Dear Water As I looked on, the Brahmaputra showed me the full stretch of his expanse, and I was humbled. Were you a sea masquerading as a mere river? Were you THE mighty river spoken of only in myths and folklore? I could see in my mind’s eye the huts on stilts at a distance,… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge Catch-up: W is for Water
Dear Viral Fever (Not to be confused with the social media viral fever. This is the original gangster which leaves your legs feeling like plutonium dumbbells and your backbone like if someone embroidered on it with iron thread) There was a time when you had influence and clout in all circles. Your name meant something,… Continue reading #A2Z Challenge: V is for Viral Fever!
Dear Unsolicited Advice,
CC to “Bag of Salt”
Unsolicited, from Latin, “sollicitus”, meaning, “I have a finger to put in every pie so we can all eat better pies.” Some lexicon liberties might have been taken in that statement.
Here is some unsolicited advice for you, Unsolicited Advice.
Why are you so needy? You show up everywhere, on about every issue in the world, also on all the insignificant others. Advice is, as it is, is going through a global retrenchment and protectionist wave. Most people will take advice only from their own trusted fools, and anything from any other living or non-living entity will be met with derision, disdain, and most importantly, inaction. And that will be your entropic end.
Set yourself up for success
Given the general aversion to advice, and its lofty cousin, gyan, one must acknowledge that no one really seeks you out. Textbook…
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Dear Unsolicited Advice, CC to “Bag of Salt” Unsolicited, from Latin, “sollicitus”, meaning, “I have a finger to put in every pie so we can all eat better pies.” Some lexicon liberties might have been taken in that statement. Here is some unsolicited advice for you, Unsolicited Advice. Why are you so needy? You show… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge: U is for Unsolicited Advice
Dear Tintin If there was something called a platonic crush (most crushes end up becoming platonic, involuntarily though, if you think of it), I would so have it for you. You and your lovable menagerie are the best fairytales of all times. The taller, unbound version of each single title could launch monthly dreams, back… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge: T is for Tintin
Dear Sasuraal (hindi, translated literally to the house of the father-in-law) Marked: Urgent You need to change your PR agency. I have done a review of your marketing profile, and some things do not look good. There is some amount of image erosion over the last several decades, which we can tackle through a two-pronged… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge: S is for “Sasuraal”
Dear Romantic Comedies What draws me mindlessly to you? I have excavated and watched so many rom-coms, that Wikipedia could wiki me on this. Are you a guilty pleasure? Like hell, you are. You simplify love, destiny and our happy endings (except for that one time in 500 Days of Summer) in a glittery gift… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge: R is for Romantic Comedies
Dear Queens of Hearts and Diamonds I don’t know if you remember what Shri Shri Eagles sang a few years ago in a feted piece called “Desperado” which must be required listening in all syllabi for all courses in all universities in all worlds. “Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy She'll beat you if… Continue reading #A2Z Challenge: Q is for the Queens of Hearts and Diamonds
Dear Parlour ladies and gentlemen, We need to talk. It’s not you, it’s me. I am breaking up with you. And like most socially awkward break-up ceremonies, I am doing it through passive-aggressive communication. What happens in eyebrows, stays in eyebrows Why is it that my decision to thread my eyebrows metamorphoses into a treatise… Continue reading #A2Z Challenge: P is for Parlour Ladies
Dear Odisha, (referring to Odisha, the state where Devdutt Pattanaik, Sona Mohapatra and Biswa Kalyan Rath are from, and Odia/ Odia are the people and the language, no other epithet needed, thank you) You have brought me so much joy. I am an Odia, loud and proud. I have lived through the age of being… Continue reading #A2ZChallenge: O is for Odisha