Category Archives: journalism

Tareef. Praise. Roger Ebert.

Roger Ebert died today. He was 70. This link below has been sitting in the drafts folder of my blog for a long time. Of course I am proud of the words he used to describe me. I am proud … Continue reading

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I was born to write this.

There is a song in Chak De! India that has a very unexpected effect on me. It happened first during a car journey. I was travelling to the Tees Hazari District courts with my 3-year-old daughter by my side. We were going … Continue reading

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Find a way to change the story, Mama

Radhika and IExhausted in the late afternoon heatOn a news shoot.Can’t remember right away where we wereNot Banda, not Muzzafarpur, not RaipurSeems somewhere in Rajasthan. I remember the hut.Long, not square like children draw.Big shady tree outsideMen sitting on a … Continue reading

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