Chaiwala Mahadeb
Opinion  /  Published 15.12.18

Your chaiwala will change his tone

We turned away. We turned away from each other. But I am changing my tone now. I am not you.I am not part of this “we”. I am separate. I am removed. I am above. Remember.I am Mahadeb.What did you ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Culture  /  Published 17.11.18

What we the People did to you the People

We are here. Now. At this time. At this moment. A million years years later, how would they know what happened here? What happened now? What happened to us? What was done to us? What happened to other...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Culture  /  Published 03.11.18

So time Flies and Then it Also crawls

I have been gone I know. I have been gone a while. From the incessant servings of tea and from that cart of mine upon which sits my kettle and my stove and my hunched throne of wood and beaten tin. I ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Culture  /  Published 22.12.18

Raam, remember you are Mahadeb’s Avatar

I hear this strange thing. That you are looking for accommodation? In a mortal place? Some even tell me you are looking for accommodation in a disputed place? As in, that place is the subject of a tit...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Culture  /  Published 24.11.18

Chaiwala and the microphone

We assumed AchchheDin impended. But what we got were KachchheDin; and then we had holes bored into them kachchhe; multiple holes until we did not know we were wearing kachchhe with holes or holes with...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Culture  /  Published 10.11.18

A chaiwala who serves tea as promised

I have arrived here upon travel. By dark, by night, my trail dissolved in my wake by the inkiness that I chose to depart in. From the side of the street I inhabited so long. From the throne I sat upon...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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