The impatient patient!

Covid brought in some strange tidings to my doorstep.Everyday, the breaking news on India Today, Republic TV, Times Now, News X , NDTV, and Mirror Now were not enough edge of the seat thriller; he would go meandering into BBC, Wion, CNN, Al-Jazeera, trying to catch India news through international eyes… One fine lockdown day, […]

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with bated breath!

Covid 19 has made breathing a breath-taking effort. Inhale n exhale, clean fogged up glasses, look around, again inhale, exhale, clean your glasses… this goes on, on the loop… or; you can always look at the world in a mist 😂! Actually, its not all that bad other than -when driving… The world turns too […]

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Mummy’s Radio Ceylon

From those cosy winter mornings of my childhood when I would wake up to a staid voice clearly declaring “ye Srilanka broadcasting corporation ka videsh vibhag hai…” ( This is the foreign section of the Srilanka broadcasting corporation), to the same faint declaration making its way out of the same crackling radio(!) eons of years […]

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Beginning of the end?

Now come the locusts! The spherical virus with radials protruding out had almost swamped my imagination… Then the pathos of the migrant workers struck deep and hard. I could only read them as figures in the statistics of “the highest ever…” The “crude oil nations’ ego” got a rude shock, when news of oil prices […]

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Virus vision

Ritesh Agarwal of OYO predicts that in the Post Covid times; people will seek God more, hence he intends to invest in Pilgrim centres around Asia n outwards… This young man sure knows to capitalise on a Virus. What is your vision? One whole lot believes that non vegetarian food should be shunned to get […]

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Hating me… hating you…

Knowledge on the fingertips and so much of disdain in our hearts… Both directly proportional- meet us, the current dwellers of this nation n World.We take a minute to disagree, half to criticize and a second to hate the other. Hate sells well in these desperate times…Lockdown has been quite an eye opener. While Twitter […]

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The ‘zh’ factor

“Cosy – code” (Kozhikode) reported another Covid 19 case” said the newsreader with a flourish! and take it from me; all of the Malayalam speaking population rolled their eyes heavenwards! They often carry out my zh test to check my proselitysation. The zh , it so happened is a substitute for the r sound which […]

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A la Carte !

Lock down blues anyone? My women friends especially? Food is the only “go to” these days for the whole family. Kitchen is the Operational hub and the social mantras like bonding, unwinding, entertainment, cleaning, sleeping all follow later, much much later. Today I can only think food…my creative faculties are packed tight with innovation while […]

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The Speed Breaker…

…that we all met recently is of the rumbler kind…a long jaw jabbering one, till you are literally crawling. It would have made our wagons, carts and chariots stall and fall if we hadn’t decelerated… What a wonderful way to slow down…🤭 No sooth sayer, no Guru, no psychologist could halt us while we were […]

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