A satirical piece, I wrote during the plague epidemic, in India, 1992. Maybe there are some parallels with the Pandemic.. What do you think?
“So papa where all did you go in Russia?” a question, I had asked him many times, but had never really gotten a proper answer. I grew up listening to my father’s first ever work related trip to Russia. He traveled to many other countries after that, to Nigeria, England, Germany, Indonesia, South Korea forContinue reading “Comfort food in Russia?”
It was a lazy afternoon, during our summer holidays, I hopped over to our neighbor Meera Aunty’s house as usual, opening the gate, I went in and rang the door bell. Nobody opened the door. I hung around for a bit, went over to her little garden of beautiful flowers – purple sweet williams andContinue reading “Meera Aunty”
It has been a whole year, since she has been gone; I feel a strange sense of calmness today. Isn’t she the one who had told me Shraddhs [ritual performed to pay homage to one’s dead parents] are not required, the essential thing is to remember our Creator, the Creator of this beautiful universe atContinue reading “Rays of the sun merge with the sun”
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”?
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,Continue reading “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’tContinue reading “Howling winds & Nightmares”
.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!Continue reading “Grand arrival of the Television”
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 keepContinue reading “Boot Camp Anyone?”
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 rainContinue reading “10 awesome tips & tricks for everyday living”