The Last Few Days…

Anna Hazare Protest at Ramlila Maidan

A lot of people ask me why I went to Ramlila Maidan. Why was I there? There were more than enough reasons not to. There were questions and doubts about what will come out of the whole show. There were questions about whether this was the right way of doing things. There were questions about … Continue reading

Born Again. Died Again.

How many mistakes is a man allowed in a lifetime? I think I may have made one more. Every time I look at the mirror, I see an unknown face. Eyes closed. Hands wrung. Wrinkles on its forehead. Look of dejection in the lines running down from his lips to his chin. “Is that me?”, … Continue reading

New Targets In Life

Life is made worth living once you have something to look forward to. Yes, you have your twist and turns and you jump around and lose your mind and whack your own ass (yes, people do that) when things don’t go your way but then that’s the fun part about life. Anyway, much gyan happened. … Continue reading

These Are The Days

Some days are just not yours. You have to accept defeat and hope you have energy left to handle it when the sun rises again. These are the days when you wait half a day for someone to arrive only to discover they will arrive not before your are at wits’ end. These are the … Continue reading

Fear

Have you ever felt fear? Real fear. The kind that rises up from the base of your spine. The kind that leaves a chill all across your skin. The kind that is accompanied by the realization that this could be the moment of reckoning. The kind that you cannot do anything about. It was a … Continue reading

Wrath Of The Dingu

Sometimes the best laid plans can go to waste. I was to leave for Ladakh a couple of weeks back. Everything was set. The saddlebags were strewn in the open. The bike was leaking oil and the brakes weren’t working. I had just quit my job and had no assets or savings to speak of. … Continue reading

Answer The Call

Okay. Plan changed. Spiti is not going anywhere. Ladakh almost did. It is time to give back. So we have decided to forget Spiti for the time being and go to Ladakh instead. We will be helping out with the relief work there to our best possible extent. We are also trying to gather some … Continue reading

Paradise Lost

[Pictures courtesy Sify News, IANS, Reuters, The Hindu] Tragedy has struck in paradise. Ladakh is under massive mudslides after heavy rains from a cloudburst. Heaven has been turned into a war zone. I have been to Ladakh only once. But anyone who has been there even once will tell you that place creates a very … Continue reading