’Tis a cold winter here in America where I’ve been the last month.’

I wrote this three years ago, while spending December in America, under the Trump regime!

Yesterday while speaking at a function on the role of writers I saw a young lady putting her headeown every time I said we all had a role to play in changing peoples lives.

I met her afterwards during the tea break:

"You didn't seem to be agreeing with what I said?" I asked her.

Today, on India's Republic Day, I am proud to be a citizen of the world's largest democracy: Of a land that has a written constitution which is the longest in the world; 397 articles, 12 schedules.

Till 1967, seventeen states in the USA, banned interracial marriages!

That same year the law was found unconstitutional and thrown out. Immediately after that public approval of interracial marriage rose from around 5% in the 1950s to around 80% in the 2000s! Which means that because of a stupid law, people felt marrying from another community was wrong.

And in my mind’s eye, I picture scores of angels, running to the Lord with cellphones in their hands, “Lord!” says an old angel, impatience clearly in his voice, “Shall I tell her you’re busy, talking to a million and more?”

 “Who’s it?” asks the Lord, even as He continues conversing to each one who calls on Him.