Casteism – The Merit Argument

I overheard this argument long back that has stuck through with me. "It has been about 60 years that you guys have had reservations. It is unfair. We are poor too. I think it should now rest on merit and economic status. The deserving and the poor should get the fruits of reservation. Not rich... Continue Reading →

Casteism: TamBrahms

It is very easy to say "I am against the caste system". In fact, it is so easy, that everyone keeps saying it. I keep saying it too. Every now and then I try to see how exactly that statement reflects in my real life. What it means to me. Within my own head, when... Continue Reading →

In Search Of A Core

As I age, I am tempted again and again - pardon me if I have repeated this many times- to simple writing. I want to use smaller sentences. I want to be clearer in my ideas. I want a certain fluidity in writing that sheds the unnecessary. The art of writing in simple and stacked... Continue Reading →

Why I cannot write about Singapore

I haven't written about my time in Singapore for a reason. It disproportionately features in my most secretively hoarded memories. Whenever I think back to my time in Singapore I can feel my heart quickening and pulse racing. I cannot help it. When I try to write about it I have a feeling not very... Continue Reading →

Places in 7 photos – The Carolinas

One of USA's favorite past-times seems to me to label. Jet's fan. Mid-westerner. Black American. Places are not spared either. University Town. A term that fascinates me because of the single identity that the name conjures up. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was warm. It was southern. And it produced two of... Continue Reading →

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