Vacation in Ooty – Part 2

Our next step was Lamb’s Rock. Here, we had to hike a short distance to catch the breath-taking views of the surroundings. It was funny to see a large stuffed tiger was placed on one of the rocks and tourists were charged ten rupees to take a picture with this toy tiger. I think this... Continue Reading →

Vacation in Ooty – Part 1

The last few months had been particularly hectic. Perhaps it was a combination of the intense schedule both at work and home. I really needed something to unwind and detach myself from all the fervour. A holiday away from everything was really due for me and my family. Since it was summer, beaches were ruled... Continue Reading →

School Admission

In recent years, the experience a parent has to endure to get his / her child admitted into school is nothing short of metropolitan folklore. The stories range from exuberation and triumph to dismay and distraught. My story of getting admissions for my second daughter was nothing less. She is all of 4 years old... Continue Reading →

Ride Share Stories – Duracellular

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” I do not know what was going through William Shakespeare’s mind when he penned these words in the play ‘As You Like It’. But I can sure as hell say that sharing a ride with strangers make these timeless words a reality.... Continue Reading →

My Tryst With Swimming

My worst fears were back again. I had once again lost control of myself. Every part of me, foremost amongst them being my mind, was acting on its own. My heart was gripped with fear associated with unknown and life-threatening situations. I was hopelessly trying to defy gravity. However much I tried, my vision was blurred... Continue Reading →

Ride Share Stories – Two Timing

“All the world’s a stage and all the men and women merely players.” I do not know what was going through William Shakespeare’s mind when he penned these words in the play ‘As You Like It’. But I can sure as hell say that sharing a ride with strangers make these timeless words a reality.... Continue Reading →

Chitra Santhe 2018

“Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced” - Leo Tolstoy This was prominently displayed near Karnakata ChitraKala Parishath during the 16th Chitra Santhe that was held on 6th Jan, 2018. The statement succinctly captured the essence of the feelings of the various artists whose works were on... Continue Reading →

Cox Town New Year’s Flea Market

“Have you ever visited the Cox Town New Year’s market show?” Ask this question to people who have been living for years in and around Cox Town, Bangalore. The reactions can cover the entire spectrum of emotions from excitement and joy to frustration and even downright fear. Every year on New Year’s Day umpteen hawkers... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Sans Sharif

A short blog, but I could not help writing it considering the hilarity of it all. It was Christmas time and I was on my customary two week holidays. Since we could not finalize any vacation plans I was lazying around at home. WOW… such a luxury!  I could regularly read the daily newspaper [not... Continue Reading →

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