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Opinion  /  Published 15.05.22

The count and other nouns

But of course there are nouns and there are nouns. Countless nouns, strewn all across, like confetti for free. Pick one up, pocket it and walk away and nobody will say a thing. That’s how ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 08.05.22

The great train robbery

Phooo! Phuuuh! Mic testing. Attention passengers (if there are any still around for there may be no place for them to be): the platform you are standing on is no longer a platform. It has been rolled ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 01.05.22

Are you so sure you are?

Check again. Things change. Things are no longer what they used to be. Or things that were things become not things anymore. They become NotThings. Or what you always believed happened did not happen....
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 24.04.22

So high, look, look and let’s sigh

We are surging. We can feel it in our every pore. We can see it all around. We have never been here before. So high. Last week, or some week in the recently gone past I can’t care to remember, ...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.22

Hum Kyaa Chahte? Aazaadi!

Right. Go claim it, it’s spewing forth in profusion everywhere the gaze goes, a shower of nectar they say it is. Go have a drink of it, never mind, mahotsav hai, mana lo! Aazaadi! Aazaadi!! Is...
By Sankarshan Thakur

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Opinion  /  Published 10.04.22

This is your Captain Speaking

Fasten your seatbelts. But that may not be enough. I’d also advise you not to look out the windows, or pull the shields down, best of all. It will save you looking at things you would not want t...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 03.04.22

If upon us dropped a chunk of sky

Imagine. There’s no harm. One of the things we can do, one of the things we are gifted with, is imagination. Can’t say we always use the privilege, I mean look at what we have managed to d...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 27.03.22

My corpses are just yours are just not

Memory plays tricks but perhaps play isn’t the right word there. I am no longer able to find the right words, something happened to the way I arranged letters, accurate to the dictionary, and th...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 20.03.22

So drop on us the fires like stars

We shall no longer look, partly because we cannot any more, partly because we shan’t. We can’t help it, we shan’t see them through. All the way upon us. Inexorable, as the journey fr...
By Sankarshan Thakur

Opinion  /  Published 13.03.22

Bravo! Well done, we the Sheeple

Be kind. Be merciful, especially now that we have declared ourselves at your mercy, unreservedly, unequivocally, nothing less than whole-heartfelt, cockles and ventricles included. Any other body part...
By Sankarshan Thakur


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