Where Does Satire Stop?

The list of items that receive state protection from satire in the world's largest democracy is getting longer every day. Perhaps, we did not take Mr. Amit Shah’s calling Mahatma Gandhi, “chatur baniya” in the right sense. We have over 33,000 deities (plus the one "true" god and the prophet who must never be drawn), … Continue reading Where Does Satire Stop?

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Where Do You Go To My Lovely When You Are Alone In Your Head

We all live two identities, but are afraid to openly express and live the other identity, because of the social ostracism that we may have to face. I decided to write this, where I interconnected my Dr. Jekyll identity with my alter ego, Mr. Hyde, and found it rather thought provoking. People always speak about … Continue reading Where Do You Go To My Lovely When You Are Alone In Your Head

Chettan And The Firecrackers

It is sad…this fire-cracker ban…. I couldn’t remember a Diwali that I celebrated in School without fire-crackers. Much to the dismay of my family members, I am a self confessed fire-cracker freako! Besides, most of the Sivakasi Fireworks future owners (Sivakasi is the center of Fireworks, at least in South India) were our classmates, seniors … Continue reading Chettan And The Firecrackers