Conversation with a Journalist Power Couple in Oman 

Practising Journalists need to speak to J School Academics in India. We are a generation which questions barely and shouts jargons at the drop of the hat. More power to independent voices such a power couple in Journalism/Documentary Film making today evening in Muscat today. Kudos to them regarding their documentary projects in Europe, Africa … More Conversation with a Journalist Power Couple in Oman 

Migrant Diaries: Muscat Field Notes 

Cities of the Gulf are made by migrants over the past fifty years. More than three generations have grown up here with a semi detached relationship with home passport countries. Malls articulate this complicated relationship status quite well; chole bature, coexists with shawarma, kahwa with karak chai. The fare from the motherland, with the material … More Migrant Diaries: Muscat Field Notes 

Air Travel as contested sites of emotion

Airports are melting pots of aspirations, compulsions and an embodiment of ‘the journey’. Budget carriers are status symbols of ‘we have arrived’ and not arrived as well, as the air steward sells tea at thirty six thousand feet, while cringing while counting the change. 6E sells masala chai at three USD/RO 1, on international flights … More Air Travel as contested sites of emotion

Personal Libraries 

Libraries are like personal collections, take eons of all matter of resources to curate an exhibition. Rather, the functional transforms into the aesthetic, as motive, meaning fuse into something bigger than previously unimaginable.

New Era, A Poem

Contacts, not relationships  Transaction, not emotion  Add/Connect rather than nourish Facetime/Facebook rather than catch ups Sales rather than organisation building  Egos rather than learning  Listicles rather than long reads Tweets rather than complex arguments  Fleeting, rather than meaning  Record and share, rather than feel Experience Economy, rather than Experience  Development rather than diversity  Rationale, is … More New Era, A Poem

May Day, a Poem

May Day in the Gig Economy  Where labor laws are non existent  Where pink slips are celebrated as graduation  Where people are datafied Where work life integration is made cool Short hand for no family time  Where valuations matter more than values No not everyone should be an entrepreneur  Where labor action is decried as … More May Day, a Poem

Dilli, a Poem

Delhi, an ancient cityEver evolving, ever conservative  With extremes, creating spaces for inclusion and exclusion  A melting pot, or is it a salad?  Provincial, National or Interstitial  Power with all its hues, hardly global, with no ambition  Defines the city Many call home MP, 30th April 2017 HKV, Dilli