A Friend to Hang Out with

I suddenly realised that one of the most prized possessions I have is my sewing machine. It has given me many peaceful creative and relaxing moments in life. Don’t know if it’s the happiness of stitching a curtain in exactly the way I want or the satisfaction of stitching a cushion cover out of a material or a particular print...

Bihu

Everyone talks about Bihu – then and now. Everyone says it was better “then”, than “now”. I beg to differ. For me all the Bihu celebrations have something special to offer. So what, if the celebration of Bihu has changed over the ages? Change is inevitable. We all have to keep up with time and adjust accordingly. Today we do...

My Kolkata Experiences – The taxi driver who mugged me

View from inside a Kolkata cab Whenever someone mentions about the “streets of Kolkata”, I get reminded of a street full of vehicles and a rhythm-less blasting background music of honking. About 60-70% of those vehicles are the signature black and yellow ambassador taxis of Kolkata (of course it depends on the area and time of the day). I have...

April Fools’ Day

It is really important to have friends. Whenever I move to a new city, I feel tremendously lonely and trust me, it’s NOT a nice feeling. Mumbai is no exception. The loneliness is felt more when there is a festival or a celebration. It’s no fun celebrating anything alone, including April Fools’ Day. I actually felt grateful when a friend...

The World is a Better Place

Jim Parsons popularly known as Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory The world is a better place from today. Yes, the universe has added a few more reasons for me to think the way I do now. It might sound silly for some or most of you, but I am a tad happier than yesterday. Here’s why: A winner...

#NowPlaying

“I want to stand with you on a mountain, I want to bathe with you in the sea”, then it continues in my mind, just like a train of thoughts… “I want to lay like this forever, until the sky falls down on me…” Wondering what happened to me here? Well, for last few days, I have been noticing that...

Chores

I was about to make a “to do” list for today. I have so much to do for my websites, magazines, household chores and so on…. I thought of doing the chores first so that I can focus on my real work (read: websites, magazines) more. Then this realization struck hard. The first to do in the chores list was...

Religious Guilt or OCD

Every day is different and that’s how it should be, at least I think so. That way we will always be excited to live every new day anticipating the new! But in reality, this is not the case and we human beings are responsible for that. In our quest to live a safe and organised life, we make routines for...

The Boss is Always Right, Right?

I did 😀 It was Sunday. I was about to have lunch. My boss called. He told me to write and send two news reports – one on the flood situation of the Kaziranga National Park and another on the Islamists’ attack on the Holy Tombs of Timbuktu in Mali, recently inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Heritage in Danger. Well,...