• Creative Nonfiction

    How I wrote my Resume

    It was four in the morning and I went to the loo to download. That is the new word by the way. After 100% was achieved, I came back to bed but couldn’t get on it as my son had turned direction. He was lying parallel to the bed like an equal sign (=) when I left. But on my return, I found him lying perpendicular to the bed like a plus sign (+). There was no space for me and I was left with two options: Turn him and get on the bed This seemed like the natural thing to do. It was four plus something in the morning…

  • Reflection

    ‘Dr.’ on sale

    The craze for ‘Dr.’ is a result of the social status and prestige that is associated with the title….A name prefix does not truly qualify a person. Ultimately, respect has to be earned by the quality of one’s work What I’m about to say will make some people unhappy. But it is something which needs to be said. It is nothing new but those who are aware are not very vocal about it. If I say that what I am about to say is nothing personal, I’d be partially lying. I speak from the view point of highlighting a general pattern, but specific encounters influence the viewpoint I hold. I…

  • Creative Nonfiction

    Snake in the monkey’s shadow etc.

    Some things catch you by surprise – like a movie name, a music band name, or a song title – and they stick. That stickiness factor… Snake in the monkey’s shadow Those were the heydays of kungfu when no pain was felt. There was no tapping on digital screens; it was about punching banana trees. “Master, teach me kungfu” There were no youtube tutorials but kungfu was learned from slightly eccentric masters and by closely observing how animals fight: snakes, monkeys, praying mantis, and cats. Snake in the monkey’s shadow was a movie which represented the mood of the time. Bruce Lee shoes, self-made nunchaku, and you are ready to…

  • Creative Nonfiction,  Reflection

    The future of music

    The type of music which people want to hear can be manufactured with the right mathematical algorithms Music will not fade. Music stars will live on. But musicians will wither away. That is the future of music for you my friend. Let me explain. Music will go on. People will continue to have their fix of the all familiar tune and lyrics. Marketability of the music will determine the production (not composition) and therefore, there won’t be much wandering from the known path. If need be, shit talking in between the songs may remain for a while. The themes will be the recognizable ones, like ‘occurrences of the previous night’,…