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.
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.
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.
Too Great a Sacrifice
Colonel Santosh Babu was 37 on June 15. Captain Mahendra Nath Mulla was 45 on December 9, 1971.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.