New Year. New Rant.

2017 didn’t exactly start on a great note now, did it? MG Road, Brigade Road and Church Street are familiar haunts. My feet know these streets, the ins and outs, which nondescript shop will give you the best deals on earrings, which momo-wala serves the best ones, the shortcuts, the hidden gems. Just like Munirka used […]

We did start the fire

We seem to be a country of pyromaniacs. From burning tyres on September 9 to burning buses on September 12, the rioter has come a long way in a very short time. Look how happy they are! Across the border too, things were heating up in Chennai. The blazing serve and volley continued through September […]

Colours of the mountain

The hills gleamed emerald in the early morning sun, a brief interlude before the mist claimed them once again. The fleeting light captured the colour in all its many shades – the bright, almost yellow, of the shrubs at the base to the stately dark of the trees near the top.   Rain clouds hovered anxiously, waiting […]

How TrulyMadly do you Tinder

This post first appeared here Online dating has finally come out of the closet and into our phone screens, and developers are raking in the moolah. Since 2013, when Tinder first made its appearance on Indian phone screens, India has become its top market in Asia. Desi spin-offs such as TrulyMadly claim to have over […]

The Uncommon Man behind the Common Man

RK Narayan’s genius lay in the unassuming way he would draw you into his world. He would use ordinary words extraordinarily and lead you gently by the hand, and before you knew it, you are walking the streets of Malgudi. There is a certain comfort in his writing, a certain unifying “Indian-ness”, the comfort found […]

Giving my heart to a dog to tear

They looked up, three bedraggled musketeers with liquid brown eyes. “Well, more fool me”, I thought, on my way to the kitchen in search of a packet of biscuits. Could I help it? I was under attack from not one but three pairs of puppy-dog eyes. What could I do? It all started one a […]

The Revenant

The Revenant is a contest of brute strength between man and beast, white man and Injun, Leonardo Di Caprio and Tom Hardy. The film is based on the true story of Hugh Glass, a 19th-century fur trapper who was mauled by a bear and left for dead by his comrades. Angered at their apathy, Glass […]