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Ticket To Ride

“I’m sorry ma’am, we’re overbooked, you’re just too late”. “But I have a ticket!”, I said. “Why do you issue tickets if you’re just going to kick me off the plane? I have an AirBNB and everything”. “Sorry ma’am, there’s … Continue reading

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An update on Boyhood OR When Ethan Hawke locked eyes with me from across a room

I had blogged about Boyhood when I watched it a couple of years ago. In it, I had said Boyhood makes me think of a larger point. The way we remember things doesn’t have to be coherent, neat sequences of events. But, … Continue reading

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Published in a real magazine!

Well, just the online version. But here it is: English Gave My Generation A Voice  in Swarajya Magazine. It’s where I respond to a piece in New York Times by Aatish Taseer, titled How English Ruined Indian Literature. I like how … Continue reading

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Scenes From Somewhere – 3

Raising spirits Andre nervously ran his hands over his fake moustache, pressed the edges by his chin. He tried to brush away the lock of his nondescript gray  wig away from his eye as naturally as he could as he … Continue reading

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Scenes from Somewhere 2

An attempt at baby steps in writing fiction and garnering feedback. Expecting this to be something like, I write one scene, which might or might not be complete in itself. Or not. It might tell a story. Or not. ****************** Three … Continue reading

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Lucia, Introversion, Jazz, and a movie idea

I seem to return to blogging whenever life feels out of control. It usually manifests such that I stay up all night avoiding something I’ll have to do anyway, and in order to distract myself, I blog. Not a bad … Continue reading

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Fiction Writing, Improv-style

I’m finally in the right state of mind to write fiction. I have time, I have my laptop and a screen, and I’m well-fed and nowhere to get to. I crowdsourced a writing prompt, and I ended up with four … Continue reading

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