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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My Yoga Rhymes

My Yoga Rhymes

Night is gone but dreams are on And sleep for me goes on and on Until my wife says: ‘Get up, you bum Brush your teeth to be my chum!’  ‘There’s a better way,’ says my tab. And it is my trusty smiling lab!  ‘Set an alarm of a song you like And you’ll wake...
Nikonology and the God of Indian Photography

Nikonology and the God of Indian Photography

A few days back, I had the opportunity to get really close to the God of Indian photography, RAGHU RAI… talk to him, listen to his ideas on this art form and also attend a Nikonology session conducted by the Nikon Technical Team. It was an experience that was unbeatable. This blogger meet was called...
Passion isn’t a fashion but a way of life!

Passion isn’t a fashion but a way of life!

I wouldn’t say: ‘What is life without a passion?’ I would, on the other hand, insist on asking: ‘Is there a life without a passion?’ You then just might curl your lips to reveal a villainous smile and drawl, ‘Is passion always Jamaican?’ Jamaican Passion. Ah! This is a coming together of words that brings...
Who got hit? – Review of ‘Chennai Express’

Who got hit? – Review of ‘Chennai Express’

Yes, who got hit? What gets hit is surely not the real in me… and certainly not the fantasy within me. The movie actually made the fantasy genes in me prance with a lot of joy and the real in me was relieved to find a break worth the time spent watching this movie. I...
The bike ride to Dehradun

The bike ride to Dehradun

Sweet nothings, mushy gushing, emotions flowing in rivulets, and holding hands as you whisper the same words and the same sentences a hundredth time… if this is what makes a platinum day of love… then I must admit I might never have had a platinum day of love! But then, the years spent together are...
The muse

The muse

A muse isn’t always a Goddess A muse need not really be her For me, an impulse racing Through me making me write Or making me create art Is nothing short of muse And so an old crumbling page From a book I read years back Can trigger this creative impulse So can the smell...
Geometry, technology, and KarvaChauth

Geometry, technology, and KarvaChauth

Geometry… Technology… and Karva Chauth… they are seemingly away from each other but actually complement each other. The truth is that when traditional flavours converge with mathematically clinical technology the output is magical. The magic, in this incidence, is the Galaxy Note3. Yes, the karva chauth app is an android app, but when you use...
Zaroor Ji – The Smart Politician

Zaroor Ji – The Smart Politician

Zaroor ji wants to really serve people… but tends to forget what people ask for when he goes to meet them in his constituency. This cartoon strip and video combo talks about how he manages to find the right technology that not only helps him remember but also helps him be more action-oriented with speed...
This isn’t gadget gluttony!

This isn’t gadget gluttony!

What differentiates the real gadget connoisseur from the gadget glutton? Let me explain. Gadget gluttony is a meaningless hoarding of gadgets with little or no respect for technology and innovations… and a gadget connoisseur, on the other hand is one who dives into the uber cool and ultra modern and everything in between and remains...
Elections, Bigg Boss, and the Note3

Elections, Bigg Boss, and the Note3

The neta has changed, his smile now solicits, his words have a ‘yes’ fed by default into every sentence, and the past isn’t mentioned even once unless it is to remind you of a good deed done or a task completed. These reminders of the past deeds don’t come very often as we all now...
Another cappuccino for me, please!

Another cappuccino for me, please!

Frankly, coffee terminology is something that has always foxed me. I am the sort of person who enters one of these Coffee parlours and gapes at the complex list of names and then splutters, ‘One coffee please!’ ‘Will it be a cappuccino or a latte or any of our other variations?’ ‘I don’t know. I...
My Rule Book

My Rule Book

When Arnold Schwarzenegger says that the ‘Government’s first duty and highest obligation is public safety,’ one just nods his head. But despite such strong words and emotions travelling through the centuries, we still find ourselves a trifle insecure and unsafe… despite all the progress in all fronts… despite the umbrella of technology… despite pepper sprays...