Monthly Archives: March 2015

Relax, Nothing’s Under Control


Our group of eight is flying from Nairobi to Oman, with a changeover at Abu Dhabi. We have a two-hour gap for the changeover. Our flight from Nairobi takes off after a one-hour-fifteen-minute delay. We are not overly worried, we … Continue reading

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Boomeranged


‘Mom, children and food’ – one could write books, and more books on this topic. “Chew slowly, don’t swallow without chewing, don’t place your book where your plate should be, vegetables cannot be scattered around the plate with the claim … Continue reading

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Letter’s on Auto Loop


Back in the day, when fax machines were used extensively by corporates, a funny incident happened at my workplace. I remembered this earlier today, when I heard a ringtone that sounded like a fax machine’s answering tone. In those days … Continue reading

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The Sounds of Annoyance


I had just gone back to work after my maternity leave. With a baby at home and tiring days at work, I grabbed every little opportunity that I could, to catch a few winks. On one such evening, I had … Continue reading

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Of toothpaste and butter


When we were growing up, we watched commercials on television with the same fervour as we did the shows, and then nagged our parents to buy us all those lovely things that were so beautifully presented, with their catchy tunes … Continue reading

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Spooky Midnight Visitor


It was the Monsoon season in India and the rain lashed mercilessly, accompanied by heavy winds that howled through door cracks and key holes, sometimes carrying thin sheets of water into the house through the cracks at the bottom of … Continue reading

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So many stories in a cup of tea!


Tea stalls in India are ubiquitous. You will find them on busy roads, sometimes more than one on a road; outside theatres, outside office complexes, near the vegetable market, everywhere. Most of them serve coffee, tea, hot milk and a … Continue reading

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Exam-hunger


Most people talk about exam fever, but does anyone talk about exam-hunger? What’s that, you may ask! It is definitely not the ‘hunger to write exams’, rest assured. Exam-hunger is the sudden and exponential increase in hunger exhibited by students, … Continue reading

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What do we truly own?


Many years ago, when my daughter was around four, one of my cousins had come to visit us, with her son, who was the same age as my daughter. The children eyed each other and then slowly left the comfort … Continue reading

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Another Day Begins


I am on my morning walk.  I enjoy the cool air as it envelopes my face.  The Sun is still an orange tinge on the horizon. I see other joggers and walkers.  Some are techie-joggers, they have devices strapped to … Continue reading

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