Traveling around Munnar, the Switzerland of the East, in summer. Thoughts, photographs and factoids.
As India passes a bill to split one of its largest states into two, we make notes on the dire future of that state, and eventually of the country itself.
As AAP and BJP supporters class in three Indian states, it is time to evaluate where modern Indian politics really stands.
Musings: we need to think twice before excluding stuff from our photographic frame for non-technical reasons or risk discarding that which would enrich our work.
Opinion article on the current state of Indian politics: voters, voting systems, elections, how idealistic thoughts gain prominence and what’s the solution.
How a quick trip to meet an old acquaintance of several decades turned out to be more eye-opening than anybody would have asked for.
Running a nation is easy. Just ask your barber. These few thoughts popped up in my mind when I was watching a debate on national television this evening about the raging something in India. The reason I say something is because nobody knows what the biggest reason is that they are fighting for. As far as […]
Mr Rajinikanth is lying in an Intensive Care Unit bed as I type this. He is, it is needless for me to say, one of the most iconic actors in the Indian Film Industry. His impossible stunts, his funny dialogues bordering on the silly, and his unbelievable visual effects all through a film are, in […]
The reason why Indian road laws are so honourable is because, to a new visitor, they humbly make themselves inconspicuous, bordering on invisibility. On further examination it becomes clear that they do not exist. At least they are no longer in active practice. We go through a typical day of ‘following’ these rules. Ardently.
Today is my last full day at Munnar. Tomorrow morning I head further south to the proposed India Based Neutrino Observatory site near Theni, Tamil Nadu. While the first half of today I spent mostly in the resort, typing, reading &c. I spent most of the later part of the day driving around the mountains, […]
Nothing much went on today. Remember that lovely thing from yesterday? Well I decided I can’t forget it. So I’ll live with it. And yet, do not ask me to expand on it. I awoke and typed out a couple of pages of my script and then readied myself quickly to do nothing through the day. I […]
Today, at 3 o’clock in the morning, (I am not very certain of the time because I’d just awoken and I have absolutely no idea if I even glanced at my watch!) I readied myself and set out on my four-day trip to Munnar, a hill station in Kerala, South India–popularly called the Switzerland of […]
A view that captured me on my way to Munnar. Majestic is the one word I could associate with this. Part of the Munnar ranges in Kerala, this is actually the foothills of the set of mountains that rise over halfway through the height of Mt Everest. You can read more about my trip to […]
This is a ship I happened to spot anchored a walkable distance (if you could walk on water) from the last sand in the Goan coast in India. It was a silt remover which was to be decommissioned soon, we learned from the captain. The picture really does not do justice to its size. How […]