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Secret Diary of

Vinod Mehta

The powers-that-be in this new environment see to it that our brains remain intact and absorb everything.

Vinod Mehta
Illustration by Saahil
Vinod Mehta
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Should I do the diary? New place, honorary job, new environment, no pollution, greenery all round, and contrary to expectations, no one with wings. I am certain that this place has no secrets hence from where can I create the secret diary. No problem. From Bombay, Delhi and Lucknow, I had created an image that I can produce readable stuff. It gave me the confidence that humans on any planet can make news. Look at Mr Spock, who was such a great character and loved by all in Star Trek.

Of course, Spock did not maintain a Secret Diary. But the new trend in these new worlds is that entrants should maintain secret diaries with information on the past, present and future. The powers-that-be in this new environment see to it that our brains remain intact and absorb everything. From the comments which appeared in the media I did not err in keeping my table ‘paper-free’ and relaxed keeping my feet on it. The media may be a ‘great communicator’ but it provided freedom for the editor to convey assent or dissent by just raising his eyebrows. 

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