Meeting Aamir Khan

Aamir Khan is in the news… on many people’s minds, and twitter feeds, and facebook status updates. And not for a memorable film or an impactful episode of Satyamev Jayate. He said some things that some people are not happy with, and in case you do not know, you can read about it here.

In our India, people are free to say what they want to say as long as it is within the constitution’s Right to Freedom of Speech. Some people get affected and some don’t. Those who get affected are probably those who value the views of the speaker. So one needs to say things with care, and after much thinking. It becomes difficult, especially if the speaker is not far from the truth.

This raging controversy will take some time to subside, or till something else comes up to grab our attention, but the talk of Aamir Khan brought to mind my meeting with him a few months ago. It is posted on my autograph website, Just Autographs here, and reproduced below. Continue reading

Midnight adventure

When school exams are done, the days that follow, for the children, are mixed with joy and anguish as the corrected papers are returned. The one thing that I look forward to during this time is Gautam’s English Language paper. Creative writing under time pressure could be quite a challenge. The Std VIII attempt…

Write an original story beginning with the following: I cozied up in my warm blanket, on a cold winter night, when I …

Midnight adventure

I cozied up in my warm blanket, on a cold winter night, when I heard a gunshot. It was past midnight and I was watching television. My name is John Lee. I live with my elder brother Jack, and my parents. Continue reading