Articuno Lampansé

Articuno Lampansé

    The sad thing was, the whole affair came about by chance. Malcolm had no reason to be in the Second Round Bookstore on that Thursday afternoon. But he had taken a chance that his boss would not miss him and had walked back from Prinsep Street to his...
The Funeral of an Honourable Gentleman

The Funeral of an Honourable Gentleman

  Funerals. Among the many things I hate is attending funerals. They are by far the most sanctimonious events on earth. A time where people heaped superficial emotions, pity and tears and then settle down for a cup of tea and hot soup. No matter how much I hated...
A Longing for Those Who Lament

A Longing for Those Who Lament

    Each word is a fly    foregrounding the gap of its silence. I scan for microscales    something minute enough to radiate a thought that might be flown into the carpel of snapdragon. I can follow the minute in and out, imagine myself at prayer in the...
A Bigger Splash

A Bigger Splash

  If you were a filmmaker with an ambition to a make an impact, you might reconsider whether you would be likely to do so with a remake. But A Bigger Splash, the latest offering from director Luca Guadagnino, (a retake more than remake of the 1969 Alain Delon...
Searching for Silvio

Searching for Silvio

    Two months after my father dies, his older brother Silvio—who my father cherished and promised to take care of after their father died, who looks like my father, and laughs like him—gets married at age 86. On a frigid Saturday in December, at a church...