So while I sympathised with the professor, I couldn’t help thinking that maybe aggressive moms aren’t a bad thing, after all
12 Sep 2021 3:13 AM
That evening, I bought a two-kilo chunk of meat along with my regular groceries
06 Jun 2021 12:36 PM
Blind faith leaves you unaware of its ill effects. There’s a profit to be made out of that faith
02 May 2021 12:00 AM
The other day there was a message on WhatsApp that our MLA would be visiting the nearby Primary Health Centre, or PHC, the next day
04 Apr 2021 4:19 AM
A neighbour, an amateur historian, happens to believe that all good things come from India
07 Mar 2021 4:24 AM
I was unable to decide whether to change from WhatsApp to some other app, and people were giving me conflicting bits of advice
07 Feb 2021 7:45 AM
There are four steps with which you deal with opposition: saama, daana, bheda, and danda
03 Jan 2021 4:24 AM
“The purpose of governance in India is to create and manage queues. Where there are queues, there are people willing to pay to jump them"
06 Dec 2020 7:40 AM
“Back to that VIP. It’s the son’s birthday today, and he’s having a party… I’ll get my scotch there.”
08 Nov 2020 4:26 AM
The shop that supplies most of its contents, incidentally, is the JFP, or Junk Food Paradise
13 Sep 2020 5:52 PM
One final instruction relayed from my Madras cousin: Don’t ever take an autorickshaw in madras because the drivers are all cheats!
09 Aug 2020 4:32 PM
Doctors and technology have made huge differences to lives, but sometimes, in individual cases, there’s also the matter of luck
12 Jul 2020 6:05 PM
The ideology fellows say that society or countries or whatever must follow such-and-such rules to achieve happiness in this life
14 Jun 2020 6:08 PM
To these guys it’s easy to tell who’s good and who’s not If you’re alive at the end of the pandemic you’re good, and otherwise you’re dead
16 May 2020 8:18 PM
Laughter kept us sane during wars and strikes
06 Apr 2020 10:07 PM
Deepa Annapara has tried to do something extremely difficult: write a story for grown-ups in the voice of a child.
09 Mar 2020 5:07 PM
The clamour of Fudge and Wonder barking at a passing dog woke me up just then, and I went back to watching cricket.
02 Feb 2020 1:42 AM
It was a magnificent picture, awe-inspiring and sometimes terrifying to us childen, for it taught us how little we really controlled in our lives.
29 Dec 2019 12:26 AM
The army is also seething because, for the first time in Pakistani history, soldiers haven’t got their annual raise.
01 Dec 2019 6:58 AM
Atom bombs, in these parts, are insanely powerful round crackers guaranteed to rattle windows at a hundred paces.
03 Nov 2019 1:36 AM