The poetry is in the dumps. The poet too is on the slump. Remembering flow and metaphors, he laughs at all the times his words were good enough. The verses now, they don’t make sense. The verses now are full of pretence. Locked indoors, the poet struggles to string words, running out of themes, he … Continue reading Brain Damage (apologies to Pink Floyd)
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.