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Of Life, Death and After…

1994. A terrible year of my life. That year ruined me, such that I shudder to think of it. One after the other, Incident after incident, that sent me into a deep abyss; a return from there almost impossible! It led me to think that…

It IS 65%!!

By some quirk of fate, three of us friends landed in an evening college.  Although none of us were interested in that "god-foresaken" place, yet we somehow came together as friends.  We were from totally different backgrounds.  One was from…

Anushka, for love’s sake, don’t back off!

Manoj Sebastian was livid on twitter because of Anushka Sharma!  Why?  Because she happened to be in Sydney watching her boy friend Virat's semi final game against Australia.  A game where India lost and Virat - the star Indian batsman -…

The Jokes Junction

People make me happy. Seeing them happy makes me happier. Being a people’s person, connecting with people instantly comes to me easily. The word networking in our times has attained a somewhat negative connotation. However for me networking…

An Ode to You

Tomorrow, if I were to leave For places unknown And return years later I wonder what you would do Would you still sip ginger tea At least occasionally, out of my mug Instead of the green tea From your favourite tumbler Would you still say…

Must A Name Mean Something

“Male or female, if my name were either Don or Dawn, I’d be up at sunrise to celebrate the glory that is me.” - Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense The above quote by Jarod in a nutshell sums up exactly what I feel about changing names…

The Sky Is The Limit

The glamour, pace, lifestyle; and the hustle and bustle of a big city are literally like magnets which draw one towards them. Such is the magnetism, that it almost becomes irresistible; a bait that entices you in a way that you are ready to…

Maid in India

Yes yes, I know that you know that I am a big fan of PM Modi and that I am likely to treat all his pet projects like my life’s personal mission; and I also know that you may think that I am smitten by him (thank god for small mercies…. Desh…

Do Robotic Pet Dogs Have Souls?

Japanese these days are keeping Robotic pet dogs.  These pets stay with them and also become part of their lives.  These are no ordinary pets.  They are robotic pet dogs AIBO developed by Sony.  'AIBOs' are "world's first home-use…

In a faraway land where she lived…

She lived in a faraway land; beyond the five oceans… Where the sun was brooding, on the verge of shining bright, He thought of her alluring silhouette, on her golden canopy.. And she stirred; she stirred in her sleep, and smiled.. She…

Remove the Cap!

I reach home after a long day at work with my son yelling at the top of his voice, “I’m hungry, I’m hungry, I’m hungry.” I quickly put my laptop in its place, throw my handbag on the couch and get my boy all cleaned up. While he gets busy…

To be or Not to be!

To Be or Not to Be! The famous Question in Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1, written by Shakespeare! It perhaps comes from the state of mind to end the suffering of the now. The mind-boggling question which questions one’s existence! Does Suicide…

My First Kiss Under The Red Umbrella

J‎une! The glorious month when tears of ecstasy flow from the heavens! The month that I opened my eyes in this beautiful world! Reason enough for the city of Mumbai to be flooded for two complete days I am told. Even if the rains are late…