Festivals are now all about buy and buy more. It’s less about being with loved ones, celebrating moments of togetherness and more about that sleek 56 inch HD TV, fully automatic washing machine. iphone6s, Belgium chocolates and the list is endless. If you are a journalist then there are very high chances that you would wish Diwali to vanish in a jiffy. You have lots of work, stiff deadlines and planning of special features crowding your mind 24X7.
There are stacks of books arranged prettily on my table. I have been wanting to read the biography of Einstein for quite some days. Somehow, Diwali work fatigue and Theory of Relativity just don’t go together. In the midst of books on my table also lies the anniversary special issue of Outlook. Last evening, I picked up the Outlook and started reading. There is a wonderful feature on ‘Twenty authors. Twenty stories. Twenty words.’
He drew the blanket up over his wife’s sleeping daughter. What does she call you? I asked. Uncle, he said.