“Objects of Desire”

This is a story that appeared in the 2017 anthology ‘Madras on my Mind’, published by Harper Collins. I had become friends with the editors of the collection, Chitra Viraraghavan and Krishna Shastri Devulapalli, on the sidelines of an event at Kala Ghoda some years earlier, at which Krishna and I were on the same…… Continue reading “Objects of Desire”

Child’s Play (India): Orchestrating change

A shorter version of this article appeared in the July-December 2020 issue of Indian Quarterly magazine (so far available only online, at https://www.magzter.com/IN/I&E-Engine/The-Indian-Quarterly/Art/) Pictures on this post courtesy Luis and Chryselle Dias, Child’s Play (India) Sometimes, serendipity brings together events, people, and ideas in one’s life in such a fortuitous manner that it’s difficult not…… Continue reading Child’s Play (India): Orchestrating change

Everything is Big in Uzbekistan

An edited version of this travelogue piece appeared in the June 2020 issue of Platform magazine (follow this link to access the magazine site) The man most of the world knows as Tamerlane or Timur-e-Lang or Timur the Lame, and generally reviles as a ruthless invader, is revered in his native Uzbekistan as Amir Timur.…… Continue reading Everything is Big in Uzbekistan