When the lights go out

When the lights go outWhen the lights go out

It’s been a grim 3 months. While M. A. K. Pataudi, Shammi Kapoor and Jagjit Singh were icons we shared with our parents, Steve Jobs and Dennis Ritchie were the icons of our age. Nothing makes you feel older than the passing away of your icons. I don’t want to be in a world that I don’t share with Tendulkar or Rahman. I’ve been having this bizarre vision of having been put inside a sealed, transparent glass casket and left to float in outer space. That would be nice.

October 14, 2011