Tag Archives: Patiala

blog 329: monkeys

July 19th Belated reports of a brouhaha in Hyderabad of the prickly Muslim minority who has apparently declared war and rampaged through part of Hyderabad and Mysore and Madras. The nutters were Muslims. The victims were Hindu. The Nizam’s agents … Continue reading

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blog 213: let it be so!

I starred at the Rajah. “I think I should apologize Rajah for my Hogg Fit. I occasionally get them. Hogg Fits.” “No. Not at all. When I heard you had just arrived and this damnable fool was there insulting me … Continue reading

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blog 210: i confront the rakshasa

“Touche!” he said. “Brass?” “Yes!” I replied as I pulled out another brass knife and waved it under his nose. He was impaled and could not move. Rakshasas find brass curiously fatal. It was perhaps the one perfectly ridiculous thing … Continue reading

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blog 209: the haunted pavilion

I crafted a slingshot and filled a bag with pebbles and stones and also brass balls I found in the brass vendor’s shop. Ball bearings. What a find! Obviously black market from the approaching railroad! I also armed myself with … Continue reading

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blog 208: monkeys attack in mass

My sons and I attended the court per an appointment. The Royal Munshi, a thin, nervous man, insisted on giving us the grand tour of the Qila Mubarak. The Fortunate Castle seemed down on it’s luck . The jewel box … Continue reading

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blog 207: it has to be rakshasas!

I slept very badly. Dreams nagged and tormented me. I could not remember anything but they kept tormenting me. I woke profoundly anxious and dispirited. One dream inspired almost a panic attack. But none of the dreams were wet dreams … Continue reading

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blog 205: parasites of the soul

“I pinned down several persons who said the Wahhabists started their terror campaign first and then the monkeys appeared” I said. “Some supernatural entities feed off fear and hysteria and anxiety and terror. Bullies do certainly. But supernatural beings feed … Continue reading

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