Flying and the Process of Writing

Airplane travel drives home the absurdity of my existence. Why would a human have to be transported across oceans and lands ever? Are we that vain that such needs are a common occurrence nowadays? What could be so pressing a need for such drastic transportations? I still have not come to grips with the sight... Continue Reading →

Absurdism, Road Trips, Parenting Blogs

Whenever I reread what I've written, I notice the writing patterns I adopt. The tone ranges from neutral to introspective, the themes range from the didactic ideological to self-reflection. Sometimes I mildly rant and rile but come back to a point of stability. I like the tone. I also cannot say that I do not... Continue Reading →

On the Perils of Opining about a Movie

This first appeared here on The World Of Apu. I have had the opportunity to watch many movies, and yet, I have not managed to completely shed that initial discomforting thrill and incongruity of encountering disembodied life depicted on a flat screen. Maybe I have always known that cinema is different from other forms of narrations—with... Continue Reading →

The Scare

I am reconciling myself to the fact that I love my sense of dissatisfaction. I can never have enough of these wants. There are some things in the world whose ideal form keeps growing on me, and which, for a time, I was not sure how I should indulge. It seemed irrational to want to... Continue Reading →

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 says it. I say it too. Every now and then I try to see how exactly that statement reflects in my own real life - what it means to me. Within my own head, when... Continue Reading →

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