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Dogyears : The couch dog

So I tried to make Snoopy a guard dog this month... That elixir of knowledge, Wikipedia, defines a guard dog as "a dog used to guard against, and watch for, unwanted or unexpected people or animals." I thoug…

Home cooking - Malabar style

Every city comes with its quirks and eccentricities and my own home town of Kannur - the land of looms and lores - is no different. We tend to be more popular for our political misadventures but when all is said and done, …

Myriad Tales - A Season of Thrills, Chills and Spills

As the grand old warrior Bheeshma lies upon the bed of arrows, he is approached by a vivacious young reporter to recount his hilarious interpretation of what really transpired.  Two inspectors posing as palmists, one absent m…

You have only released my hand...

Author's note: This is my take on The Moving Quill's " From 15 to 50 " prompt where we have to write a flash fiction between 15 - 50 words, based any one of the 3 prompts provided ( check them …

Apothecary review: An engaging debate on the true victims of medical malpractice

In director Madhav Ramadasan's Apothecary , we follow the life and travails of the head of the neurosurgery department who is rushed into the same posh tertiary hospital 'Apothecary' he works in, following a road tra…

If Ebola struck India: Don't panic but don't be ignorant either

Over the past couple of months, we have been so consumed by important national events (RaGa vs NaMo, Srinivasan becoming the ICC head et al) that we have totally failed to notice or even give any significant importance to tha…

Railonama - An anthology

There are a few short stories of mine coming out in the next couple of months in what is proving to be a very industrious year for my " Published stories " page. Railonama by Good Times Books publishers and edit…

Doc Terror

In every college, there is that one professor. I believe the official adjective used to describe them is ‘stern’. Of course, you and I both know the relatively polite term we use in college: ‘Terror’. In our college too, ther…