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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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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Off Topic: Ruminations on Indian Television – Part 2.

Picking up from Part 1… In her critical but accurate analysis of why Masterchef India will never be as “good” as Masterchef Australia, Anoothi Vishal writes, “The cooking class they gave to the contestants yesterday included very basic (vegetarian) Punjabi … Continue reading

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Off-topic: Ruminations on Indian Television – Part 1.

“I need a job.” I confessed to the husband the day after we got back to Mumbai from our trip to Chennai. “This idleness is making me dumber every day.” The realization hit me when I found myself getting fascinated … Continue reading

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