This is what is written on a makeshift banner which is stuck on a railing near Churchgate Railway Station: “What did the books do to you?” So the “Shanghaisation” of Bombay, or what we call Mumbai, is underway. Suddenly, after decades, the state government has finally woken up to the fact that having the worlds
The coffee house, as I expected was half full. With old furniture, its wooden benches and tabletops which had developed cracks of all lengths and depths, just like the wrinkles which were as common in almost every attendant, spelled the longevity of time this coffee house had witnessed. As I said, the coffee house was
On Monday, the 18th of April 2005, Indian Actor Om Puri was honoured an OBE(Order of the British Empire). He is the first Indian actor to have been honoured with such a distinction. Coming from the British, it’s a rare tribute to this so fine Indian actor, and the Indian Cinema as a whole. I
The sound of my Nokia pierces conveniently through the silence that envelopes my room at 7 AM. The only sound besides the noise this Nokia makes is the distant humming of my computer. But as the cell phone hums “Streetwise”, one of its long 4KB polyphonic ring tones, the sound is making inroads into my
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been in news for quite a while and for all the wrong reasons. First came out the fact that BCCI is not controlled by the Government of India. So it is like team India plays for a club. No, it is not a national team. It
Friday, September 26, 2003 Over the years I have tolerated you and you have done the same. But overall, seru, u r a great pal.
If you are an Indian, you must be knowing about what I am going to say about. Everyone you seem to know, asks for a treat on your birthday. I had been following the same “custom” all my 22 years of existence. But recently when I thought about it, I found it funny. Should’nt it