A letter to Pablo

There was a beautiful challenge on AKN (Aap Ka Nazrana) network. A photograph of a ragpicker.. dishevelled hair, torn clothes, expectedly walking through filth.. and I wanted to write something positive… here is what i wrote — a fictional letter. Dearest Pablo,Trust this finds you in good health and cheer. …

The ragpicker

The ragpickerLast night in the school under the dim streetlightThe good lady spoke of things dark and brightShe has always been a wonderful spiritTeaching us the alphabet and the digit. She never let us ponder or thinkOf how much worse it could all have beenI don’t have the time to …

Vintage wine

It is amazing how we seem to get impatient with our cricketers, more so with Sachin Tendulkar. On Sunday, I was part of a television show that devoted much time to discussing how his batting had gone on the decline. It was silly, even painful, to be discussing Tendulkar’s batting …