Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.

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BABA BABA BLACK SHEEP Baba baba black sheep Where did you go? What were you thinking? Nobody knows Ship is sinking Concerns grow Paradigm shifting NREGA slow Mummy may be … Continue reading

March 9, 2015 · 4 Comments

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BULLDOZING   Hey! Ho! The judge ride in. Boom! The house go down. He press the clutch With gentle touch Reverse for one more round Arrest that Patkar! Gaikwad too! … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

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Stitching I stitch myself together I use the needle well It hurts, I scream I hide the seams So nobody can tell

March 22, 2013 · 4 Comments

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Pande’s Request Big sir, can we stop now? My hands are paining very much. I understand your meaning We should have the common touch But so much touch is bad … Continue reading

January 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

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Man of Glass    Upper class, man of glass Totally transparent Easily, see through me It’s all quite apparent.   A gives money Straight to B There’s nothing to hide. … Continue reading

October 12, 2012 · 8 Comments

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MAMA’S PIZZA Come to Mama’s Pizza shop Pizza very nice Drool at all the things on top But never ask the price You can come and stand outside And smell … Continue reading

September 18, 2012 · 23 Comments

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Life Hey! Wait! No! Damn! Shit! Really? Over.

August 29, 2012 · 3 Comments

Pome of the Day

Big Red Flashie Light  Mama, can we get the car A big, red, flashie light? Flish! Flash! The light will go Such a pretty sight If police are on the … Continue reading

August 11, 2012 · 4 Comments


Tomorrow never dies in Delhi I want it tomorrow I said He agreed Two weeks later I yell, I beg, I plead He’s shocked, and full of sympathy And conscious … Continue reading

July 16, 2012 · 6 Comments


Middle Men In between The beginning and the end Are lots of men Who know the men Behind them

July 6, 2012 · Leave a comment


 The Grumblies of the No-No (translated from the Sukumar Roy) The Grumblies of the No-No Frown upon the ho ho Say anything funny, they go “Ho ho? No no! No … Continue reading

July 1, 2012 · 3 Comments


A pome for Mahi Nobody can kill me Nobody at all Not the goons who roam the streets Not the men behind the walls Not the men who dig the … Continue reading

June 25, 2012 · 1 Comment


A pome for Shaan The Oberoi has water But little Shaan does not The government is helpless The tankers leak a lot. They leak to Mrs Verma They leak to … Continue reading

June 21, 2012 · Leave a comment


What could be sillier Than the view from Antillia? *The India Update team will be writing pomes daily, except when he’s on holiday

June 17, 2012 · 1 Comment


Uncle’s Invention (translated from the Sukumar Roy) Chandidas’s uncle made a really weird machine The local people cheered, it was the best they’d ever seen. When he was very small, … Continue reading

June 17, 2012 · Leave a comment

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