Monthly Archive: February 2014

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Prisoner,Jailor,Prime Minister – Politics in Modern India

The Story: Every story begins with a dot and Siddhartha Tagore is the first dot in “Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister”. We first make his acquaintance as the newly sworn Prime Minister of India, in...

Gluttony – one of the seven deadly sins 0

Gluttony – one of the seven deadly sins

I think the Universe is trying to tell me a very important message : thou shalt not go for wedding receptions. How else could I explain the mishaps in the last three weddings I...

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Who will cook your food and clean your home?

I was stuck in the traffic yesterday (nothing new about that) when I heard a jingle announcing the Government’s scheme to provide urban poor and unemployed persons with skill sets and opportunities for work...

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The Case of the Reluctant Masseuse or why it is impossible to get an appointment at Rewa Escapes

It was the month of November and I was looking kind of tired (strange for me) when  I happened to bump into a young neighbour who was looking particularly spritely (strange for her). “What’s...

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Those who can do, those who can’t give up!

So Arvind Kejriwal has quit? What’s so surprising about that? I’ve always felt that Arvind Kejriwal was making the same mistake as the political party he loves to bait – the Indian National Congress....

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Is red the colour of love?

Today is Valentine’s Day and I’m already seeing red : The TIMES OF INDIA has a red heart in place of M in its masthead The club is having a special Valentine’s Day dinner...

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The Hunt for Kohinoor – Finding hidden treasure

The first time I ever came across the word crepuscular was in a vocabulary list way back in school in the days when school children had to know such grand words. This was the...

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Blogadda Event : India's first ever blogging conference and awards.

Yesterday morning I woke up with the realisation that it was the Blogadda event at the other end of town and that I had to hot foot it if I wanted to make it...

April's Fool in February 0

April's Fool in February

Yesterday I was on my way to a meeting at Foreshore Road, Colaba , when I found myself stuck in the most awful traffic snarl. Funnily enough the other side of the road leading...

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Finding Happiness

I once asked a niece of mine when she was very young what she wanted to be when she grew up. She replied very simply ” I want to be happy”.  I think all...

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