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One year older and none the wiser

For the past one week my city is building up a hype about the anniversary of the blackest day in its history. In keeping with the spirit of things there are already dark clouds settling over the skyscrapers. Getting up before the sun these past few days, I found myself staring out into a thick …

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How much would you pay for a dish of fish?

The Fort area of Mumbai has several Mangalorean eateries that serve food typical of the region. For all the working people working these were perfect to grab a quick, affordable meal of fish curry rice or to share office gossip over a glass of “forbidden” alcohol with ones buddies before making the long trek back …

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The Joys of a new Gizmo

  Having returned from a holiday, I found this brand new gizmo waiting for me. Thrilled as I was on seeing it, I realised that I would have to upload the family music to personalise it. For someone who has never used this technology, it was quite an adventure. For the first few days, I …

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Identically different

A building with 24 floors is bound to have many residents.And many residents are bound to know one another. But like that of  most urban neighbours, our interactions are mostly in passing – in the lifts, in the passages, in the garden or may be even a chance meeting at another place : at the …

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How to spend the perfect Sunday afternoon

Anna Shetty and  Shoot wanted to go fishing to Grant Road Market. Shoot’s presence as always created a stir and the fisherwomen were more then happy to give us the freshest Pomfrets and the biggest Tiger Prawns. Haggling to keep them happy, I bought two fat pomfrets and a dozen prawn. We picked up a …