Gopalan Nair stretched his legs, while opening the previous day’s newspaper. That morning’s had not arrived yet. Sitting by the window but without looking out of it, he opened the pages that had now lost their freshness. He skimmed through the front page. The opposition had opposed something; India had won an ODI series; a […]


I checked the bottom right corner of the screen for the umpteenth time. The digits coldly told me that it was finally lunch hour. I typed “Let’s go?” on one of the IM windows, then did a CTRL+A, CTRL+C and three CTRL+Vs, having switched between chat windows. One of them replied “4 mins.” Nice move, […]

Day and Night

It was a bright Sunday morning; the kind that latched people to their beds for an extra hour. It had rained late in the night, leaving everything mildly cleansed. Leaves held onto drops of water, but willing to roll them down at the slightest of movements. The Husband stretched himself while still on the bed, […]


Scientists – those relentless beings who keep improving their own achievements, like Yelena Isinbayeva, have now found out that it takes just 13 microseconds for the human eye to comprehend what it sees. That’s pretty fast! So what does the brain do, the rest of the time? There’s an answer for that too. They say […]


The city lights looked promising. Like on every day. They were quite ordinary when up close, each light serving a purpose. But here, from my balcony, 36 stories up – no matter whether they lighted a bustling street, or a window that projected the melancholy of urban lives, or even the moving searchlights atop the […]