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Chance meeting


We are in a cab, making our way across the city of Bengaluru in India. As a mother, I have reached ‘that’ stage, where I am not given a choice to opt for a window seat in any vehicle. I … Continue reading

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The confession


Last month, we had to go to a friend’s home for a house warming party.  My son was going down to play with his friends and I told him that he had to be back by 6 pm, so that … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of a Ladies Trip


We are in Chennai. A bustling metropolis. Four women, who have travelled to this city to attend the dance debut of one of our mutual friends’ daughters. All of us arrive the night before, from different places. The excitement of … Continue reading

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Coffee Friends


Earlier, I had written a post about Popcorn Friends. There are many different types of moments in life that can be enjoyed with different types of friends. Today’s post is about Coffee Friends. Simply put, Coffee Friends are those with … Continue reading

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Switch on – Switch off


Recently, one of my friends moved to a new apartment. Her apartment was on the fourteenth floor. Another mutual friend lives about half a kilometer from this friend’s house. Her home is also on the fourteenth floor. When they each … Continue reading

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Steel dabbas


Indian kitchens are usually loaded with stainless steel – cutlery, utensils, ladles and cookers. As kids, most of us carried lunch to school in small round or rectangular steel boxes. In India, they are called ‘dabbas’ (singular ‘dabba’).    Picture … Continue reading

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Cool fragrance


We Indians love our kitchen masalas and powders. These powders are typically eaten with hot, boiled or steamed rice and a dash of ghee (clarified butter). There is a whole range available to choose from – coriander powder, curry leaf … Continue reading

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Acceptance – A short story


Justin, 10 years old, hated the fact that his family had moved to a new town, leaving behind familiarity and friends. His Dad had been transferred to this town, as a Forest Reserve Superintendent. His mom had also secured a … Continue reading

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Popcorn flavoured friendship


My husband and I love movies. We don’t watch too much television, but ask us about movies and we can engage you in delightful conversation. One of my dear friends, and her husband, also share our love for movies, and … Continue reading

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Rendezvous


My mom is staying with us for the holidays. She is visibly excited. It is 5.50 p.m. and she is all set to go down to the park in the condo to meet her friends. In the short time she … Continue reading

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