Review of Kerala Hugged by Ankur Mutreja

Review of Kerala Hugged by Ankur Mutreja

  (This review was first published on the Facebook page of the book ‘Kerala Hugged’ on 30.12.2016 and is being reproduced here today) Should an author write a review of his own book? Why not if he is willing to highlight just the negative points, esp when he has read the book hundred times and self-edited everything. So, I do hereby review my own book. Photographs A travelogue just can’t…

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Suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar

Suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar Is Puzzling

The recent suspension of Mani Shankar Aiyar just doesn’t reconcile with the current political scenario. The apparent reason, as stated by Rahul Gandhi, is as incredible as Rahul Gandhi himself. Nobody can suspend a long time loyalist of the family for calling Modi a Neech Aadmi. More confusing is the fact that not even a single voice in the Congress has risen against this suspension. Jaitely claims it to be…


Rahul Gandhi and being pappu

Rahul Gandhi and Being Pappu

To be frank, I found Rahul Gandhi an amenable person till not very long ago, but now when he has decided to project himself for prime minister ship, the fact he is a loser has become prominent. He is an incorrigible loser deserving sympathy but no faith. Of course, a loser can learn and win but only if he does. Rahul Gandhi has not shown any inclination to learn. The…


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Sword Mightier than Pen

The patrons of the pen are those who immerse themselves in books and dream of the world where there is no bloodshed. The patrons of the sword are those who kill humans and beasts alike giving the benefit of doubt always to self. Both like colors, but the pen likes rainbow and the sword likes red. The mind is the best friend of the pen, who come together to write…


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My Kite Is Flying

In the sky, above the clouds, my kite is flying with the pretty sparrow, whom she tweets day and night. She returns to me at the end of the day and just before the dark night, but I fear one day she will break the thread of friendship and disappear beyond my searching eyes. I can fetter her movement with my sly mind, but my heart revolts if I break…


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Inquisitive Today

I am inquisitive today. Can I go into the past and change the future? Can I go into the future and experience the past? What if I go into the past, change everything, and am re-born a boy? What if I go into the future and love myself re-born as boy? Gods are infuriated again, but Why? Is this the new version of Adam & Eve? Have Gods forgotten their…


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Very Lonely Today

Dimples on my cheeks caused many a traffic jams, but nobody cares to kiss me today. My lovers would not let me sleep even for a second, but there is not one in sight today. The pimp at the signal, who sold me like a prostitute, is not soliciting the clients today. The new bitch round the corner, they say, is very sexy; is everybody riding on her today? Nobody…


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The Eyes Revolt

Each part of his body has complied to the call of the alarm, but the eyes revolt. The hot water bath has put his brain once again in the charge, but the eyes revolt. He is trying to cajole the eyes with the American dream, but the eyes revolt. The eyes have been confined inside the dark sunglasses, but the eyes revolt. Enough is enough, he has decided to move…