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We All Play Mario.

Super Mario is the best game I have ever played. Or probably, it reminds me so much of the zeitgeist of my childhood – the innumerable bouts of¬†amusement my brother and I had together (Mario’s younger brother Luigi thus gets an honorary mention) – that my judgement fails to be […]

Things You Cannot Outrun

Whenever I see this picture, I stop. Whatever the chaos my mind might be wrangling with, I halt. Howsoever my endless hustle could be, I feel numb. Because there is nothing to offer but watch. Drowning in the boundless ocean of recollections, I just stare. Defenseless. Yet unafraid… This is […]

Working in Empty Spaces

Because it’s almost a month now that I wrote something, I took some time to sit back and think. I remember reading Umberto Eco‘s interview to The Hindu (link here) in our textbooks back in my 11th standard. It was one of my favorite chapters, primarily because I myself was […]

Long Term Ambitions

It’s often difficult to be in line with what our long term ambitions demand. Sometimes, it so happens that we come half way through and we realize that our priorities and the interests have changed. I watched a movie recently which was one my favorites when I was 17, and […]

Extremities Are the Ones That Count

Right from my childhood, I have always wanted the best things I see around, to be mine. I remember the time when the most sophisticated and the costliest compass-box came into our village’s only shop, when I somehow convinced my Mom and Dad to buy me the single piece available […]

Writing For Oneself

I often wonder when many accomplished writers say, “It doesn’t matter to me whether anyone reads what I write or not, I just write for myself.”¬†Is that statement straight in meaning or does it have a different intent altogether? Because I honestly believe that something written that’s not read by […]