Booked & Hooked

Have you played book cricket? I am sure most of you would have for that is the ideal way to put books to good use in school and college, particularly when post-lunch classes are on. Also, scoring runs with a textbook is a lot easier than scoring marks with it. In my case, being a book-addict, over time, the childhood habit of book-cricket had morphed from a playful indulgence to almost an all-consuming obsession. I tell you, there is nothing better in a dull or idle moment than opening a book, be it even a dictionary, at random and feeling the fresh fragrance of new words and ideas or the familiar caress of known ones emanating from that page! Continue Reading

The March of April Fools

Poll time would undoubtedly qualify as the peak fooling season. Providence too adds its bit because the electoral process often coincides with April, a month that begins on All Fools Day. So, with the nation now on the threshold of another great democratic overhaul, the fooling spree has begun in right earnest. Continue Reading

The unwritten rules

To say that this is an intro-spection would be a blatant lie; writers as a rule rarely indulge in that exercise, for if they did many would not be writing. All their fingers only point outward; self-scrutiny is a sin against … self! One can therefore consider this a confession conveyed in one of those weaker moments when one’s thought is constipated by the absence of ideas as well as agent provocateurs. Continue Reading