Today morning a pack of monkeys paid a visit to our house. It had adults as well as many kids. The monkeys dismantled Siddharth’s tent in the balcony and were tossing the clothes hung out to dry. I also noticed that a couple of bats have also gotten very cosy inside our cane baskets which Read More →

Its so wonderful to be back home even though my maid is absconding and I have a cold and a cough :). The return journey was okay. Had the company of an old couple who were very cordial and they were enjoying Sid and Gautam’s constant banter. There was also a jerk, a very uncultured Read More →

It being Navratri and we are in the place of revelry – Ahmedabad. Due to the bomb attacks earlier this year, the celebrations are a little muted but joyful nonetheless. I went for the garba in my sister’s building complex. A traditional dholi – a drummer had been called and the girls and ladies were Read More →

was Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday. A holiday across all schools and offices in India. He is considered to be the father of the nation. It is also the International Day of Non- Violence. In today’s times when terrorism in its worst form stares at us in the faces, I wonder the relevance of non-violence for most Read More →

from Bangalore to mumbai was surprisingly pleasant. We started two hours before the train departure time and had a maniacal cab driver who drove in the evening traffic likehe was planning to take off. He managed to reach us in an hour’s time as a result of which we had to sit on the platform Read More →

I read this book by Khaled Hosseini in 3 days. It was quite unputdownable. A nice book. A story woven around the life in Afghanistan from the eyes of an Afghani who lived a luxurious life till their paradise is plunged into war first by Russian occupation, then the Taliban and finally by the US Read More →

Why of late I have seen that none of the trips planned actually turned out the way they were intended. It happened to us during our Hyderabad trip earlier. We had to cancel our confirmed tickets and rely on Tatkal due to change in my sis-in-law’s plans.Now the same thing happened when this trip to Read More →

I had planned a vacation to Mumbai and Ahmedabad for the coming Dassehra holidays starting Ist October. First Gurdev’s trip to Romania came up and then there was a technicality that e-tickets for railways had to be cancelled completely if the Master Passenger’s ticket is cancelled. Gurdev was the Master Passenger. I was so depressed. Read More →

Last night Gurdev left for Romania and as usual the house feels so empty. His flight left a little late so it will reach late too and his sleep will be screwed for a few days ( pardon my language). Damn these late night flights. Lets see how an East European country is. I could Read More →

We began with ” A Wednesday” and watched it on Wednesday night :). Its a wonderful movie. Yes, it preaches a violent end and also that violence ends violence but it is reflective of the growing frustration of a common man in India today whose daily life has become a bundle of nerves. With bombs Read More →