Of fragile messiahs and micro-corruption

It's probably unfair but not unlikely that people will conclude that India’s campaign against corruption stalled in Bombay. While 15,000 people braved the Delhi chill to express their support for Anna Hazare, less than 5,000 turned up at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (the original site, Azad Maidan, was considered too small; several of the city’s federalised … Continue reading Of fragile messiahs and micro-corruption

The Maximum City and me

I leave for Bombay in nine hours, and I have butterflies in my stomach. Not because I'm reuniting with a former lover or because I'm excited to see family or friends who I haven't seen for a while. I'm nervous and excited because I'll be reunited with a city which exerts a fathomless hold on … Continue reading The Maximum City and me