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One Hundred years of solitude

July 5th, 2011Posted by raksha

One Hundred years of solitude… The medicines worked She is in much better health today She blasts the domestic help For her voice is back… One hundred years of solitude! I like your columns, he says Twelve hours of work And you can find time for my columns? Let us meet for coffee and discuss [...]


March 9th, 2011Posted by raksha

Addiction It was Friday again. I knew I would go because it was the right thing to do. I did not want to go though and it was not because of the two hundred meter walk from the car to the school centre in the midst of filth and squalor. It was not about the [...]

The contradiction within…24/7

November 14th, 2008Posted by raksha

The contradiction within…. 24/7 She says I am sorry He says I am sorry for you She shoots Spare me your sympathy I do not need it Was she sorry or was she not? I am tiring of this superficiality She says No simplicity, no humility Everyone just wants to show-off their assets Be it [...]

Tha Nationalist Spirit!

September 9th, 2008Posted by raksha

The Nationalist Spirit The message flashed, ‘Please stand up for the National Anthem’. I stood up and so did most of the audience except for one ‘I-am-too-cool-for-this-stuff’ boy’ He seemed to be in his late teens. Through the anthem he monkeyed around, tap dancing, playing an imaginary orchestra conductor and mimicking. His friends, five in [...]