Monthly Archive: September 2014

Saturday Night Fire 0

Saturday Night Fire

It was soon after dinner when we were watching television that FIL smelled something funny. Well, he always smells something funny so we didn’t really pay it much heed but when everyone else began...

The Stranger 0

The Stranger

Every friend starts out as  a stranger. At least in the beginning. It all starts with a fleeting look into someone’s eyes. Tentative, inquiring, wondering. Then comes a blink , two blinks maybe ,...

Flapping Wings 0

Flapping Wings

There are seventy five families living in my building and each day I come across some of them who make me smile. The BFG is one of them I went down to pick up...

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Fleeting rainbows

When the monsoons are about to end we often have days of brilliant sunshine with the occasional rain shower. That’s when we get rainbows so faint and fragile that you almost miss them in...

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Marking Time – The Futility of Marching.

This morning’s peace was shattered not in the usual way with screeching brakes or honking horns, but with the shouts of Lef, Lef, Lef, Rye, Lef. Indeed, I realised how soon yet another academic...

The Case of the Shrinking Wash 0

The Case of the Shrinking Wash

Old timers like me will remember book shelves in their homes with titles like “The Case of the Velvet Claws” written by Earle Stanley Gardner who was widely read by our parents. The iconic...

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Losing your mind while Finding Fanny

Today was an unexpected free day and I called up my friend Jo to see if she was free to join me for a movie. She was busy but made time for a movie....

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The Benefits of Walking

This morning I got a WhatsApp message from a dear friend which I’d like to share Walking is the best exercise A lot of ‘walking away’ will do your life good. ‘Walk away’ from...

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Mixed Feelings

We’re back! Our team The Spellbinders  consisting of Ankita Singhal, Ankit Mahato, Bushra M, Bhavya Nandkumar, Deepa Dutta, Farida Rizwan, Kunal Borah, Ryan Fernandes, Ritu Lalit and myself spent some nail biting moments over...

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The Dismissal

“Life has many twists and turns and sometimes what looks like a very bad day can just be clearing the way for good things to come.” ― J. Kim Wright “You’re wanted upstairs.” “Just...

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