Category Archives: City Life

Keeping it simple

Let’s talk – Of the “situation” in Kashmir, Of atrocities in Syria, Of disillusionment in Manipur, Of naxals and stone pelters, Of the army and the police, Of protestors and activists, Of media, of politicians, Of truths, half truths and … Continue reading

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Construction:: Destruction

This post is inspired by these pictures taken by a friend. ———————————————————- She was in the dark, as yet misshaped, unformed; still held up with sticks, surrounded with the rubble that follows survival. Even then she had the glow that … Continue reading

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Water and me

Here is another “writing exercise” post.  The story here is inspired by the picture below I took in Styrso island near Gothenburg in Sweden. And I think I understand now why we need words. In my last post I spoke of … 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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Life’s persistent questions: Why we came back to India and how are we doing?

A few weeks ago a friend posted this on my FB timeline. “Tell me this, you spent a number of years in US and suddenly shifted for good to India. how are you finding it there? do you feel like … 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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