Vine of Desire #TeaserTuesday

Vine of Desire #TeaserTuesday

Ever since I saw Lata’s first post on this meme, I’ve been intrigued . I wanted to join up two Tuesdays ago but reading has become more than a luxury for me these days . However , I still managed to read the first 100 pages of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni’s book “Vine of Desire” . I first read CBD’s writing in an American magazine ( so long ago that I can’t remember which! ) and I was captivated by her…

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Why did you leave us so? #Friday Foto Fiction

Why did you leave us so? #Friday Foto Fiction

  Mama tells me that I was two months old when Uncle Joe took this picture. I had just started opening my fist and reaching out . How you were proud and pleased! This was yet another testament in your tumultuous love story : a lasting proof of your undying love. You promised us lifelong support,  your arms  stronger and firmer than the bands of love you’d slipped on her finger one crisp summer morning. Mama remembers you  chucking me…

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Operatic Experience – La Boheme revisited

Operatic Experience – La Boheme revisited

One night at the Opera Opera in Mumbai? At least from what I remember, Opera in Mumbai is a no show. We’ve had our musicals but those are not the same as the trilling sopranos and divas that characterize classical opera. This isn’t really surprising because Mumbai is not on the cultural circuit of Western Classical music. It is thanks to the few remaining Parsis and their untiring efforts that has prevented this performing art from completely dying out. La…

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