Monthly Archives: December 2019

Nobody

Another shadow appeared on the clerk’s desk behind the iron mesh. “Who are you?” The clerk asked without looking up. “I am… I am me.” Said a hollow voice, the torso shrouded in an over-sized sweaty shirt that had once … Continue reading

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We, the people, have a say.

When people ask me if I’m hindu, I reply ‘yes’. Sometimes, if I’m feeling rather bold, I follow it up with a, “But I’ve clicked unsubscribe from hinduism.” The paradox between my religious upbringing, and my political views. Are aplenty. … Continue reading

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The Clothes I Wear

I am an urban naxalite And you can identify me By the clothes I wear. My collar is neither White nor blue but Red with anger. My sleeve is heavy With opinions and facts, Unlike your empty promises. My pocket … Continue reading

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Ignorant

My Google Chrome history in the last couple of days, speaks of my ignorance of being an Indian. While I enjoy endless jokes on Trump, every law furbished here is swiped away from the notifications. It took a loud bang … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself, And Rhymes

Excerpted from a talk at The Jewish Centre, Kean University, New Jersey. ACT ONE The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2019, now an Act, changes the definition of citizenship that the Indian constitution of 1947 laid out. The Citizenship Act seeks to … Continue reading

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Speak

All you Who are silent now A time will come When they run out Of others And turn you Into one. Then who Will light that candle And march through the streets For you And who will shield you With … Continue reading

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Apprehension

He is the one who lights the lamps for Diwali. He arranges the flowers for Dushera. He wants payasam for Onam. He dusts the old picture of Guruvayurappan. He keeps checking the vastu when they move homes. He cautions her … Continue reading

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