Monthly Archives: July 2010

What Went Wrong in Lower Parel?

Whenever I visit Lower Parel and the various mills in the area (Phoenix Mills, Todi Mills, Kamla Mills, etc.), I am struck by the striking poverty on one side and the elite display of conspicuous consumption on the other. Festering, … Continue reading

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I Want My Freedom

I know this world isn’t a friendly place anymore I know I am not here ‘cos I don’t belong any longer I know this ain’t my own complaint, no, it’s not true I know you all feel the same; all … Continue reading

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Three Crimes in Three Minutes

I look at the youth sitting opposite in the train rather closely. He is well and cleanly dressed (considering its raining and everybody looks shabby), has a clean tie in his pocket, is handsome in a clean-cut sort of way, … Continue reading

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മലയാളികള്‍ക് മാത്രം

“കണകേച്ചി” എന്ന ഒരു ചെറുകഥ വായിച്ചു. വളരെ ഇസ്തപെട്ടു. നിങ്ങള്‍കും ഇവിടെ വായിക്കാം.

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The Malabar Hill Skyline from Nariman Point.

This is the Malabar Hill Skyline from Nariman Point. Bombay’s own Hill is the abode of the rich and the famous and the Governor of Maharashtra. The narrow strip that separates skyline from the sea is Chowpatty beach.

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Disappearing Bananas

I wrote only yesterday that fruits and vegetables were disappearing from shelves and carts in India. This afternoon I went for a post-lunch helping of fruit and found that the banana-vendor whom I patronize everyday had sold out his entire … Continue reading

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The Army & Navy Building at Kala Ghoda

This is the Army & Navy Building at Kala Ghoda which today houses Westside Stores. It used to house another store, viz., Army & Navy Stores in the British Raj days. I have worked in the building for three years … Continue reading

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