A power cut across two innings

It’s eleven o’clock​ and the power cut has arrived​ for its second innings​ after the break it granted me for dinner.​ ​ I had hung on through the first,​ moving candles​ and emergency lights​ till I found the optimum position​ for both​ so I could be seen​ on a Zoom call.​ ​ This second innings … Continue reading A power cut across two innings



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