Monthly Archives: February 2015

Whistle-blower


I recently read an article about a whistleblower and was reminded of a funny incident that happened a few years ago, with a totally different whistle-blower. It was a normal working day and I was working from home, as my … Continue reading

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Expectations – A Short Story


It was our first wedding anniversary and my husband & I had made plans for a romantic dinner at one of our favourite restaurants. For weeks I had agonized over what gift to give him & I fervently hoped that … Continue reading

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Life lessons from Indian Pickle


We Indians can pickle most vegetable & fruit,  with our own unique blend of spices, depending on which part of the country one hails from.  In most Indian homes, you can find pickles made from mangoes, raw mangoes, gooseberries, lime, citron, citron … Continue reading

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Journey To The Unknown – A Short Story


To an onlooker, the lanky boy and the bearded old man walking towards the train station was not an unusual sight; but in the stoop of the boy’s shoulders and the glimmer of anxiety in the old man’s eyes there … Continue reading

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Sweet Aunts & Dashing Uncles


These last few years, our family has shrunk. Sweet aunts and dashing uncles are suddenly no more. The ones who took us out to the movies, who gave us innumerable treats, who watched us growing up, who threw us in … Continue reading

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The Reminder Saree – A Short Story


My mother stands in my grandmother’s room, it is still my grandma’s room, though she is no longer in this world.  It’s been six months since she passed away, and only today, my mom feels strong enough to sort through … Continue reading

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Hot Bajjis & Filter Coffee on A Rainy Day


It has been a hot, humid day thus far.  Finally, in the afternoon, the glare of the Sun is hidden by clouds, grey, dark grey and now black.  The clouds hang low in the sky, waiting for a signal to … Continue reading

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Travel Diary – Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra & Rajasthan (Udaipur & Jaipur)


This is a picture journal of our road trip to Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, Jaipur (Rajasthan) & Udaipur (Rajasthan)

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How Can She Smile?


It is a very hot summer’s day in Mumbai.  I hail a cab to my place of work.  Soon, I am immersed in some report that I need to review.  As always, at this time of the morning, we stop … Continue reading

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The Craziest Day Ever


I was 21, and had just graduated from University.  I had to travel to Chennai from my home town to attend some interviews I had lined-up.  I had to take a bus from my town to another, bigger town and then board … Continue reading

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