I’ll eventually grow into it

It happened just after my eyes fell on the notice stuck to one of the walls at Khan’s Butchery.

“Ready fried onions. Perfect for vagaars and biryanis. Don’t be fooled by imitations”.


A brief intro to Basheer

(An unedited excerpt from “The daughter of no one famous”)

Under the grey fleece of sunset, the muezzin called out for Maghrib.
She hated this time of day. It was lead on her brain, oppressive and dim.



It’s not that I don’t want you. Almighty Forbid. May that not be taken for prayer. It’s just that I don’t want you right just […]

Blotting paper

Its brand story is an inspired conception; a narrative crafted to knead and unknot that part of the consumer's brain responsible for decision-making. So as someone who once studied that kind of thing to pass a few exams, I know that Hemingway and Picasso didn't actually soak up their genius-vomit with the same oilskin-bound acid-free papers I see in Exclusive Books and hear with angel-song accompaniment.

spoken word

The audio renderings of selected poems in mp3 format (a pocket voice recorder makes for low production value).