Month: March 2013

  • Reading the word of God

    (Published in the Business Standard, March 19, 2013) “In the beginning was the Word, and it was inscribed upon ye parietal lobe.” No religious scriptures begin with this line, but over the last decade or so, the search for God has been conducted via MRI scans as much as through theological debate. By the mid-2000s, […]

  • Delhi’s parks, and lost trees

    This is such a Delhi story. MCD workers came in this morning to trim branches from the trees in the C-Block park, Jangpura. They were also supposed to cut down part of a gulmohar whose top branches had withered, and were hanging dangerously over the road. We were out when they came in; by the […]

  • Our bodies, ourselves

      For ten years, I wrote on gender issues (in the Kolkata Telegraph and then the International Herald Tribune), without feeling the need to share my story. It was bad journalism to become part of the story, in the first place, and then I’d been silent about my experiences for decades; the silence had become […]

  • The Hundred Names…