ve been to a lot of countries and obviously I have nearly always stayed in hotels. So from Paris to Seoul, from Amsterdam to Bangkok, from London to Sydney, or from Barcelona to Kuala Lumpur… I’ve always sought the best hotel deal. And believe me the right research always...
The world of smarter tabs

The world of smarter tabs

Being smarter has everything to do with giving the customer what he wants… is the marketing mantra that doesn’t need an endorsement from Kotler. And being smarter is all about anticipating consumer needs or being proactive in a world that has competitiveness built into it. So we have smarter authors who write what the reader...