Bridging Boundaries on Social Media

The world is a global village. Of all the over-used, catchy new terms of the twenty first century, this is probably the most illusory. How can we claim to be a village, a single community in which all residents are not only interconnected and interdependent, but share meaningful relationships of communal feeling, when the world…

An Elementary Choice

I think I was in seventh grade when I first picked up a copy of “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, on a hot afternoon at a roadside bookstall in Mumbai. It was a second-hand purchase; the book was purple-tinted and dog-eared, rough and sturdy to touch. Little did I know that I had just picked…

Why I Will Probably Never Monetize My Blog

Hello, you. It has been a long time since we just talked, friend to friend, homo sapiens to homo sapiens, one lunatic to another. How are you? How was your January? I hope it has been busy, and eventful, and happy. As for me I spent a lot of January freaking out over something that…

The Great Indian Chamcha

What on earth is a chamcha, my sister asked me the other day.  A spoon, I replied with a well-duh eyeroll. No, no, she said. Not a chammach. A chamcha. They just classified that as a new species on the news. Well, the news is wrong, I said, mind blurring over 68 years of Indian…