Warm Vanilla Sugar, And Other Things

“CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this? HOBBES: I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday? CALVIN: Yeah, but actually, I've got... Continue Reading →

When Words Fail

Today, someone's mother affectionately touched my cheek so as to offer some love and imply I was being a child. Well, I guess I was. For a few days now, I have had composite emotions brewing inside me. I haven't been able to segregate them and choose what to feel when. Doesn't it happen that... Continue Reading →

And so it has been…

Yesterday, I met an Irish woman who is on a visit to India. She's actually spending time in Goa but dropped in to see the city. Alone. Her friend didn't want to leave Baga beach I was told. We spoke a little, of cities, of people in cities, of people staring at tourists in cities,... Continue Reading →

Because it matters…

Because it matters to say thank you. Because it matters to say that it means something. Because the universe needs to know it is cherished. That I am grateful. Because I can read those poems Dickinson wrote and copy them neatly in blue ink on black ruled lines in diaries I kept during school. Because... Continue Reading →

Of Tomato Ketchup, Among Other Things

They add tomato ketchup for taste All they have to do is squeeze a bottle To add flavor Where’s the hard work in that? Where’s the hard work of boiling tomatoes, and tempering them? Of measuring vinegar, and seeing the red simmer to turn crimson? What about the time spent waiting for the puree to... Continue Reading →

For want of a little courage…

I saw the movie Barfi! Although I was expecting it to blow me away and seep into my heart like it did for multitudes of people, I am disappointed to admit that none of that happened to me. I walked into the theatre solemn and nonchalant and I walked out of it disappointed and reflective.... Continue Reading →

Lounging Around

It's my second post in the "month of love" and it makes me wonder if I should be talking about love. And now, that this post has begun, I'll just digress from the first line. I just needed to break the ice between me and my dashboard's "New Post" tab. There's no intended, coherent reason for writing... Continue Reading →


We have been playing Secret Santa in office since yesterday. On the whole, we have been a team that has stood by each other very firmly for all of last year, but what I am witnessing right now is affection at a completely different level. Even though Christmas has passed, we decided to play Secret Santa as... Continue Reading →

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