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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 […]
November 24, 2013

What happens when Bad Boys grow up?

The middle-aged pop star on stage; sported a dramatic sweep of grey on the crown of his thick locks. He sang about a losing battle with weight and broke into an impromptu nursery rhyme for his infant daughter; unabashedly serenading the thirty-year old ladies in the crowd who squealed his […]
November 15, 2013

How Cyrus Daruwala wrote one of India’s first crowd-funded books

Thanks to Ruby Iyer’s mis-adventures on the Bombay local trains, (and with a little nudge from Pooja Vir) : I stumbled across Cyrus Daruwala and his very interesting, crowd-funded book, I Take This Train Too. It’s been a while since I featured an Inspirational Avatar – but I think Cyrus is one. So, […]
November 10, 2013

The Calcutta Comeuppance

She was a widow: someone who flaunted societal rules to enjoy life. He had been enamoured with her, but chose not to acknowledge it: he knew he could not face up to his family, and society, to marry her. At-least that’s what he told me. Over the years my father has let small […]
October 20, 2013

Ruby Iyer origins

The rape of the young girl in New Delhi on her way back from a movie a moving bus, generated a groundswell of emotion among many women in India—the country’s very own Pink Revolution. Not just because of the merciless nature of the crime but because harassment of women, is […]