Category: Musings

  • Stories for Memories; Trading Stories for Memories!

    When you read a book, does it read a little bit of you? Does it store away a little part of you that you may meet some day in the future?

  • An Open Letter to Tourists

    My dear fellow travelers, Why do you carry the city with you wherever you go? Why do you tuck it into your little purses, stuff it into your bags, or pack it into your suitcases? Can’t you leave it behind where it’s meant to be?

  • Relax, Unwind, Breathe, Repeat.

    The hammock swings side to side: left-right, left-right, left-right … The cicadas murmured in their typical, mechanical fashion – trrrr … trrr … trrrr … – which I find oddly comforting, almost like a lullaby. My friend gives the hammock a gentle push and it comes back to its rhythmic swing. Left-right, left-right, left-right … […]

  • How I Got the Better of New Year Resolutions

    Happy New Year! Yes, I know. It is rather late in the day for cheerful new year wishes, but it’s not for nothing that I have perfected the art of procrastination. So, I’ll say once again, ‘Happy New Year’ and it’s up to you to take it or leave it.

  • Happy Indifference Day, Folks!

    Independence day has come and gone. Flags were hoisted all over the city and people exhibited that smidgeon of patriotism they especially reserve for this day. All of a sudden, their heart swelled with pride as songs from Hindi movies played in the background.

  • Odds & Ends: The Spice of Life

    It’s been such a long time since I posted anything on the blog at all. Why? Well, there is the ‘I-don’t-have-the-time’ excuse that is conveniently used to explain all sorts of oversight – some egregious, some shocking, and some quite mundane. But, I think the biggest problem I face is I am not sure what to write […]

  • Women’s Day, Shwomen’s Day

    Women’s Day … International Women’s Day … The day of celebrating womanhood … … primarily by sharing stock photos stolen from Google and shared on various social media forums with a message of ‘solidarity’ and a salute to all the strong and powerful women they may have known in life.

  • My Slice of the Apple Pie

    The first hour or so after I have woken up are precious to me …. really, really precious! I prefer no one speaks to me, I prefer not to talk myself, and the only thing I do is cradle a cup of coffee in my hands, sit in my balcony and just stare away.

  • Kerala …ah! Golden Memories

    Every time I see a traditional Kerala lamp, it’s like I’m hitching a ride on a time machine and taking a trip through memory lane. Its warm glow and golden glory just whisks me back to some of the fondest memories I have of my hometown and family.

  • Let’s Start at the Very Beginning …

    In a previous blog post, I had expressed, almost giddyingly, how much I loved stories. And I’d also mentioned that the first movie I watched was the one that started my love affair with all things 70mm – Sound of Music. I have no recollection of how old I was when I first saw this […]