Here’s a piece I wrote for Tehelka, “A berth in the planet’s soul” (no, that headline isn’t mine, but I like the intro they’ve given). It’s part of their series on how globalisation has affected people in different fields. I was asked to keep it personal and so I touched on some topics already addressed on this blog at various times in the past – including the disconnect often felt by urban Indians of my age-group, having been children in the pre-liberalisation era and adults after the economy opened up (and around the time our world began to shrink because of the Internet, cellphones etc).
Frankly I’m not too happy with the final piece (would have liked to do a longer, more measured essay – closer to 3,000 words maybe) but well, have set down my hat and there I must live etc. Here’s the link again.