Category: Articles

  • The Policeman Thinks He Owns The City

    The Bombay city. Sitting on someone else’s motorbike by the Dadar Plaza market, holding a walkie-talkie, flashing the deadpan attitude like he has shagged his boss’ daughter, solely on the power of uniform he was wearing, he looked nothing like a sincere policeman but everything like the epitome of degeneration. We were dumb that day…

  • That’s A Lie, That Horror Story!

    He was a good storyteller. …he woke up with a grueling thirst and sauntered to the kitchen. The audience of 5 kids, all younger to him, sat by the tree with rapt attention. On the seventh floor of Nayantara Apartments, he was alone in the flat as he reached for the refrigerator. One kid lapsed into reverie.…

  • Throw It Off The Window Like Its Customary!

    I am not boasting off but I try my best to find a garbage bin to discard any unwanted stuff I come across while travelling. And if you ask any of my more than 500 Facebook friends, you won’t argue. Dustbins are not in a jovial relationship with Bombay; everybody knows. But one service (or…

  • The Secret Of The Ignorant Mumbai University

    There are 43 students in my third year Engineering batch who still have Applied Mathematics, Parts 3 & 4 of previous year to clear. If they don’t reattempt & pass before they enter forth & final year, they will be awarded the most undesirable thing in any student’s life: one year drop. You can put…

  • Commodity

    “Choose… and select!” he spoke like a straightforward salesman. “They are beautiful and… and so many of them,” the possible customer replied with thrilled eyes. “Yep, this is what mine is famous for, if not for the actual job,” he smirked. “What about the red one?” “Where?” “Your 3 o’clock; the one in the center……

  • Faculty Error

    I still remember that day. About six years ago, when my English teacher got diagnosed with the Big C. Or at least when she announced it to the principal of my school, requesting an indefinite leave. The news had “brought a blanket of gloom over us,” or at least those were the words used by…

  • New Robbers In Town

    It was few months ago that I learned about this establishment. I am that guy, who while waiting for a bus or a train, takes a gander at all those flyers stuck carelessly on the walls, posts and where-not promising 10K to 40K for data entry jobs which you can also manage from home; I…