Torches

I keep a torch handy since I can’t remember when. Bangalore’s erratic power makes it a good-to-have device. It does not have to pour, just a drizzle will suffice to plunge the entire neighbourhood into darkness. There have been times when the power cut has been so long my torch batteries drained out, and I … Continue reading Torches

The Key

When I was young, I thought it was easy to pick locks. All I had to do was to bend a wire around the key so that its edges fit the key’s teeth like a jacket. That done, I would not care about the key. It could get lost in the rain, sink into a … Continue reading The Key

जागते रहो

कुछ दिनों से सोच रहा हूँ घर के दरवाजों को रात भर खुला ही रखूँ देश में इतने चौकीदार जो हो गए है । चौकीदारी कहाँ की कर रहे हैं पता नहीं, रास्तों पर दीखते भी है नहीं, पर काफी बवाल हो रहा हैं, तो कर रहे होंगे रखवाली कही अपनी Facebook प्रोफाइल या Twitter … Continue reading जागते रहो

Younger

People often tell me I look younger than I am. Some impolite bastards even say I'm lying about my age. Now, what can I possibly gain from lying, except some pride? I have that in small measure, so any source is okay. But I digress. When someone does say I look younger, I am in … Continue reading Younger