Running late

You know what it’s like to wake up in the morning to a blaring alarm and you wonder what sort of perversion in the human mind permitted the invention of such a torturous experience? Till you remember that you set the alarm. You know what it’s like to bounce out of bed in feigned energy in an attempt to ‘kickstart’

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Moonlight Walk

Meet me on the other side of the moon And walk in shadows with me It won’t be all dark You put a gleam in my eyes That will lead the way for a stroll into madness I’ll take you right up to the edge, walking blind But just on the brink, I promise to tell you And let you

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Sambar masala

My dear friends, my poor dear friends that suffer the agony of matrimonial match-making! Aside from the usual agonizing boy-meet-girl-over-tea/coffee ritual, there’s the incessent pressure pressure PRESSURE from the rest of the world. The prospect’s education (pedigree), employment, family background, hobbies and friends are examined in great detail. And if 3 of these fit then voila!! We have a match!!!!

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Tell me your dreams

When is the last time you wished for something? In fact, when was the last time you allowed yourself to want something? Without telling yourself that it was …impractical …unachievable …wrong …silly …unmentionable …impossible …too big to fit into your cupboard …too expensive …incompatible with your lifestyle What was it that you wanted so much but didn’t dare ask for?

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Pujo

I once painted this on a kurta for him. It wasn’t the first I’d done for him, nor the last either. But it was probably the best. The first one was given to me after much deliberation and then again, a new off-the-roadside kurta that was bought for the occasion. He loved the black single-stroke line-drawing Buddha I etched out

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Movies

Pretty woman…walking down the street But I’m not Julia Roberts and you are no Richard Gere and I don’t think I hear Roy Orbison singing anywhere else but in my head. I’m thinking of a movie we once saw together. I was huddled close to you, not from chill or because it was crowded. It wasn’t. There were just thirteen

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