The contradictory richness of migrant life, having makan made by a cook from Pindi, comprising of paratha made in Pakistani … More

Mumbai Floods Each Year

The flooding in Mumbai is a yearly affair, so it is nothing significant of note. Lives will be lost, properties … More

India loses talent

Dr Arvind Subramanian changed the terrain of the Economic Survey report. I thoroughly enjoyed the topical essays and the GIS … More


The urban politics of AAP as an alternative vision is dead. Revolutions die as usual in internal power games. It … More

The Beautiful Game

World Cup Football 2018 on a projector at a Turkish eatery with coffee and Shwarma, and frenetic Arabic Commentary in … More

Indian Trader Diaspora

Bania Traders from Kutch (in Muscat) and Chettiars from Tamil Nadu as trade diaspora in the early twentieth century, from … More

Faded dreams

Dreams fade The exuberance to jump at the deep end of the pool wanes A dawn happens Of the times … More

Poetry for Business

Poetry, and other narrative devices are crucial for business. Poetry helps in locating the human condition. The human condition is … More

Rest in Peace, Mr. Bourdain

Bourdain’s work is anthropological and food was merely the pretext. Waiting for some grad school rookie to write this thesis … More