That girl, the one without the name. The one just like us. The one whose battered body stood for all the anonymous women in this country whose rapes and deaths are a footnote in the left-hand column of the newspaper...
Older and wiser, none of us want to be Modesty Blaise any more. Instead, we'll settle for making war, money and love the way she did. That should be enough.
I gave up on trying to do the Bombay scene - what was the point when it was so Delhi?
A flock of bookish birds: Restless Chattering Starlings, Feather-Brained Cuckoos, Bibulous Bulbuls, Culture Vultures, Page Three Mynah Birds digging for gossip, Greater Common Shrills, the caustic Butcher Birds...
My guests have been hooted at, had obscene gestures made at them, and showered with muck. "Really," they say nervously, retreating from verandah to main house, "it's a zoo in here."
"In my mother's house and my grandmother's house, meals came in two varieties: Indian and English. Between these two extremes, the Indian lunches and the English dinners, lay a third path: not moderate, but iconoclastic." The joint-runner up entry i
A police personnel during a mock-drill conducted by Delhi Police, to check anti-terror prepardeness at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi.PTI Photo /Vijay Verma
Newly elected President of Akhada Parishad Mahant Ravindra Puri with Akhada Parishad General Secretary Mahant Hari Giri and sadhus, performs the 'Ganga Pujan' ritual at Sangam, in Prayagraj.PTI Photo
Wrestlers in action during the state level wrestling tournament at Babura Village in Mirzapur.PTI Photo
Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala with Jitendra Singh talks to media after meeting Election Commissioner, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Jitendra Singh comes out from Election Commission office, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/Shahbaz Khan
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