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 →

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 →

The Long Road To Fitness

My weighing scale would be inaccessible to me for the next one month.┬áThe last time I weighed myself I was 195 pounds or 88.5 kilograms. A couple of kilos more and I will surpass the heaviest I have been in my life. Not surprisingly I pant a lot when I climb stairs. I cannot run... Continue Reading →

Leaving Berkeley Place

I do not know why physical objects weigh heavily on my mind. I realized this only this month as I was getting rid of my furniture in an effort to downsize into a smaller apartment. Watching the furniture being carried out one by one, I could feel my heart lightening. For the longest time I... Continue Reading →

The Lumberjack’s Wife

Because I do not know how it all ended, I might as well tell the story. It is about a girl who wanted a lumberjack husband to spend the winter with. She had always been exceptionally tall. I think that is why she always wanted a lumberjack. In the late afternoons, just as she wakes... Continue Reading →

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