Category Archives: WIP

3 Poems

Well. I tried. Entered these into a competition. Didn’t win said competition like I had assumed I wouldn’t. Not being pessimistic/fatalistic/unboombastic, just realistic. Thought about submitting them elsewhere. But then, that wasn’t why I wrote them. I wrote them so they’d keep me writing. And after weeks of looking at […]

Faces of Gujurat

As the autowallah maneuvered his vehicle through the clogged arteries of the old city, he decided to break the silence with an offhand comment about the “unchecked” mushrooming of roadside stalls. They were never here during the Congress’s rule you know. Only once Bajpah (BJP) came into power did we […]

Against Forgetting

“The struggle of man against power is the struggle of memory against forgetting” Milan Kundera’s oft quoted statement kept slipping in and out of the shadows over the last 9 days – literal shadows hunching around street corners, lurking under flyovers, while the insidious kinds, cloaked within statements and observations […]

Munsiari 2016 – Part 2 – [People]

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving […]


  58.85% of new leprosy cases in the world are in India. 1.27 lakhs new cases of leprosy were reported in India during 2013-14. 12,043 new cases of leprosy during 2013-14 were children. In 13 states/UT more than 10% of new cases detected were, children. 46845 new cases of leprosy […]

The VSCO'd People

I am terrible at projects. While I seek and find inspiration in everything and everyone around me, I am just as quick to embrace the bosom of procrastination. Tiresome combination. So, to ensure that there exists some momentum, some allusion to progress, I’ve decided to do the work first and […]