Variety and Food is the Spice of Life especially while growing up in a diverse neighborhood… Oota aayita” (had your food) is actually an Ordinary greeting like “How are you?” Often times complete strangers on the streets in Bangalore are bound to ask you, “Oota aayita”? … More O for Oota ( food)
The other day, I was dropping my son off to school. Here, I was waiting for the car ahead of me to move, and that car in turn was waiting for me to leave. This was in complete contrast to Bangalore, India – where I had just returned from, a few days ago. In Bangalore, … More A Foot here and a foot there!
I open my eyes and stare at the question paper one more time. The subject title says “Physics”, as I look around in a daze, only to realize, that I had gone to sleep while answering an exam paper. I peek into my neighbor, Sakira’s paper and she is circling question no. 40, here I haven’t … More Howling winds & Nightmares
Me and a mile run… never! It is too boring and too exhausting… I haven’t done it in ages, but I was convinced I could do it the other day, after all I was in a fitness boot camp. My trainer jogged slowly with me every step of the way, quietly instructing me to keep … More Boot Camp Anyone?
ਚਲਾ ਤ ਭਿਜੈ ਕੰਬਲੀ ਰਹਾਂ ਤ ਤੁਟੈ ਨੇਹੁ ॥੨੪॥ Chalaa Th Bhijai Kambalee Rehaan Th Thuttai Naehu ||24|| If I go out, my blanket will get soaked, but if I remain at home, then my heart will be broken. ||24|| So, Said Farid – when it was time to meet his beloved in the jungle. … More Farid’s dilemma
So many weeks went by in a daze. I couldn’t even attempt writing anything about my father, Sohan Singh. As I was flooded with his memories flashing before me one after another, I realized, he had been like my shadow every step of the way. And wasn’t he supposed to live forever? After all the emotions … More A life well lived!
“ Did you have an arranged marriage?” this has been the most often asked question everywhere I have lived, be it California, Michigan North Dakota, South Carolina or Montana. It has been 19 years since I left India, but the question persists. Here is my story on prospective grooms that came into my life before I got … More Oh! my Arranged marriage –
I guess the songs and sounds from everywhere and of all kinds collide to create a madness of sorts – a cacophony which is the hallmark of diverse people from varied backgrounds living together in harmony, where Adjust maadi (Kindly tolerate) is the slogan and the underlying mesh that binds everyone together in Bangalore ( must I say Bengaluru) as in all of India. … More Cacophony – Adjust Maadi (Hallmark of India)
.There was a heated discussion going on at home, after all it was an important issue. An issue close to our hearts, a Television set. We (my mother, my brother and me) had our hearts set on watching the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics on a color TV set at home. After all our neighbors had one! … More Grand arrival of the Television
Try to jog 10 times everyday day for 10 minutes… Jogging on empty stomach improves metabolism. Doing Yoga in the middle of the night improves blood circulation. Exposure to Moonlight has more benefits than Sunlight. Night air helps heal body pain. Walking around with your eyes closed is better than sleeping. Singing in the rain … More 10 awesome tips & tricks for everyday living