Bruno, Our Beagle (Now Renamed Luca)
The yard was full of beagles of varying age; the seniormost was nine months old. The youngest had seen but 40 days. We’d gone there for him.
Starbucks On 80-Feet Road
Sitting at Starbucks, looking out, I'm pondering the limits and the durability of power.
Maradona, Mortality, and the Crow and the Cat
The cat only wishes to perpetuate her species, immortalise it — wants this planet to ever have a cat in it.
A Temple for Kamala Harris?
Kamala Harris would need to meet expectations. The actor Khushboo’s temple was torn down by her own fans who’d built the thing only a few years before.
Peacock Proliferation, Elephants, Butterflies, and Coffee
The peafowl has proliferated, the number of snakes has diminished, the toads are flourishing — all because the foxes have disappeared.
Experiencing Wabi-Sabi at The Oberoi, Bangalore
I wanted to ask her, looking into her ever-happy face and her gleaming eyes and at her sari, if she found me wabi-sabi after all these years.
The Mandala Snake
"Why this particular fear of the mandala"? I asked him. "The cobra is poisonous, and they're here in greater numbers. You never mention a cobra sighting."
The Truths About Corona Are Fake And That Is The Truth
"We've hardly any corona," they said. "A fellow goes to the hospital with a fever. They throw him in a ward. They send him home in a few days. It's a scam."
Independence Day, 2020
Even when I was five, it was a man that we celebrated on Independence Day. His name was Gandhi, we called him Bapu. He’s not so much in fashion anymore.
The Lakshmi Narasimha Hoysala Temple at Nuggehalli
It is over 750 years old, with sculpture done by the two celebrated Hoysala craftsmen of the thirteenth century — Mallitamma and Baichoja.