sonder: The Solution. 

The concept of ‘solution’ is hardly singular. There is no one solution to a problem because of the quintessential nature of mutliple problems and their respective solutions changing and growing in a given epoch.  But right now, with Indo-Pak ties coming irreparably undone, one solution comes to mind. You’d think it’s seemingly unrelated, but this…

sonder: Winners

You’re in a zombie apocalypse. The world is literally burning down. You and a bunch of other random people are out on the street looking for food. And all of you spot a lone packet of potato chips in an abandoned store at the same time. What goes through your mind? How fast do you…

sonder: Triptych

sonder is a weekly segment featuring random rants or stories (with strong opinions, no offense meant)  Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favour fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate…

sonder: Apathy.

apathy (n) : lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern. Is a country truly built upon integrity and communal spirit? Is its peace/productivity a product of the collaboration of its citizens? Or is a country a direct extension of whatever dirty politics its government decides to indulge in? None of the above. Anchoring the ship to…

sonder: Defending Indian Culture.

More than 4 people got into a fight yesterday in Hyderabad. Their weapons were sticks and stones (their gun dealer was probably out of town). And they were bravely defending something that every Indian must defend (by injuring others apparently) – Indian culture and tradition. Two families fought with sticks and stones, injuring each other,…

sonder: The Next Step for the Modi Govt.

Differences in living conditions and standards are ever-present realities of any country, but are more pronounced in a developing country like India. And even more pronounced in India perhaps, being infamous for its largely corrupt government, with no distinction between institutional hierarchy – it is prevalent right from the village panchayat to the upper echelons….

sonder: Juxtaposing Modern Feminism.

A 23-year-old paramedic was brutally assaulted and gang raped by six persons in a moving bus in South Delhi and thrown out of the vehicle with her male friend on the night of December 16, 2012. She died in a Singapore hospital on December 29, barely clinging to some semblance of life. Four years later…

Terribly Tiny Tales #1

She hears one thousand voices every day. She hears one voice every night. And one day, she can’t hear the thousand voices anymore.

sonder: Beauty.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Maybe the saying never intended to include dysfunctional beholders. Or maybe it never occurred to those who first said it in those halcyon social-media-deficit days that true beauty would become the perverse concept it is today. I recently watched a reaction video made by Fine Brother’s Entertainment…

sonder: The Seven Deadly ‘Sins’ in 2016.

  PRIDE: Orange is the new Black. Ego is the new Pride. If you don’t have an ego, you’re spineless. Having an ego is not a sin, people. It’s a parameter by which your conviction/strength is judged. Determination is not the way I’m going to achieve my goals; it’s having an ego that will show…

sonder: Halloween and Death.

Halloween and Death. 31 years ago on this day, a woman walked down the path flanked by freshly mown grass and fragrant flowers. All was quiet in the garden. Until 33 bullets were fired into her body. Bullets which came from guns held by trusted hands. A pair of hands that had been trusted for…