After almost a decade of watching football, playing FIFA and PES on computers, fanfaring, being a supporter and most importantly experiencing and playing the beautiful game - I have zeroed in on a playing position for scrutiny, the central defensive midfield. It is otherwise known as the defensive midfield or the holding midfield. This position … Continue reading The Box to Box Player!
I wouldn't want to make a personal diary of this place, but this morning was unlike any other. And hence deserves an exception. It begins at 6:10am, with the sound of the standard nokia alarm clock. I slowly pull myself up for my morning ablution. The role of Fajr namaz is usually underrated by writers … Continue reading The Climb
It is a sultry Thursday evening in South Delhi. The prospect of heading back to base after work does not evoke any particular feeling. Then I remember my impending visit to the dargah of Nizamuddin with my sister. A place that any new visitor to the ancient city of Delhi would find interesting. We set … Continue reading The Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro
In India, there is not a single day that goes by without some crime or the other being committed. The last three weeks has seen so much happen that reading a newspaper or running through a Twitter news feed becomes exceedingly difficult. The entire purpose of existence haunts me during times like these. I am … Continue reading Among the Oppressed
The tires make a 'splishhh' sound as a motorbike makes its way in slow motion. The newly laid road has had it's first wash of the season. The rider atop the bike imbibes the rain washed atmosphere, and looks skyward in appreciation. The layer of dust on the trees has miraculously turned into its original … Continue reading The Birds
Father and son are seen having a serious conversation outside a counseling session hall. There are seats being allocated on the basis of ranks earned from the entrance exam test. The institute is reputedly one of the best to study languages and literature in India. The exchange between father and son would decide the course … Continue reading The Choices you Make
There is a rich folk tradition in Karnataka and the reason behind this is mostly historical. There is an urgent need to understand the richness and variety in folk tradition today. The political powers in contemporary India are trying to define the country based on the framework of a ‘Vedic’ tradition. To understand the ground … Continue reading Folk Scenes in Karnataka