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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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...
A quikr relocation to Bangalore

A quikr relocation to Bangalore

‘You remember all the times we have relocated?’ I asked Specky. She looked at me, smiled and said, ‘But you always linked relocation with sparkling excitement.’ This was true. I have always believed that relocating rekindles our spirit to explore, to discover, to go out and transform all the passivity in life into action that...
Both passion and resolution must be sizeable

Both passion and resolution must be sizeable

Being fit has been a passion for years… but these past few years have made my body weight do a high jump and so I’m now a formidable 85kg. ‘Come on, lots of people are 85 and they aren’t fat!’ is what you might tell me. But listen, they weren’t 57 kg just six years...
A slice of happiness

A slice of happiness

A tablet with a dual SIM isn’t a rarity today. I mean, in such a case, voice calling is obvious. So why will I even say that the Swipe Slice is a slice of happiness. I have not one but ten reasons to say this. Well, the specs of this tab are probably as good...
What if?

What if?

What if every smartphone were to cost a bomb? What if every smartphone claimed to have all high-end features? What if every smartphone looked the same? Fortunately, this isn’t the case… and so the teeming masses can breathe easy. There are smartphones that don’t cost a bomb… and give all the vital features at a...
Maximum engagement

Maximum engagement

One hears the MEA spokesperson mention ‘maximum engagement’ so often these days… but then so does the person on TV debating on the social media interactions, or the activist shouting hoarse for women’s safety, or even the hordes of MBAs from big and small institutes when they discuss market intervention or product projection. But all...