Sundays

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May 08

This was written at Write Club #337, 5th May 2018. The prompt/challenge was to write a story in a style similar to O Henry’s. This one was inspired by the title, “While the auto waits…” I hope you like it. I certainly enjoyed writing it. 1108

The Boar’s Arms

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Apr 29

This was written at Write Club, 28th Apr 2018, based on prompts given by Ranjan. For a better understanding of the context, please go through https://writeclubbangalore.com/session-material/combat-basics-of-writing-ranjan/ This is not a complete story, although it could be read as one (if you are willing to leave everything else to your imagination)

Je Suis Hindu. Mea Culpa?

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Apr 16

“We are protesting because this is the first time people used (Hindu) religion to protect the culprits of such heinous crimes.” Fair enough. I agree – religion cannot be an excuse for such things. You blame religiosity for this crime. No arguments there. You highlight ‘Hindu’ and ‘Devi’. That’s where

For want of a Twit

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Mar 29

(In a remote village of Karnataka where the only connectivity is through an MRI machine…) ST: May this glorious dawnspring be graced by the iridiscent grace of Your Royal Kingship’s joie de vivre. RG: Mr Tarapore! I mean Thakur. I mean… Pushkar. ST: Yes, Sir. Shashi… erm, Pushkar here. Perhaps

Bike Rental – Avenger Street 150 from Wheelstreet

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Jun 02

Cruisers like the Avenger and Yamaha’s Enticer have always been on my must-ride bucket list, and this past Monday, I finally bit the bullet (sorry about the pun there!) and decided to rent a bike for a few hours to see if it lived up to the hype within my head.

Film Review – Achayans (Mal, 2017) – 1.5/5

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May 24

Watching Achayans, one can’t help but get the feeling that the whole script was written on a tissue paper during a ganja-addled moment. A road trip, a murder, a denouement. That’s pretty much it. If you are looking for timepass cinema, this might be it. If you want something more

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

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May 09

I went in expecting a typical Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fare. I ended up getting a slightly better DC Extended Universe (DCEU) that what Warner Bros has given us post the Dark Knight. And it isn’t just that my expectation was, perhaps, unjustifiably high. Sequels, with the

Mitigating Miserable Mondays

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Apr 08
Let’s face it – Mondays should be banned.
The Islamic Nations have already done it. Well, not exactly ban the day per se as much as shift their Mondays to an earlier day – or later, if you are

Tackling Tricky Tuesdays

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Apr 08
Tuesdays are tricky. You don’t have Monday’s rush, and the rest of the week appears to stretch out in front of you languidly. I’ve