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The PK Controversy

Happy New Year!! Last week I watched the movie PK, and it is brilliant. It makes you laugh in a natural way, and the message it sends out in the end is profound. But as I had expected, it did become a source for protests from far-right Hindu activists, as […]

Is Our “Independence Day” Aptly Named?

The only part of history back in high-school I didn’t like was Indian Freedom Struggle. To make it worse, we had it for three protracted years for study. If this hadn’t been the case, History would easily have influenced my career path and I might even have become a historian of some sort. I […]

Cleanliness and Indian Cities

Travelling along in the BMTC buses everyday spending almost 4 hours a day, I get to do a lot of things which I very often didn’t use to. If I’m not very tired, I think about a lot of things; and if I get a comfortable seat with the bus less crowded, I gaze around the […]