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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Rolling in roles

Rolling in roles

BLOG This word was small, seemingly strong, and had a great new-age rolling effect in my mouth… but its meaning confused me. I asked people around me what a blog really was but all I got was everything between a few stuttered exclamations and deliberately averted eyes. Nobody was sure but a lot of them...
The new-age untouchables

The new-age untouchables

Scene 01 The aroma of zingers is everywhere… and fried chicken in multiple avatars is on trays being carried by some really hungry people and some not so hungry ones. But as I peered through this aisle jam of chicken-laden trays, I noticed an old lady carrying an iPad like you hold a tray. My...
Free Facebook is real

Free Facebook is real

Social media is no longer a term that only the privileged boys and girls utter with a lusty smile. It is fast reaching out across all socio-economic barriers to bridge the rural-urban chasms that pretended to be invincible. We are in times when even your friendly auto-driver would have his loyal customers in a special...
The poetry of logical ideas

The poetry of logical ideas

Life is not an artistic mystery, but a mathematical equation. Specky, my wife says so. She even quotes Albert Einstein: “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.” And whenever she does that, I just...
Bloggers – the online chefs

Bloggers – the online chefs

I’ve headed Corporate Communications for years and I know how expensive one print insert is. But does this mean that every insert must necessarily lead to purchase decisions? No. Every print media insert costing lakhs or av bytes on the av media will not necessarily make the sales charts sing with joy. The ad-campaign decisions...
Remember 2013

Remember 2013

Remember an year that is past? Why? As it is life is so surrounded by the mists and haze of unanswered questions that trying to remember the past does seem like a task that isn’t going to be easy. ‘Even the future has this mist of unanswered questions and lots of haze and mist,’ said...
The other side of the net

The other side of the net

What does a fisherman see when he casts a net in the sea? He sees a full stomach, enough money to buy him and his family a lot of clothes and other things, smiles, songs, dances, and prosperity. This is a perspective that is so obvious and common… what is uncommon and not so obvious...
A life that is song-ready

A life that is song-ready

We all love a life full of music and songs… particularly if we are able to listen what we want to at a place of our choice and at a time of our choosing. It isn’t always possible to carry our massive music systems with us everywhere – but we’re lucky to be in an...
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...
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...