Monthly Archives: November 2011

Space and heart

When every square inch is ferociously coveted, it stands to reason that whatever square footage one can cover will be fiercely guarded. Even if it means the space is in the public arena. You could be in a train, which … Continue reading

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Life, or something close to it

Vida é uma festa – that’s Portuguese for life is a party. When I was relatively younger, and subjecting both Portuguese and Spanish languages to battering by my hamming in those two languages, I used to spout this phrase quite frequently. … Continue reading

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Forgetting my brief

Am referring to the story brief please, not some piece of laundry! Of late, have been forgetting a lot of things. The other day, forgot whether I had finished the papaya at home or not and so promptly bought another … Continue reading

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A tale of 2 cities

It’s been a long-standing grudge for denizens of either city – Mumbai and Delhi – to begrudge the other’s characteristics, and the immediate provocation for writing about this long-standing inter-city feud is a chance meeting with a corporate executive last … Continue reading

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Housewives, eat your heart out!

A picture is worth a thousand words. And finally, the near-perfect chapati that ballooned, also called phulka. You can even show it to your mother!

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Adventures in the kitchen

This post is actually a dedication to Mr Pradhan, gifted with not just the ability to turn the most mundane ingredients into a cordon bleu dish, but was equally, if not more gifted with an acerbic wit and an acidic … Continue reading

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At your doorstep

It’s a city built around working class professionals. People who scarcely have any time other than what is left for work and commute. Sleep is accommodated somewhere in between. So to expect people to take out time from their daily … Continue reading

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