Archive for the ‘People’ Category

Like most people, I thoroughly enjoyed Jon Stewart‘s drawing and quartering of Jim Cramer on The Daily Show last week. It tells you something about the cultural zeitgeist when a television comedian is the one who ends up taking the mantle of journalism. The episode, despite being immensely uncomfortable to watch, was catharsis in many […]


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 […]


Respect

03Feb09

All people deserve respect, but not all ideas do. I don’t respect the idea that a man was born of a virgin, walked on water and rose from the dead. I don’t respect the idea that we should follow a “Prophet” who at the age of 53 had sex with a nine-year old girl, and […]


Gran Torino

01Feb09

Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies;  Where but to think is to be full of sorrow. I remember reading Philip Roth’s Everyman a couple of years ago and then Garcia Marquez’s Memories of My Melancholy Whores more recently; both of which tell rather morbidly, the stories of old men who after living lives […]


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.


Happy Hours

22Aug08

You spend enough time with people and you realize that it’s always tempting to reduce them to cultural stereotypes; the proverbial clown car so to speak.  It would have been depressing if it weren’t so much fun. So yes, I spend happy hours after work with this rather colorful group – a group I’ve grown […]


[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