• History

    Bastille

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    It was that moment in history when horses were more humane than humans for the horses became aware of what was happening under this blade and refused to get too close. You could beat them all you wanted but they were not going to witness these horrifying scenes. Scenes that had a particular set of women called the knitters who were not just content in watching heads dropping off but who fancied watching them at a close range. Up-close.

  • Life,  Writing

    To What End?

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    For the past month, I've been writing about writing. Something I've found meta. Like Spike Lee producing a film on how producers produce films. Defeatist. Sounds like a dog attempting to bite its tail. One would expect Lee to produce real films. Maybe direct another film to the stature of Malcolm X (1992). And so writing about writing either really produces boring results or should simply not be considered as writing. A real writer should do actual writing - write interesting stuff. And there is nothing interesting about hiding manuscripts under one's bed.

  • Writing

    The Good. The Bad. The Ugly

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    There is always that temptation to go for the big words. How else will people know you are reading books? The problem, though with settling for big words especially the first time you're meeting them, before knowing them well, is that their grandiose status will perhaps be the only reason you will be choosing them. They are deceptive. Like beautiful ladies who can't cook chapati.

  • Writing

    Why I Write

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    I'm taking a risk here. The risk of sounding clichéd. Like starting a speech with "Thank you very much for the chance. Perhaps just to add something small to what my brother has said.." When someone starts their speech this way, just know they mean their every word - they have very little to add. You might as well walk out and count your eyelashes. It could prove a worthier exercise.

  • Writing

    A House for Mr. Orwell

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    Three decades later, websites have evolved almost full circle. Going back to where they started from. At some point, it was a showcase of how far one could go into fully using the existing technologies. Today it is more about what should be done, not what can be done. Because what can be done is a lot and would overwhelm a single site.

  • Life,  Writing

    Finding My Pen, Again

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    There are a few things that expose us as writing does. It is like people seeing you, not naked, but without your very skin. You pouring your emotions like you would pour water into a mug then soaking up the pages with the very core of your soul, of your psyche. And I just decided that I didn't want to be vulnerable anymore.