Empire strikes back

I don’t tire of comparing onions and unions, both of which bring tears to our eyes when cut up. But while onions, as philosophers and poets aver, yield sheer emptiness when peeled to the end, unions somehow have escaped this treatment given to their tear-jerking comrade – namely onion. Continue Reading

Me 2.0: A 2019 sequel

I have set my goal for 2019: freedom, liberation. I have used these terms interchangeably though they are not the same. Liberation represents a loftier ideal but compressing it to my convenience comes under, well, press freedom. Yes, I just want to be free. Continue Reading

Nature’s second nature

Nature is beautiful, bountiful, blissful and benevolent. But it also often defies its own nature, and turns brutal and beastly. Gaja is the latest reminder that behind Mother nature’s picture perfect facade lurks a potential monster with multiple faces. Continue Reading