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February 8, 2014

Living on a Prayer

In the early weeks of the last month of 2013—when the cold had just begun to seep into the walls of the room, on the lower ground floor of the hundred-year-old Georgian building in London, where I now sleep most nights—I opened my eyes. A sense of something having shifted […]
January 18, 2014

I was felt up by a teenager

He was about fifteen, perhaps: the makings of a thin moustache struggling to push itself up through the layers of the skin on his upper-lip. I caught a flash of his hand, the colour of mud, before it retreated: slithering back, under the cover of the airline blanket. He continued, […]
January 14, 2014

Fifteen ways to bend a selfie

Clearly someone like me who takes selfies does not have any friends: so I resort to posting pictures of myself, taken by me.  However, once I had mastered the art of the selfie, the question arose: how do I use this very essential skill to meet new people? The answer: by […]
December 30, 2013

Eleven reasons why I selfie : and you?

I hate my face, my hair, my features. Yet, they also fascinate me – these expressions, which belong to the person in the mirror; so much more mysterious than the faces I encounter everyday. For reflected in my eyes I see: a search for the answer to that eternal conundrum—what […]
December 1, 2013

Did Paul Walker catch the perfect wave?

I noticed him only because he came across a gentle soul on screen, a thankful contrast to all that testosterone, fast cars, curvaceous women and exotic locales which assailed my eyes. Poof! And he was gone, swallowed up by a ball of fire. The irony—not lost on anyone—was that he […]