Monthly Archives: September 2016

The ‘goal maniac’


There are two days every year, when I am infused with a sense of purpose; when I visualize my life’s ‘big’ plan, and look deep into the future, dreaming with a faraway look in my eyes. The said two days … Continue reading

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The good old newspaper


Every morning, at around 5.30 am, the newspaper man drops the newspaper at our doorstep, with a gentle thud. In this age of ‘digital everything’, many people I know have stopped buying newspapers. They prefer news apps on their phones. … Continue reading

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Living in the moment


It’s been quite windy here for the last week or so. We are usually only used to dealing with various shades of tropical humidity, interspersed with thunderstorms that come and go at will. The wind puts a spring in my … Continue reading

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The Wind


It is early evening, and the sun is still scorching away. As I work, I hear the kitchen door slam shut. I quickly rush to secure all the other doors, when I hear the tinkling music of my chimes. In … Continue reading

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Husbands and ‘dates’


Before I start this post, let me tell you that this post is not about husbands and dating. The Indian festival season is upon us, and most Indian women, I’m sure, are busy stocking up their kitchens, and bringing out … Continue reading

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The humble ‘upma’


South Indian cooking has a very long list of tasty dishes from its four states; dishes that range from spicy to tangy to salty to sweet, and many other flavours. There are a few dishes that are common to all … Continue reading

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