Musing

Musing

These are from moments when "a pensive man am I." Also, I've indulged in memoir and some short opinion on books and film.
Mar
09
Bruno, Our Beagle (Now Renamed Luca)

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.
2 min read
Dec
03
Maradona, Mortality, and the Crow and the Cat

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.
1 min read
Nov
22
A Temple for Kamala Harris?

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.
1 min read
Jul
08
Will They Lockdown, Won't They Lockdown?

Will They Lockdown, Won't They Lockdown?

This points to unbridled free speech in the Chief Minister's cabinet—a healthy democratic exercise, maybe, but workers are fleeing the city all over again.
3 min read
Jun
28
Too Great a Sacrifice

Too Great a Sacrifice

Colonel Santosh Babu was 37 on June 15. Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla was 45 on December 9, 1971.
2 min read
Jun
21
Why Should I Travel?

Why Should I Travel?

There's a part of me asking, in defiance of Montaigne, "Should I travel at all? Should I leave my home, really?" I'm pitting the Maharshi against Michel de Montaigne.
4 min read
Jun
14
Not Feeling Pain for the Corona Victims

Not Feeling Pain for the Corona Victims

The daily figures of those fallen to corona look like scores in cricket — a game I understand but don't follow. I read the statistics without emotion.
3 min read
May
31
Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi

Ramachandra Guha’s Gandhi

Gandhi's time in India ended differently than in Africa. Even before the bullets came for him, Gandhiji had begun to wonder if it wasn't time he left.
4 min read
May
10
Some Fresh Wind In My Sail

Some Fresh Wind In My Sail

In fifty years, the Guardian says, temperatures in India would rank with Saharan Africa. My son would be eighty then. My grandson would be fifty-five.
3 min read
May
03
What's in a Name?

What's in a Name?

As regards Zuriberg, they say the owner used to be a doctor in Switzerland. And Maple up the street belongs to an elder who taught physics in North America.
2 min read