How I Revisited Hogwarts at 20 And Found My Home Again

Harry Potter is basically my life. Back in fifth grade, I was so obsessed with it that I changed the names of all the subjects in my school timetable to Harry Potter subjects. I wrote Harry Potter fanfiction before I knew the idea of fanfiction existed and I shipped Hermione and Draco surreptitiously before I…

Discovery of Non-India

(Image souce: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31698154) This has been a tough week for India- at least the secular, modern, egalitarian India of my perhaps impractical dreams- and it ain’t getting any better. Usually I start these letters-to-a-stranger thing with a “hi” and a “how are you”, but today, I’m honestly not in the mood. When you think about the…

The Great Indian Litterbug

Satan thumped down onto the floor with a sigh. “What a tragedy”, he said. “I really need to update my list of sins.” “Why?” asked God, concerned. “Modern Indian sinners are forcing my hand!” Satan looked like he was about to cry. “Here I was, happily surrounded by the screeches of tortured souls, when Buzzfeed…