There is a waterfall fountain in our backyard. It is flanked by two large blue decorative planters that were left behind by the previous owner of the house. When we moved in, the planters housed a large shrub of some kind. We didn’t put in the effort to identify the shrub. It was flowerless at … Continue reading On Gardening and Asymmetry
I step out of the jet bridge into the airport. Others are still shuffling around, gathering their belongings from overhead compartments and from under their seats and making their way out of the aircraft. I walk slowly, looking for signage saying baggage claim. It’s easy to find. I pick up pace and walk in the … Continue reading Touchdown Homeland
Dear lovely readers, I have some exciting news. I started a newsletter a couple of weeks back. Every week I send out an email about books, movies, TV shows, recipes and other little things. Two postcards are out already! Only some postcards will be available at the archive. Subscribe so you don't miss out on … Continue reading Newsletter
I didn’t know much about Kamala Das when I started reading this book. I don’t remember how it ended up on my list. I might have read a poem of hers somewhere. I decided not to look her up until after I’m done reading the book. I wanted to form an unbiased opinion of her … Continue reading A Childhood in Malabar by Kamala Das – Book Review
An Old Poem, One of my favorites.
Calls me closer
The gentle surface
of my palm
feels the curves and bends,
used to tiles and carpets:
relaxes against the cold and rough
It brings me peace,
hold so much
and through them
I see the light
That I came here for.
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Hi there! Long time, no see. I haven't posted anything here for a long time because I have been so busy with school. Now that that is out of the way, let me give you guys an update. This blog has undergone a lot of changes in the last month. Some you will notice, others … Continue reading Update – 14-June-2015
I sent the following email today from firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com (Ms. Jaya Bachchan’s email id provided at http://www.archive.india.gov.in/govt/rajyasabhampbiodata.php?mpcode=1964). As stated in the email, I will publish the response from Ms. Jaya Bachchan if and when I receive it.
Subject: Your passionate speech in the Rajya Sabha about the 2012 Delhi gang rape
Dear Ms. Jaya Bachchan,
I was extremely impressed by your passionate words in the Rajya Sabha during the discussion on the 2012 Delhi gang rape and the documentary ‘India’s Daughter’ on March 04, 2015:
“Inhone jo kiya, yeh bhi vahi kar rahe hain …. Yeh crocodile tears nahi chaahiye auraton ko … us aadmi ko jail se chhoddiye, we will deal with him … crocodile tears! …”
(“The NDA Government is doing exactly what the UPA Government did …. Women don’t want these crocodile tears … release that man from jail, we will deal with him … crocodile…
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His voice Like a lullaby Slow, soft Monotonous. I try, I really do. I try To stay focused On the words of his song That endless lullaby. But my mind It sways Like a swing. Slow at first Then picking up pace Here, there This and that Till I have been transported Elsewhere. Abruptly I … Continue reading Thursday Class: 6PM
City Lights A beauty. Christmas lights adding glory. Tiny flickering bulbs Playing hide-n-seek in the night. Photographers amateur and otherwise clicking away The right moment the right setting the flickering backdrop for their muse. Led bulbs and whatnot Creating shadows Highlighting areas Hiding alleys And crime. City lights so beautiful Christmas lights Adding glory.
I watch you As you sip your coffee Deep in thought I want to ask 'What are you thinking?' But I know your answer, 'Nothing' you will say. Yet, there must be something Some idea, some worry Some train of thought That I am not allowed on. 'My mind is blank' You always say. But, … Continue reading His Blank Mind
Winter break, a month of rest and solitude. Not that I have nothing to do, but there are no deadlines. Except the ones I set. I am my master. One more month before the craziness of another semester begins. The multitude of people all going crazy together. The projects and exams. Paperwork, dreaded paperwork. I … Continue reading One crazy semester finally comes to an end
About 2 weeks back, Laxminarayan Krishnamurthy received a package from Snapdeal. He was shocked to find that, instead of containing the Samsung Core 2 Duos smartphone ordered and paid for by him, the package contained a bar of Vim soap and a brick! He described this on Facebook on October 24, 2014, stating, “Beware of Snapdeal guys!! It’s a fraudulent e-retail company. We have lost our money and there’s been no response from Snapdeal whatsoever.” On October 28, he commented, “Snapdeal has finally promised to return the money within 5-6 working days!!”
On November 3, 2014, Firstpost reported that Hindustan Unilever Limited sent Laxminarayan Krishnamurthy a Samsung Core 2 Duos phone with a letter that read:
“The pictures you posted online show that our brand was used in this incident. Vim is one of our iconic brands with some great consumer franchise. We felt bad about it, not to mention…
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When do my creative juices start to flow? When I have a lot of work pending and exploring my creativity is the last thing I must be focusing on. Right now, I have at least 10 other things that have higher priority than this blog post. But here I am, typing away nineteen to a … Continue reading On Procrastinating