This poem mostly wrote itself while, after reading a Facebook post, I thought about the (perceived) rights of poets to speak about issues. I cannot be a poet No, I cannot be a poet. From the endless fount of issues that may plague the skin of my brothers, I can't write a poem about any … Continue reading I cannot be a poet
First, Embrace an ism. Any ism. Nationalism. Feminism. Atheism. Fundamentalism. Communism. Okay that last one's almost dead. All the more likely you will stand out. Stick to this ism like it’s an extension of your skin, like you would not exist had this newly discovered creed of yours hadn’t existed. Second, Voice your opinion. On … Continue reading How to be an internet intellectual
In response to the daily prompt: Careful Careful, think twice before you push that button. It might suck you in, the screen with its rambling, yelling, screeching, ranting, demanding, voices shrieking, the tenor rising, shouts silencing, never stopping, never yielding, never retreating. Even if you ignore its incessant chatter and build a wall around your … Continue reading Careful
So, Faking News published this piece I wrote after the incessant rain in Bangalore this week. http://my.fakingnews.firstpost.com/society/fishing-poised-replace-bengalurus-top-industry-22873 Any more heavy showers next week, and we might see water sports mushrooming in the city too.
Take this. Nationalism. Wear it like a medal around your neck. If need be, take it off and use it to strangle those anti-nationals. You can use it any other way you wish. Roll it into a ball, and gag anyone who sets loose his evil tongue against your decrees, your beliefs, your definitions. … Continue reading Let our country sleep
Yes yes, I am angry with Aamir Khan. Who isn’t? I’ll tell you my reasons. But before that I must confess, nowadays I am also in deep confusion. Why these TV people are following the film stars? There are so many other people no? Why they listen to Aamir only? Arre baba, you know all … Continue reading Aamir, you stole my limelight
Couples looking for a quick easy divorce will soon be able to do so on Valentine’s Day. The Chindi Mahasabha (CMS) has announced a new initiative wherein scouts of the CMS would be patrolling towns across India on Feb 14 to identify divorce candidates. To avail the services, a divorce-seeking couple just needs to turn … Continue reading Another mahasabha initiative for Valentine’s Day
The tiger pulled on the shepherd's cloak, And took care to quieten his angry roar, He stood at the river bank and said, "Come you creatures, young and small, I extend my hand to you all, Deer and rabbits, you belong here, Walk on wildly without fear. For now, I am a tiger no more, … Continue reading How the tiger made friends