Category Archives: Opinion

You want to be a writer? Okay, first get some things straight

By Bikram Vohra

Every now and again, one comes across some misguided child (at my age they all are, children, not misguided, though that too) who has discovered slivers of romance in the art of expression and wants to be a writer. You want to tell them that for sheer delusion it is a tough one to beat and they will never be satisfied, always be afraid of criticism and make a church-mouse look like it was a squeaky millionaire.

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Hold all calls while I speak with my cat

By Sushmita Bose

I remember watching The Cat People on VCR many, many moons ago. Had nothing to do with kitties. The film starred Malcolm McDowell and Nastassja Kinski as a brother-and-sister set who turned into predatory black leopards when lulled into a certain state (about which I cannot write on these pages). Yes, I know leopards are known as big cats, but they are not cat cats — those self-contained creatures with nine lives who can be found skulking around dimly-lit parking areas. Continue reading Hold all calls while I speak with my cat

Think about it, what is really the measure of a human life?

By Eva Prabhakar

The last time I kissed my father’s forehead, the cold touch echoed the numbness within me. Even as I felt rooted to the spot, my mind rushed from one thought to the next. It’s strange, I thought, how the mind works at all when faced with death, and especially, what the mind chooses to focus on. Continue reading Think about it, what is really the measure of a human life?