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.
Posts tagged "impact"
What if... we ceased to stay amazed

What if… we ceased to stay amazed

Amazing! This is one word that says all it ever needs to say without needing even an exclamation mark. You see we are living in times when from dawn to dusk everything is amazing to someone or the other. Not that I have any objection to everything being amazing… but I sometimes get this distinct...
Between now or never

Between now or never

Between now or never – Review of DANGLE by Sutapa Basu   Thrillers, I had written in some earlier post, are not just about guns and grenades, but about the impact of the battles of minds. The mind creates a thriller if it really wants to… and this is what Sutapa Basu has done in...
You aren’t going to fade away – 5

You aren’t going to fade away – 5

Malala Yousafzai has been quoted as saying: ‘Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.’ I agree with her because I think it is a pen that has anyway impacted our lives in more than one way. The pen exists as a Noun in the dictionary that...
Conversations with virtual reality

Conversations with virtual reality

Conversations with what is real and what is unreal has a sibling now… the universe of virtual reality. Even Zuckerberg wrote in March 2014 that the day isn’t far when ‘we believe this kind of immersive, augmented reality will become a part of daily life for billions of people’. Geoff Mulgan declares that ‘as the...
You aren’t going to fade away – 1

You aren’t going to fade away – 1

You aren’t going to fade away just as DSLRs aren’t going to be extinct. Neither are books disappearing… nor our daily newspapers on their way out. To fade out is not their destiny. ‘The pager disappeared, didn’t it?’ pointed out Specky, my wife. ‘Yes, it did,’ I replied, ‘after all even Dodos aren’t with us...
Competition versus Excellence

Competition versus Excellence

There are people for whom competition is a fight and academic excellence is a part of the larger struggle for existence. A lot depends on how you view the totality of education and its manifold aspects and your approach to the various issues. One really needs to understand the impact of both competition as well...
Thirst to Trust for a Thrust!

Thirst to Trust for a Thrust!

Communication is aiming for unification. A unification of ambitions, a unification of goals, a unification that will give thrust to a forward movement, an evolution towards an awakened self, and thrusting for growth. This is nothing but another word for oneness that is possible only when the foundation is trust. Trust forms the foundation for...
The magical marriage app

The magical marriage app

Well, you may not believe this but navigation through technology for the music of a peppy marriage is possible. All you need is an imaginary app (because no has yet thought of creating one that my rhyming couplets talk about) to make it all happen. And if this really happens, all one can say with...
Read the contest rules, buddy!

Read the contest rules, buddy!

Let me begin with the most hilarious example of instructions misunderstood during a contest. I was a part of the NDTV-Volvo Adventure Challenge that involved 12 teams of two drivers for each Volvo XC60. On the second day we had to read clues and reach three destinations within the city of Bhopal. We started from...
Of bloggers and blunders

Of bloggers and blunders

God in his infinite wisdom decided to place bloggers and blunders only a vowel away from each other in the dictionary. You don’t think there is anything in this that needs to be taken seriously… right? You feel this is simply another chronology coincidence that I have stumbled upon and that, like the media, I...
The fine art of finding something you weren’t looking for

The fine art of finding something you weren’t looking for

This is an everyday occurrence with me. I find things in the book-shelf, almirah, cupboard, and even on my study table that I am not really looking for now but remember that when I had wanted them they were not to be found anywhere. So I have speeded from desperation to nonchalance in a blink...
The nation wants to know

The nation wants to know

Don’t you worry, I am not going to make this post a political flumadiddle because it isn’t going to mention what Pappu did recently or where Feku is right now (though we know they’re both getting acquainted with the textual details of French wines). So what else is there that the nation actually wants to...