Category Archives: Baby

For the one who came through me

You have turned but eight and already the labels have started – talented, friendly, disruptive, naughty – and be sure, there shall be more. From those who love you and those who don’t care; from friends and acquaintances and sometimes, … Continue reading

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Selfishness

At seven you watch your birthday candles As your father lights each one slowly, Hypnotized by their flickering bright light, Impatient to do it yourself. And I warn you, “Stop or you’ll burn yourself.” At six she wanders boldly in … Continue reading

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Experiments in writing.

I’ve never done this. But there is a first time for everything. So here goes. There was this writing contest announced for all IIT Bombayites. 1500 words. Write in any form you want. Four topics including one I have been … Continue reading

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An evening at the Bandra Wine Festival.

When I mentioned to hubby, rather casually, last Friday morning that the Bandra wine festival was happening over the weekend, I expected the usual – initial enthusiasm, host of phone calls to all the friends asking who wanted to go, … Continue reading

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Foodie Aside: The bitch in the house – Part 2.

From part 1… In the introduction of Bitch Hanauer talks about a book called Flux “in which journalist Peggy Orenstein, after interviewing 200 women in their twenties, thirties and forties, concludes that ‘Women’s lives have become a complex web of … Continue reading

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Foodie Aside: The Bitch in the House – Part 1.

I love not having Internet on my computer. No, seriously. I needed this no Internet break in Kolkata. Because I finally started reading a book that I’ve had with me for a couple of years. It’s been shared with everybody, … Continue reading

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A note on what’s been happening: Part 2 – Life and food.

So we celebrate life. My son completed two years of his and I invited his friends, both children and adult to sing happy birthday with us. My babysitter was back, doing her job and smiling through it too. There was … Continue reading

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A note on what’s been happening – Part 1: Life as we know it.

Doing the salad post a couple of weeks ago, I was in the “zone”. The words were flowing off my finger tips and I was quite proud of what I wrote. The voice was natural and easy. I excitedly asked … Continue reading

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Foodie aside: Trip to Anjaneri.

I am stuck somewhere. My head is full of images but I don’t know where to start. You know how when you see an object of unbelievable beauty, you are stumped for a while? It has happened to all of … Continue reading

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Life’s persistent questions.

This is a foodie blog, so I should be writing about my foodie adventures. What I should be telling you about was how I made some pretty interesting Bong food like Dhokar Dalna and Muri Ghonto or about the Date … Continue reading

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