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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Growth chromosomes on wheels of technology

Growth chromosomes on wheels of technology

Growth isn’t only economics and technology in a strategic alliance. It has everything to do with the physics of implementation, the physiology and the biology of proliferation, and the chemistry of valour. There is of course the geography or the contours of fiscal health and the history of mind-sets to consider when the target is...
The ruling party and the opposition on Galaxy S6

The ruling party and the opposition on Galaxy S6

Our parliament is always a hub of super activity and its corridors are places where power dialogues flow unimpeded and with a nonchalance that you find only in a Nargis Fakhri gliding on the aisle in a Suneet Verma creation! Yes, there is something stunningly accentuated when two politicians talk… especially if they happen to...
The sorcery of more

The sorcery of more

There surely is some mumbo-jumbo working in favour of the word ‘more’. The buyer of goods needs more discount, the reader of a newspaper needs more pages, the viewer of television needs more masala, the politician needs more scope to be safe… and so I’m not surprised to hear people in a store selling smartphones,...
What do I really want from a smartphone?

What do I really want from a smartphone?

I remember showing a visual of the new Moto E to a seven year old a week back and asking, ‘What will be the first thing you do to this smartphone?’ ‘Dunk it in a bucket of water,’ he said without taking that customary break to first think and then answer. And then he just...
Stop flirting and get back to cricket

Stop flirting and get back to cricket

The favourite refrain of the purists inside and outside the game has been: ‘Stop flirting and get back to cricket!’ Believe me, the refrain hasn’t always been particularly directed towards the introduction of technology… as, from the ‘Sharmila’ days of Pataudi to the ‘Anushka’ days of Virat, the refrain has also stepped out of the...
Being rugged isn’t a cliché

Being rugged isn’t a cliché

Jack Levine once famously remarked, ‘Most artists like to think of themselves as rugged individualists, as independent characters.’ And we know very well that most are not what they believe they are. Had every artist been a replica of his beliefs, we’d have been overrun by clichés. And we need to thank God that something...
Flog the micro-blogger

Flog the micro-blogger

Yeah! The easiest thing to do on the social media and even the offline world is to flog the micro-blogger. It is so easy to say, ‘These 140 character creators are good for nothing dolts.’ People who tweet know that there is more truth carried in their precision than even a 1000 word edit in...
The internet of things

The internet of things

We are at the threshold of a world where ‘the emergence of countless objects, animals and even people with uniquely identifiable, embedded devices wirelessly connected to the internet’ is turning the corner. No, this isn’t as fearsome as some sci-fi writers have imagined it all to be. This real fiction shows no signs of accelerating...
Will you come travel with me?

Will you come travel with me?

Politicians gearing up for their swearing-in, swearing fringe groups, fans swearing by their favourite technology, and Valentine’s Day spirit are coming together this year… and these combos are quite evident in Delhi. I have a feeling that Walt Whitman’s lines also converge well with so much in the air here. Camerado, I give you my...
A bank in my backpack

A bank in my backpack

Well, we’ve all heard of banks being inside a smartphone… and the smartphone in the pocket. But listen, what if the battery of this smartphone goes kaput? You’ll be left sweating right in the middle of a transaction and even the water vendor on the roadside is going to smile at your plight. Let me...
QOC isn’t a premature arrival of the future

QOC isn’t a premature arrival of the future

An acronym in the title of a post can sometimes boomerang because many from the perceived target group just might not get to know that the text is meant for them… but at the same time they do give the semblance of some sort of intrigue that can push more people towards the post. And...
Twitter rhymesters in conversation

Twitter rhymesters in conversation

The world of twitter and its regiments of hashtags and handles has its share of runaway convicts called RTs. This tweeting world also has spammers sending inane tweets like unthinking bullets coming from some unstoppable LMG… and then there are the plagiarists who don’t have qualms about stealing even 140 character gems! Yes sir, the...