Monthly Archives: April 2008

Once upon a time …

This is a story of evasion – the way I try to evade the new beginnings of each day and the way each beginning eludes its own end. It may have been the story of life, alas, only if it had an end! It is then actually a story of quest – the quest for a conclusion. Continue reading

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When The Fountainhead got on my nerves

I self-doubted my intelligence. The world was going gaga over Ayn Rand. I was irritated by “her philosophy”. Something was really wrong with the intellectual lobe of my brain!! Continue reading

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Ironical …

rickshaw-walla’s t-shirt read… Continue reading

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The “Quick-Fix Vegetarian Brunch” menu

My lunch menu and plan turned upside down at 9:30 am, with a very short notice to cater for piping hot home-made brunch (snacks). The two guests were now scheduled to arrive at 11:30 am. I was anxious and had shaky fingers and an accelerated-Ferrari-like heartbeat for some minutes. But there was no escape and I had to get-set-go with the brunch preparation. Continue reading

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Reading between the lines vs. Reading only the line!

A plain, simple, innocent, and not-intended-to-either-offend-or-appease Statement! Continue reading

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“S”uggestions to improve traffic in NCR

One of them commented, “First you drive on the wrong side of the road, then you drive in the wrong side of the car, and then you drive all wrong. I am amazed at the multi-tasking skills and split-second reflexes that drivers in India possess! I have been at the edge since I drove out of IGI airport..!” Continue reading

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The secret of fine dining …

I remember asking for crunchy fried rice in a Chinese restaurant and being served a bowl of onion sautéed puffed rice, for a ridiculously high price. Continue reading

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Carl Sagan’s Contact: A terrestrial tale

The tryst between faith, belief, empirical research and scientific enquiry has remained encrusted in our psyche and our socio-political fabric since time immemorial. While the characters debate on the existence of God and scientific practicality, the author has summarized the entire human quest in one word – Immortality. Continue reading

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King and Queen of a Houseboat

22 hrs, three men, a couple on a houseboat in the Alleppey backwaters – the highlight of our Kerala trip! When hubby and I decided that we will have our first holiday as a couple touring Coastal Kerala, I instantly … Continue reading

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Of iron ore and days of yore

The difference is evident even from the skies – New Delhi is a concrete jungle; Cochin (rather the whole of Kerala) is verdant intercepted only by meandering water bodies or the infinite sea-shore. The proximity to the sea makes this … Continue reading

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