On this day…

A friend asked me if I had anything special lined up for today. Nothing… Who thinks Valentine’s Day in mid life! And neither do the youth of today. This generation is so smart. They do not belong to the Archies and Hallmark cards breed. We were those buffoons, easily swindled by these card sellers into […]

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Lucky!

Came across these interesting words which got the thoughts rolling๐Ÿ‘‡ What about it? ๐Ÿ“ŽLike the girl who so madly wanted to marry her college heartthrob, but he spurned her. She went on to be a senior bureaucrat in the Government, while he, the charmer couldn’t manage himself something as glamourous… she met him 20 years […]

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Book-ed forever

There is no other pleasure than escaping into the world created by books. The new glossy paperbacks or the old frumpy hardbound sitting grudgingly on the top shelf of the library: you just need to pick up one that catches your eye and disappear into it. The sight of books in libraries, how do you […]

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Another year goes by…

2019 has certainly been an extra ordinary year…full of upheaval and action!Hashing it up: Lost so many people dear to me (some real favourites and luminaries have gone away)๐Ÿ’” Witnessed fewer births(yes, very few, only two in my family, as far as I can recall)๐Ÿ’ž Saw a couple of weddings in the family… Yes the […]

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On the fast track

When the policemen came calling in Lucknow, it was with a little trepidation that I got them into my drawing room, knowing well in advance that their visit was related to the renewal of our passports at a new address. But knowing the Indian police… you never know, tables are meant to turn ๐Ÿ˜ The […]

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Hang Mohammad, Hang Shiva

Apropos of my blog Meaning of your name , I simply hang my head in shame to the somewhat vilifying Indian tradition of naming children after Gods, especially such Gods’ name carriers who turn rapists and murderers. When the horrifying saga of Hyderabad rape and murder and then burning of the Veterinary doctor Disha Reddy […]

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