Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum

Homeless

He sits there, huddled, in the alcove of an abandoned doorway near the railway station. A threadbare suitcase and a brace of soiled quilts, his only possessions.

There is an unmistakable stench of cheap liquor and urine when one walks past him. When people turn up their noses as they pass him, it is difficult to tell if they do it because of the revolting smell or because they are disgusted by his hoarse “Spare some change please?“, knowing where their change would inevitably end up!
Continue reading “Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum”

The Protector

African Lion
Atop the highest rock stood the alpha male, un-moving, regal, as if hewn out of the very rock he stood upon. As the giant, pale yellow moon rose on the horizon, the solitary figure on the rock was silhouetted against it, lending an eerie, almost surreal touch to the scene. His eyes, red as glowing embers, set deep under a huge forehead, surveyed the surroundings. His territory! Over the years, he had expanded it, bit by bit… claiming victories over others who had dared challenge his superiority. His enormous body bore the marks of his triumphs.

Continue reading “The Protector”

A fresh start…

More than 11 years since I first came across the concept of “blogging”, I am making a fresh start here. I hope what I write here will reflect the kind of writing I like to read online these days. The domain name is an attempt to take the responsibility that comes with putting a name to what one writes on teh interwebs.

What I will write here is what I think or believe in at the time of writing. You, gentle reader, may or may not agree with it. If you do agree, here’s a *highfive* in advance. In case, you don’t, that’s fine. In fact, it’s great that you disagree. Difference of opinions or points of view is something to be celebrated. Go ahead and disagree with me on comments or on your own blog or on Twitter. But remember…

He who establishes his argument by noise and command shows that his reason is weak

-Michel de Montaigne

Since this is a fresh start, I am leaving the baggage of my old blog behind. So here’s to getting reacquainted with long”er”-form writing. I will, of course, continue to be active on Twitter. So you can follow me on Twitter too…

Cheers!