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On Comics: City Limits

*note: this is supposed to be missionary-type article, and is not meant for you comics-literate types* Back in the days when the Internet, mobile phones and digital video cameras were as sci-fi as Flash Gordon, when Indrajaal Comics were everywhere and Bahadur, Mandrake and Phantom ruled the hearts and minds of Indian kids, comics knew … Continue reading

The Lightning Thief: Hindustan Times

An adolescent superhero who suffers from attention deficit disorder and dyslexia, schoolteachers who suddenly turn into Furies, a summer camp for half-bloods (children of gods and mortals) separated into teams torn apart by ancient quarrels who compete for Quidditch-Cup-esque prizes, a huge movie deal, worldwide publicity – yes, we’re definitely talking about another ‘next Harry … Continue reading

Roundabout: A Delhi fable

Appeared in Outlook’s new city magazine, City Limits, available today: Once upon a time in the not so distant future, there lives a man named Arkesh ‘Jazzy’ Arora. Arkesh is a prince of the city of djinns. He owns a large water-power-food conglomerate, several suburban shopping malls, two riverbed-side five-star hotels, four thriving slums and … Continue reading

Planet X

Randomly felt like blogging something – since I cant think of anything, ill just post the first chunk of this weeks telegraph column, which im writing now. Gentlemen, rewrite your textbooks – there’s a new planet in town, and you can call it 2003 UB313. What’s most fascinating about this new planet so far is … Continue reading

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