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Haalbai or Häagen-Dazs? January 14, 2019

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I was always fascinated by the lights. Did the constant sounds of the city enthral me? It’s what kept me alive as I sipped my third cup of coffee at 2 AM in front of my desk and admired the skyline.

“But you forget our heritage, our lakes, our canopies and our culture, ” I remembered my mother’s words.

I wanted to tell her that culture was just a belief system and that it had shifted Bangalore into an urban space. But who was going to agree?

As I flipped across my photo album for my final project, I decided to walk through yesterday and today.

Eat Street, Koramangala

Who is going to deny that Bengaluru is a city that millions of young Indians want to settle, work and have a vacation at? India is already being accused by many of the previous generations as being too westernised and not…

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Time to Re-plant the Past January 8, 2019

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Time to Re-plant the Past January 8, 2019

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The sun shined brightly as a cool wind blew through the trees on either side of the road. Huge trees converged to form a boulevard over the sparsely populated road where he could see a few people walking and hear the rare honk of an automobile. He had escaped out of the window of his small abode, to play danda with his friends on this wonderful evening on his favourite garden which was adorned with butterfly and flowers as usual, and breathe in the pleasant climate which was always a darling to his city, Bangalore.


Vroom! Buzz!

Rajashekhar was abruptly awakened from his wonderful reminiscence, thanks to the Metro construction that had initiated unending torture for his ears since a week it began in front of their residence. He rubbed his eyes to see his grandson Shyam jumping…

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“For all the couch-potatoes” December 10, 2018

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Last year February 11, 2015

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Our latest addition to the family was due in another 2 months last year around this time. A pea sized object whose heart beat we’d been monitoring every week had grown bigger and appeared to weigh approximately 2 kg. There were hands, legs, eyes, nose, ears, hair….  a miracle of creation. 

The anxiety of the first trimester, the relaxed second trimester and I was well into the tiredness of the third. All that is now a fading memory. If I don’t pen down some key moments, I fear that I will not remember the pains DH took to keep me hydrated, prevent me from falling sick, making sure my legs were horizontal, watching over me like a mama hawk.

I started feeling hot around this time. The baby was breached but lots of time to turn around. I wanted a normal delivery and wanted to turn bubs around. Dr S suggested squats and carefully DH supervised them, supporting my back making sure I didn’t injure my knees. Looking back, sure I went through the changes, hormonal lows, aches and pains; but DH was there throughout the journey. Next scan showed the head was down! Those squats sure do work.

Cousins of DH landed at our home, in transit to Mauritius for their honeymoon. I was waddling by then. I wanted to travel somewhere too. Little did I know that it would be another year before I went out anywhere.

At night, I was sleeping less. In preparation for the nights to come you would say. But it was in no way a preparation for the lack of sleep in the months to come.

Looking at the cute babies around you, don’t be deceived if you don’t have any and think of having one. It is bloody hard work! A volatile person like me wouldn’t have believed the oodles of patience this full time job requires!

A long weekend’s ramblings April 23, 2011

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I look forward to long weekends a lot. Not because of any exciting planned getaways or vacations – it just reduces the work week by a day or two. It may be a carry over from the school days. Nothing thrilled us like an unexpected school holiday. A strike called by a student body or the death of an ex-Prime Minister/ Chief Minister or even an old President were cause for an unexpected holiday.

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Coffee table trivia in back to school mode May 21, 2010

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I’m ashamed of myself. I have forgotten all these things I studied 15 years ago! They are basic and I have answered them correctly long back. Especially, most of the Chemistry questions. All questions courtesy of Besaw. How many can you get right?

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WP’s surprise surprise … what it actually is May 5, 2010

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I’ve talked about WP’s surprise me feature. I got a few comments asking me to put up what I saw. I have taken a screen print of another video that ‘surprised me’. (more…)

Have you done these too? April 28, 2010

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It was study time. My brother who always ensured the study table and shelves are tidy was studying in the dining room because we just had a big row. Our parents separated us so we wouldn’t cause more mischief. I had a comic I’d (more…)

WP’s surprise surprise April 26, 2010

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WordPress users will probably have enabled the ‘surprise me’ feature. In the discussion everyone wanted to know what the surprise is. WP author wasn’t revealing it though!

A week has passed since I enabled it and stopped thinking about it. I got ‘surprised’ yesterday! I nearly tumbled out of (more…)