How to write an open letter – the trolls guide

The world is a sucker for open-letters. Poor quality of writing or poor arguments haven’t dissuaded people from consuming or publishing them in ever greater numbers. Maybe there is an open-letter inside of you too. I have discovered some golden rules that will help you launch your own assault on the sensibilities of the world through […]

The final solution to India Vs Pakistan conflict

The assumption here is that we want a final solution which ends the increasingly absurd conflict between India and Pakistan. The solution needs to be such that both India and Pakistan start focusing their energies and resources on things that matter to the well being of their desperately poor citizens– health, education, safety, employment etc, […]

A Roadtrip from London to Wales

It is the Easter weekend when we land in London. The cheerful holiday crowds are everywhere and we become part of the global festive spirit in this cultural hot-pot. We had made the decision to go on a Road trip with friends spontaneously without much planning, but it is now the highlight of our holiday […]

Nepal – Dawn to Dusk

We have just arrived at Nagarkot escaping the dust, heat and diesel fumes of Kathmandu. Nepal seems like a parallel universe to India – this is how India would have been, but by some stroke of luck it managed to stumble ahead economically. Indian TV channels dominate the cultural narrative here, but Nepali are protective […]

Vrindavan – A Journey to your Heart

They say that it takes thousands of births to be able to come here. You need the permission of Radha Rani to visit Vrindavan, this is her realm. Her name is plastered all over the walls, the rickshaw puller shout Radhe Radhe instead of honking, she is the path to Krishna. The world wants Krishna, and Krishna Pines for […]

AAP won Delhi by winning the online battle first

Aam aadmi party had been written off by all the political parties and by most media. For it to rise to power in Delhi seems almost miraculous given the lack of media coverage it got closer to the elections. How could it do so well when even the exit polls showed it to be nowhere near […]

Krishna Das – One Track Heart

Krishna Das re-defines the Kirtan, and what it is supposed to sound like. His voice and music sensibilities are of a hard-rock singer, but the heart is of a pure devotee. As he sings the traditional Indian devotional music in his accented deep voice, you find yourself going deeper into your own self. I got exposed […]