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.
Tech
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...
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...
There’s a car inside each of us

There’s a car inside each of us

We may all appear like islands in the sea or isolated floating icebergs, separate on the surface… but we all have connections that run deep. The psychologists call it personalities. And I believe that we all have a car personality in us. Yes, yes, I know not all of us have cars… and some of...
Stay eager

Stay eager

We don’t live in isolation. There are millions of thoughts, ideas, actions, and expressions connecting us all… all the time. As I sit here in Pushkin and Monika’s first floor flat on Marine Street in London, I look out and see cars that have a white number plate for the front and a yellow number...
Hooked to technology

Hooked to technology

We’re all hooked to technology and even the biology of moments must have bits and bytes for survival of its ecology. We’re all hooked to technology! Technology isn’t just a habit. It’s a mind-set that, like a rabbit, hops along with you so much that with you it will cohabit! We’re all hooked to technology!...
My nerdy world

My nerdy world

The first time I realised that I loved technology was when our nursery teacher drew a square shape on the board and said, ‘Draw this.’ The class struggled with their four straight lines and were intent on creating the funniest possible squares in their drawing books. I thought for a while, then pulled out my...
In love with my hatchback

In love with my hatchback

‘What’s good in a Wagon R?’ asked a friend once. I said, ‘Space.’ Space… is what I like best in this car. When you’re inside, you’re certainly never claustrophobic. The car is literally maintenance-free and isn’t demanding at all. It can rush through a crowd, it can zip up the mountains, it can take on...
Science is borderless

Science is borderless

Innovations are not a by-product of complex issues tackled inside massive laboratories. Nor are they in the exclusive domain of a privileged few. Innovations need people who will look at their own life and say: ‘I think I can do things differently and live better.’ Now this is almost what Harvey Firestone said: ‘Capital isn’t...
Volvo XC60: Evolution redefined!

Volvo XC60: Evolution redefined!

Where and how we met is what is vital… we met in Bhopal during the NDTV-Volvo XC60 Adventure Challenge 2014 and that is where I fell in love with a 40 L car! So the first good thing about the XC60 is that it makes you fall in love with it. The rest of the...
On curves and their performance

On curves and their performance

It is the swerves of curves that have been winning all the glances and eye-balls throughout history. I even suspect that it was never the face, but the curves… ‘that launch’d a thousand ships, And burnt the topless towers of Ilium…’ …and so why must technology remain behind? Even Sonam Kapoor, the actress, says: ‘We...
App tasting for a Black Dog fan

App tasting for a Black Dog fan

We were five friends coming together after a fairly long time and as we sat on the terrace taking up one past memory after another, we realised that each of us was peering into their smartphone after every few minutes. So I said, ‘Come on guys, let’s keep our official business away for this evening...