Monthly Archives: April 2016

This is not me


My son came to me yesterday, asking¬† for a passport-size photo of his, for his class soft-board. I took out the pouch, where all our passport size photos are usually kept. I pulled out one and gave it to my … Continue reading

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Look up


We are so busy these days that we don’t have the time to look up at the sky and enjoy its splendour. As we go through our day, the sky above is also changing. So much is happening up there, … Continue reading

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Memory wiped clean


Certain combinations do not work well together. I am a self confessed obsessive compulsive cleaner; combine this with a dash of forgetfulness, and you have a crazy woman running around in a clean house looking for things. Recently, we revamped … Continue reading

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My Grandma’s Water Bottle


My mom’s generation was lucky enough to have grown up without knowing too much about plastics. While my grandmom’s generation mostly used brass and bronze vessels and utensils, my mom’s generation used stainless steel. Today plastics are in. Colourful trendy … Continue reading

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Doodling Days


Thanks to mobile phones, our lives have changed so much. Most people do not use their landlines all that much anymore. In fact, I know of friends who have done away with their landlines. Why am I saying all this … Continue reading

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The simple and the familiar


Mother Nature has her own rhythm. The universe is unfolding as it should. The sun rises, day dawns, the sun sets, the moon rises, the tides change, stars twinkle and night arrives. The cycle keeps repeating – there is a … Continue reading

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The Recycling Men


During my childhood, every Indian street had a ‘raddhi wala’ – meaning the ‘man who collects old newspapers’ from one’s home. They exist even today in many parts of India. The raddhiwalas usually had a shop in the town’s main … Continue reading

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Mind the Gap


I was reading an article this morning about the London Underground or Tube, and a funny incident came to mind. A long time ago, more than fifteen years ago, I used to work in London.¬† It was my first trip … Continue reading

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Golden day


The balcony in my apartment faces the west. From about 2 pm in the afternoon, my living room looks like it has been lit with golden light. However, in the mornings, there is light but not anywhere close to what … Continue reading

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When the weather plays truant


In the tropics, there are three fixtures in a person’s life – humidity, heat and umbrellas. And if one is not prepared, more often than not, the weather can catch you unawares. I was readying myself this afternoon to leave … Continue reading

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