A Country For Mira

There is one major decision that stares me in my face everytime I sit back. Should I stick around in the USA or should I pack my bags for another country, most likely India? The End That it should come to this was becoming apparent for some time now. Every time the question comes up... Continue Reading →

Freedom at Midnight

It does not happen much nowadays but I always like time travel. Twilight zones that leave you dazed mid-step and flit away before the heel hits the ground. It leaves you with a tantalizing whisper of evacuated presence.  Elusive and probably all the more delicious because of its ephemeral quality. Diaphanous thoughts and gossamer emotions, resulting in unsettled individuals.... Continue Reading →

Homage to Catalonia and Kerala

"It is the same in all wars; the soldiers do the fighting, the journalists do the shouting, and no true patriot ever gets near a front line trench, except on the briefest of propaganda tours. Sometimes it is a comfort to me to think that the aeroplane is altering the conditions of war. Perhaps when... Continue Reading →

Reserving An Opinion On Gettysburg

Delayed Gratification Some ideas come to fruition a long time after the ideator has perished. Grander the plan and higher the ideal, the more time it needs to come to fruition. The individual who envisions the plan never for once is dejected in the apparent futility or fruitlessness of the effort. It is this ability to... Continue Reading →

A History of Japan – A Lesson in Amnesia

The world war is a permanent wedge in history.  An indelible scar that should remind us all of human greed, paranoia, idealism and ideology. Whipping up frenzy in a closed society today seems easy and inevitable. Reading Shigeru Mizuki's detailed retelling of the war is harrowing. How individual incidents and choices of families, that are rationalized under mostly well intentioned... Continue Reading →

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