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Opinion  /  Published 14.04.19

The Game of the Thrones

Oh that one too. That one too is resuming sometime today at a screen very near you. The interrupted tussle for a faraway seat of power, too far away and too frozen to be anywhere near real in this siz...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 21.09.19

The new improved tapeworm epidemic

This was always going to happen. We spoke. We spoke sharp words. So we were spoken to. We were spoken to with shrapnel words. Cuts were caused, and worse: gashes, and a cleaving of flesh and soul, as ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Culture  /  Published 27.10.18

We elected KachchheDin

And so it is that I am here. The Here that I cannot spell out into a location that your maps and your GPS devices will not be able to get, no matter what. But you have to be careful. Very careful. Suc...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 07.09.19

The Small Book of Maalik's Wisdoms

People call me Maalik, believe you me, they do; Maalik is probably also my name but I cannot be sure. I will have to ask. For in reality I am not Maalik, the reality is something else. The reality is ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 29.09.18

Aye Mere Watan ke Logon

Ah, the juices. The juices when they begin to flow. From the fount itself, pure, undiluted, no artificial colours or sugar added (*Conditions apply). Those can often be tough conditions when they appl...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

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Opinion  /  Published 11.04.20

This time is to say no to all the noes

What a stroke of luck, by God! Hai na? Isn’t it? I mean, chalo, just let it be. You won’t understand. You never ever saw an opportunity when there was a challenge. You only saw a challenge and let...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 22.09.18

It happened, though nothing happened

Some things we need not be told. Or need not be told at a time. Or be told at another time. When there is the need for them to be told; it’s what some folks also call being told on a need basis. Tho...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 19.05.19

How's the 'hosh'?

Take a break. Mazaa aaya? Did you enjoy that? Must have. You only ever get to do it once every five years. Did it? Enjoyed it? How was it? I’d never know. I’ve never done it. I don’t have it in ...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.19

And the stories we are telling

But we are not telling them. Or we are telling them and we cannot ourselves hear the stories we are telling. The wind blows away our words and makes an indecipherable howl of them. Then it drags those...
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 23.05.20

Bachpan Ke din Bhula Na dena

Never easy to forget where you came from, and how. Often the journeys lie in ourselves, like tid-bits and odds and ends secured away, bundled up and pushed at the back of some cabinet; they lie there ...
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