Thought Bin

Where I dump a fraction of the random thoughts that pop up in my bald little head

Write. Bleed. And don’t mind the crowd

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed That’s what Ernest Hemingway said. But I suppose that he said it at a point where his bleeding had started to give him life.... Continue Reading →

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Mumbai Indians – The greatest T20 team

So this is just going to be a fan post for the juggernaut that is the Mumbai Indians. When I started following IPL from season 1 in 2008, it was only because India had just won a T20 World Cup... Continue Reading →

The Juggler

In the land where what was rejected by mankind grew stronger, Gabriel had the good fortune to be born into the circus clan. Many of his generation had begun being disillusioned with their circus career and did not see this... Continue Reading →

Border-Gavaskar trophy 2020-21 – Indian cricket’s greatest underdog story ever

‘Come to the Gabba’, they said. The Indians arrived. Not with a battering ram, but with a bruised, crumbling, “second string” team whose only weapons were their dynamism and inner steel. Steel that was good enough to bore through the fortress, hour by hour, session by session and day by day. Gabba fell, and from the rubble of 36 all out, India’s gladiators built an edifice for the ages, a monument to grit, courage, self-belief and resolve at Australia’s Coliseum.

BOOK REVIEW : ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama

I can't be sure if it was a result of me being at an impressionable age or because it was truly extraordinary, but Obama's presidential campaign and election was the time I started being more curious about politics and elections.... Continue Reading →

REVIEW: ‘2010: Odyssey Two’ by Arthur C. Clarke

The book felt like a slow climb whose peaks were worth it, even if the staggering views from those peaks were for a shorter duration.

The Mirror

‘May you find yourself as immersed in this book as I was’ – 33 The subway may not be the strangest place to discover a misplaced book, thought Q, as he opened this little novel he had found, lying on... Continue Reading →

The numbers behind the making of my debut novel

This piece is one where my day job as a business analyst - identifying trends from numbers and building stories around them - meets my author persona/work. I was ruffling around a diary-ish notebook and going through the period where... Continue Reading →

BOOK REVIEW : The City and the Stars by Arthur C. Clarke

One of Clarke’s less talked about novels (compared to his other ones), and I am not sure why. I really enjoyed this. There are a few themes explored that are common across the couple of his other ones that I... Continue Reading →

A pit stop Book Review : The Nine-Chambered Heart by Janice Pariat

Saudade - A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one cares for and/or loves. Often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never be had again. I... Continue Reading →

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