(the post everyone has done/will do) Some year eh?

For sure. For so many of us. Newly-married people. N00b-Earthling-rearing people. Single people. Mingling people. Committed relationship people. Constructs-beyond-definition people. Your 2008 was all about travel, epiphanies, discoveries, major milestones, messing-up, doh!-forehead-smack s, loves, losses, newness, learning, changing, life-getting, brain-using, [...]

December 31st, 2008|Blog|

“Wham, Bam, Is that it?”

419 scammers are just no fun anymore. I'd like to blame this on the global down-turn or something I could throw shoes at, but it could just be that some people aren't quite inspired enough anymore. From: "MISS J.SMITH" jsmith_12008@yahoo.co.jp [...]

December 30th, 2008|Blog|

Boxing Day 2008

It’s not that it’s become easier to forget, Only that it’s no longer so hard to remember. […]

December 26th, 2008|Blog|

I’ll eventually grow into it

It happened just after my eyes fell on the notice stuck to one of the walls at Khan’s Butchery. “Ready fried onions. Perfect for vagaars and biryanis. Don’t be fooled by imitations”. […]

December 23rd, 2008|Blog|

A brief intro to Basheer

(An unedited excerpt from “The daughter of no one famous”) Under the grey fleece of sunset, the muezzin called out for Maghrib. She hated this time of day. It was lead on her brain, oppressive and dim. […]

December 14th, 2008|Fiction|


It's not that I don't want you. Almighty Forbid. May that not be taken for prayer. It's just that I don't want you right just now. If I were having guests over for lunch, would I tell them to come [...]

December 11th, 2008|Poetry|

Blotting paper

Its brand story is an inspired conception; a narrative crafted to knead and unknot that part of the consumer's brain responsible for decision-making. So as someone who once studied that kind of thing to pass a few exams, I know that Hemingway and Picasso didn't actually soak up their genius-vomit with the same oilskin-bound acid-free papers I see in Exclusive Books and hear with angel-song accompaniment.

December 6th, 2008|Blog|