Struck on the road again: The Motorcycle Club – II

An old member of the motorcycle club (let’s call him ‘S’), through whom I came to know of the club, calls me on my mobile phone. He wants to know whether I will join the long ride (135 kilometres either way) the club is to undertake the next day. When I reply in the affirmative,… Continue reading Struck on the road again: The Motorcycle Club – II

A Death Threat and a Break-in Attempt

“isko maarne ke liye professionals┬ábula rahe haiN.” (We are calling professionals to kill him.) A voice piped up in the corridor outside the main door door of the flat (within a hostel/paying-guest accommodation) in which I rent a room, as I sat on the sofa in the hall, watching television last night. I stepped out… Continue reading A Death Threat and a Break-in Attempt

Enemy’s campaign strategy

“Dar gayaa! Dar gayaa!” (He’s scared! He’s scared!) One of two men on a motorcycle behind me shouts, as I ride mine back home from work last evening. “WadhaaiyaaN! aaja hor wadhaaiyaaN devaaN!” (Congratulations! Come let me congratulate you even more!), I shout back and slow down. As he passes me, he says, “Sir, aap… Continue reading Enemy’s campaign strategy