Showing posts from April, 2006

postcard from j: living waters

Surely, one may have wondered about the postcards theme that I use for my blog. There is a very good reason for that - a Jesuit priest introduced me to the dying practice of writing and sending postcards. No, I'm not talking about those really pretty picture postcards that you receive from some relative or friend who went backpacking across Europe. These are the typical postcards available at your friendly (and increasingly redundant) Indian post office - those dull yellowing rectangular pieces of paper which challenged even the most articulate among us to fit in the right number of words in the limited writing space on it.

I have received a few postcards from Father G in the course of my interaction with him since 1997. And each one has been inspiring and much treasured. The last few days have witnessed high drama with regard to the Narmada Bachao Andolan - Medha Patkar's fast, Aamir Khan lending his support to the cause, Arundhati Roy's comments, Narendra Modi's retal…

postcard from j: b for bangalore

Hmm... so Bangalore made it to the news for all the wrong reasons. It was sad to see such disturbing images on television - especially the one of the cop being chased and beaten.

Its been a little over a year since I started blogging. Ironically, its Easter Sunday today and it was Easter Sunday last year too when I created my first blogpost! So, what am I gonna blog about today? Bangalore! Why? Coz the last few days had so many TV programmes on the Garden City that I am almost compelled to key in my thoughts about the B-city. First, CNN-IBN's "The State Of Bangalore" followed by "What's Cool" in Bangalore. It brought back memories of my trip last year.

For me, Bangalore means:
# My good friend Ranju, who got me back to my reading habit and also introduced me to blogging.
# Rahul Dravid - the cricketer, the man **dreamy-eyed**
# Blossom's - truly a treasure trove of books. It ought to be a tourist attraction.
# Pubs... hmm, the last time, I didn't really …