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Napoleon and Storytelling!

April 9, 2013 by


This is a storytelling workshop poster I created for Saba’s session that starts this Sunday. There is a story behind the poster. Back in the day, when Napoleon was quite arguably the most prominent figure in world politics during his lifetime, he had a lot of enemies and equal number of followers. As such, he […]

Trick Answer

March 16, 2013 by


Back in the day when one’s self-worth was often decided by a single question, I found myself in this rather uncomfortable situation. I’m referring of course to the Chemistry lab final viva voce exam, where my blank mind suddenly had to grapple with this seemingly mysterious puzzle. “When I add sodium chloride to the solution, […]

The Amazing Waterfalls of Varadaiah Palem

March 15, 2013 by


“Only Rs 700 Sir very bad road Sir”, the rickshawalla continued in his slightly nasal drone. “But super waterfall Sir” “Soooo beautiful waterfall Sir.” He gestured with his thumb and index finger, his eyes half closing, presumably at the thought of the divine sight. Taken in by his focused barrage of arguments, I finally agreed […]

Naukri Or Chokri

March 12, 2013 by


Chimanlal loved Megha a lot and it would have been one awesome love story – except that she didn’t trust him. He did his best to win her trust, told her all about his past affairs, his dark dealings, even about the one time he stole money when he was 3 years old. But to […]

Alter Ego

March 10, 2013 by


Stepping out from my Lamborghini Diablo I sauntered up to my Balinese villa. Sensing my presence, the Bose speakers whispered my once-favourite tune. “Stop”, I commanded and there was silence. I casually tossed the car key onto the Victorian tableau, missed it, and the key fell softly on the Persian rug. I was past caring. […]

Detective D and the Da Eggsy code

February 18, 2013 by


Detective D is a fictional character characterized to be a self-proclaimed, detective- next door, solving all cases that come under his jurisdiction involving stolen biscuits, broken glass panes, scribbling on the wall ,and other crazy problems of the locality of the city, Dhirma, with ease, acumen and insight that can be compared to the detectives […]


August 4, 2012 by


One of my family friends, a brilliant chap, totally stunned his family when after completing his MD, he announced that he would travel to unknown corners of the world to “do good”. “Can’t you do good right here in your own city?” “We need doctors too.” “What will they pay?” “What if you get shot […]