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)💔 Witnessed fewer births(yes, very few, only two in my family, as far as I can recall)💞 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 😁 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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Pink Ball in the City of Joy

A friend asked me to blog anything on this mega event coming up today. Dear friend, all I can say is: The British brought in this royal game to all its commonwealth, took the wealth and left cricket behind as the most common, sundry sport to be pursued by one and all, wasting productive hours […]

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For God’s sake…

… Leave Him alone, let Him be, at peace with himself, in heaven. … let us try to live without clamouring at His proverbial doorstep every other day.Why the bells and the calls? … let us do away with temples, mosques, churches and Gurudwaras and all such prayer houses that cannot be a shelter for […]

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