Category Archives: Random

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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Coke Studio: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”

As many times as I think that I can’t love another song more, Coke Studio surprises me with a new number. This time it is Aamay Bhashaili Rey, a number from Coke Studio Pakistan’s Season 6 by Alamgir and Fariha … 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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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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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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