I’ve always been proud to be a ’90s kid. The world was changing, and we were there. Or is that how everyone feels about their childhood? My first year at Kolkata (1998) was boring. My school friends were limited to school and I spent most of my free time lazing around, reading books. One day […]

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the coolest game that my cheap laptop can support, and I’ve been playing the multiplayer for more than 2 years now under the name Ghost (not regularly, but there have been phases). However, I’ve been immensely dissatisfied with how others play it. I have a strong affinity for properly […]

“The room overflowed with the smell of posh liquor as glasses clicked for the fifth time. The soft music soared through their ears, melting whatever guilt or inhibitions they might have had. She was already drunk, her speech slurred, her dress disheveled. Her companion smiled at her and made pleasant conversation. And in a moment, […]

Jim had been waiting for almost an hour. Quite an amazing feat for him, I assure you. He had been swinging two and fro on the gate, blabbering away strange stuff on his own, like little boys often do. Finally the car was seen at the turn. It stopped and out came his parents, his […]

As a child, he used to pretend to be the villain. He would wrap his head up in a black cloth, leaving only his eyes exposed, and run about the house with a makeshift gun, mimicking popular bad-guy lines from the cartoons on TV. His little sister used to be terrified. He enjoyed that. It’s […]

The sound was like that of high quality bass at a rock concert, pounding at our eardrums at regular intervals. A slow and steady beat without a hurry in the world, ignorant of the immense anticipation dancing amidst the silent crowd. I was but one among the hundreds of researchers gathered to witness this historical […]

“A dinosaur? Sure? In here?” “I think so”, she said, as they pushed through the pandemonium towards the centre. The playground resonated with the furore of a few dozen children, no more than 6, that had gathered around something that had captivated the imagination of many. With a little effort, they made it to the […]