Footloose

For the first twenty-five years, writing was an activity that helped me to clear exams. In the next thirty five years it was an activity that let me keep my job helped pay the bills. For the next  five or ten or twenty or sixty years, I am going to write  for  fun  and intend to have lots of it. That I have you reading this pursuit of  fun is pure bliss.

Footloose

BooMillennial Dialogues

This is a record of a series of conversations between a Boomer father and his Millennial son over a period of thirty years.
Boomers: the generation born roughly between 1946 and 1965

Millennials: the generation born roughly between 1980 and 2020

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Abide with me

The Gandhi statue was under repair at the time of my visit. The scaffolding around the statue made it surrealistic—as if the Mahatma would come to life and break open the fetters and walk away from the pedestal.

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The Mobile Camera : A Modern-day Madame Defarge

A period of 250 years or a quarter of millennium separates the two incidents; but the more the things change, the more they remain the same—just the actors and the stages change. Do we need another Madame Defarge and the attendant judicial system to give justice to the dead farmers? The thought is mind-numbingly scary.

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Lord Jagannath Strikes Back

The word juggernaut (derived from Jagannath) was taken to Europe by some missionaries in the 14th century. The story of an enormous carriage carrying a 

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The Migrant Worker Family

Santhal Family, made by Ramkinkar Baij in 1938 depicts a father with a child carried in a basket, a mother with another child on her left flank, and a dog from a Santhal family carrying their scant possessions and going in search of a new life—uncannily similar to the images of migrant worker families moving back from cities to their villages on foot.

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Big-Endians vs Little-Endians

In the course of his travels, Lemuel Gulliver met two warring factions in Lilliput—Big-Endians and Little-Endians. Big-Endians broke their boiled eggs from the bigger end while the Little-Endians did the same from the smaller end.

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