On a busy stretch of road adjoining Loyola College in Nungambakkam, several makeshift shops dot the pavement. One of them boasts a set of gramophones, several antique-looking telephones and wall clocks, arranged on a set of newspapers. Customers mill around the glinting wares, with curious expressions on their faces. A plainly dressed, middle-aged man speaking … More Old-world charm by the roadside
The entry to Karimadom Colony, an impoverished area in the heart of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala, is lined with dingy tenements with flimsy aluminum roofing on both sides. Travel further inwards and the walls of the houses have turned hazy red due to the dust from the construction work that is going on. The rows of … More An Urban Assessment: Karimadom Colony
As we drove the car along the long, tarred road flanked on both sides by green fields, we eagerly kept an eye out for a milestone indicating the distance to our destination. The morning sun was scorching despite it being only 11 am. A few minutes later, we sighted a white stone by the side … More An Adventure to Pulicat
As the stooped, wrinkled old man sitting on the edge of the bed flips through the photo album in his hands, he squints, trying to recognize the faded pictures from his past. Coming across a photo of five young men – naval enlists – on the deck of a ship, a wry smile breaks out … More Morse Man.
The raging dispute over the implementation of the One Rank One Pension (OROP) Scheme for the last two months has snowballed into what can only be described as a face-saving situation for the Modi Government.