The Lives in a Metro

II 11:29 pm. The last metro to Noida City Centre leaves Rajiv Chowk. It’s unusually empty. You notice because you normally remark at how many people rely upon the last metro. The train arrives but something is different. The lights. The lights in the train are off. Why are the lights off? Only the red…

The Lives in a Metro

I Bob Bob isn’t just my name. Sometimes, it feels like Bob is my life, you know what I mean? It’s just so…Bob. Nothing changes in my life – just the same shit, every day, day after day, and then another day. And it isn’t for lack of trying, mind you. I do whatever I…

The Joys of (Not) Mooting

As yet another IMS approaches, I see our beloved campus rapidly transform into a battleground. The camaraderie between classmates turns into combat and friendly jesting to jeering. As much as it pains me to witness my fellow classmates descend into this carnage, I can’t help but feel a tinge of pleasure for being far removed…

Of Bhangra, Bhatura, and (un)Burnt Calories

Monday, 7:00 A.M: I am ready to hit the gym! New semester, new me.  Starting today, I shall exercise every day and eat only nutritious food. Hello to the first day of my happy and healthy life! Monday, 4:30 P.M: Cereal for breakfast, roti-sabzi for lunch. I’ve been eating right all day. So maybe I…

The Boy Who Lived – Part IV

(You can also read Part I, Part II and Part III. ) CHAPTER IV The voices in Tony’s head, crying out desperately, suddenly ceased. His eyes grew lifeless, muddy brown turning tundra. “I don’t quite understand.” “I suppose it’d be best if I told you everything from the beginning, although heaven only knows where it began and how it…