What Is and can be

People you have never met, can be portrayed a dire threat
Fleeing the war cries, they hear a voice, that can be yours, but its not clear
Or maybe it IS a drone, you let,
your votes sell, to pay a debt
If you looked at past letters, their lives can be, as yours Is.

Time for hope and time to VEEP

While the whole world, and I am sure the underworld in some areas too, pulsates with Game of Thrones withdrawal (primarily) I am preferentially perturbed by the jarring end to VEEP. Also, I have never seen a single episode of GOT but I believe Jon Schwarz (The Intercept) when he says it was an incredible…

Claire Hale in a trial for dark feminism

I remember ending the last blog post I did on the House of Cards in the hope of Claire Underwood becoming the President (or the series becomes worthless). For combinatoric reasons (#Metoo related complete exit of Spacey and the scope for a better story) that did happen in season 6 (or is it 5). However,…

Raven and the sun

On my trip to Whitehorse, Yukon territory, I found my likely spirit animal: the raven.. Actually ravens are hard to miss there, no wonder the first nations have them in many tales, they are symbolic of creativity and tricks. Bald eagles are symbolic of peace and friendship and we saw a few of them. But…

Confidence and self esteem: learn’ings’ from TV

While I didn’t participate in the #MeToo movement on social media, for personal reasons, I am privileged to live in the time where it happened. I lament about all things going wrong in our time,  but one must witness some things that will be ‘good’ history (or so I hope, remember history is written by…

Best remembered trips: Ayahuasca in the Amazon rainforest

I return from various trips and plan to write about them, I get caught in routine things or wallow in the vanity or vacuousness of anything I can ever write, those tales find places in the crevices of my mind. Some of them will stay in hiding forever no doubt. As this year end approaches,…

On the streets of New York City… 

This wonderful group stopped us in our tracks in Soho, NYC past Saturday. The lead singers voice dampened the raucous traffic. It enchanted the little boy who swayed and danced with the music. His attention held, sens ipads and screens till the end of the songs and even past. 

Its not plastic, it’s unrealistic

If you are Indian you may have guessed this is about Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The global face of India with poise, beauty and talent that no one actually wants to hire for the last of those qualities, globally. They tried before, of course, but figured out she cannot do her job pretty quickly. No amount…

Haider, Vishal Bhardwaj and I

When I was a kid I had a favorite TV show called Jungle Book. It was a time when India and Doordarshan had good shows, even animations or adaptations. Jungle book was an animation of the celebrated book ( directed by no other that  Fumio Kurokawa) and since the book was written in India, perhaps…

TV across the pond: American and British TV shows

This one took a while to get to actually writing about what I had made up my mind for, a long, long time ago. I have indeed lived happily ever after, as far as what I watch on TV.  It took no one less than THE Doctor ( tenth incarnate: David Tennant) to finally help…