Sacrifice or slaughter?

Never had I seen heads being chopped off their bodies than recently. My soul was shaken; my breath was taken; my heart was frozen; my faith was broken–as I witnessed the murder of innocent animals in a North Eastern temple recently. Recently I happened to go to the Kamakhya temple, a well-known Hindu shrine located…

Left the pen aside

Writer as I am, I’ve taken a hiatus to ponder on a few things. I’m thinking of my past and present. An analogy that I draw tells me of a difference which the advent of time has brought into my life. Earlier images that I was used to see around my table and in my…

3 questions to ponder upon, writers

You’re not the only fellow in the writing world. Like it or not. It’s a bare fact. The world is full of writers, much better than you and I. There is a whole lot of competition—in the print or online space—to attract readers. So I don’t mind shooting the 3ree most important questions at you—writers.…

Reading and writing: The tradition must continue

Tradition must continue—of writing and reading thereof. While it is understood that the debate will be around on the mode–print or digital, it must not affect the age-old tradition. Let’s not even decide whether or not it is in the larger interest. It should, however, be left to the discretion of the reader as to…

Print media: What lies in the future

My recent encounter with an article in a newspaper recently made me think about the prospects of print media in the near future. The article, however expressed hope and predicted 17% growth in print media in India in the coming years. But the questions are still in the air on the future of this globally…

Is the Internet a threat to Journalism

Today, it was an important day as the workshop on the changing landscape for journalists took place in the office. The workshop, that was much more than the vanilla talk, focused on how journalists can ready themselves for the new age challenges posed by the online world–a world where the information spreads in seconds like…