Suchi Govindarajan

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Suchi Govindarajan works as a technical writer. In her spare time, she does freelance writing and editing, and also volunteers with the Spastics Society of Karnataka. You can follow her on twitter: @suchiswriting

My glittering vices

In my imagination, Ramchand Khemchand Academy, where I started my unremarkable education, loomed like a huge fortress over Colaba. Every afternoon, at lunchtime, we would troop down to the basement canteen for lunch. This was still the 70s, so mothers would arrive with lunchboxes of steaming food and cajole bored children into consuming their body-weight’s worth of carbohydrates.

Kumari, the biscuit bandit

Great train journeys are a fixture on the landscape of Indian nostalgia. Whenever you are stuck for conversation, all you have to do is whisper something like, “Don’t you love travelling by train?”, and all manner of stories will come tumbling forth.

The desi ‘foot in mouth’ epidemic

A terrifying new disease is spreading its slimy tentacles all across the country, only months after the first outbreak. The disease, caused by a deadly virus, targets people such as politicians, public officials and even gurus whose moral immunity may have already been weakened by years of exposure to similar illnesses.

Kumari, the biscuit bandit

Great train journeys are a fixture on the landscape of Indian nostalgia. Whenever you are stuck for conversation, all you have to do is whisper something like, “Don’t you love travelling by train?”, and all manner of stories will come tumbling forth.

Running is the new religion

Last Sunday, I went for an early morning walk in Lalbagh, one of the two large gardens of Bengaluru. Now Lalbagh on most mornings is a little microcosm of Bengaluru.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.