Archive for the ‘India’ Category

Adaptation

09Mar09

Brilliant article by Salman Rushide on what makes a good literary adaptation.  What are the things we think of as essential in our lives? The answers could be: our children, a daily walk in the park, a good stiff drink, the reading of books, a job, a vacation, a baseball team, a cigarette, or love. And yet […]


There’s a series of brilliant articles on CNN IBN about being gay in India. Coming out, not a gay and glad experience Gay and Indian Law and Behold Six part video Just so you know, the Indian equivalent of Proposition 8 in America is Section 377.


[sic]

27Jul08

“The land of Mahatma Gandhi has been bloodied by terrorists whom we shall not spare; Terrorists are waging a war against India. We should be prepared for a long battle against terrorism.” – Narendra Modi in response to the recent Bangalore and Ahmedabad blasts


There is only so much bullshit you can take on any given day. The faculty at St Stephens, Delhi is apparently conducting a boycott (although the brother was still rushing to class when I last checked) in an attempt to protest againts the ludicrous move by the college to enforce a quota for Christians in […]


Belonging

21Mar08

Over the last few years, churches have become something of a curiosity to me: places where you go to see other people wallow in their guilt and delusions. It’s especially weird considering I used to be an altar boy. Not the abused kind. Realizing that the last time I visited a church was over a […]


Man-Boy

09Mar08

Epiphanies are dime a dozen; even while packing stuff into boxes. Nomadic exasperation perhaps. I’ve realized I have just a single pair of jeans; that too, one that hasn’t been washed in a couple of months and has been worn more times than it was designed for. All my t-shirts have insignias of marginally obscure […]


This Valentine’s Day, the Law Commission of India is thinking of all you hormonal, barely out of school, socially challenged 18 year old boys. As if board exams and sparse facial hair weren’t problems enough, the government of India may very well grant you the right to finally propose to that girl you’ve had your […]