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 →

A good friend of mine I have known for almost 4 years now completely misjudged me. She took a mail totally unintended for her and misinterpreted it to be malicious to her. I could sense her withdrawal but did not know the reason for it. I called her up to ask her what was bothering Read More →

The filing for bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers a large investment bank on Monday and the takeover of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America to prevent it from going under set off a wave of panic in the world financial markets. Now the AIG crisis which is looking to Federal Reserve to bail it out is Read More →

I don’t feel anything but despair! Its the same old story all over again. Its people like u and me who suffer each time. Someone loses their husband, wife, son, daughter and so on. The grief is so profound and we all sit helpless watching hapless people like you and me paying the price of Read More →

This is an amazingly tasty and easy-to-make recipe of Chicken strips, the kinds we get in KFC but minus all the fat because this one is baked. Take 500 gms. Boneless, skinless chicken breast. 1 cup buttermilk, can be substituted with diluted curd. Salt and pepper to marinate. Salted biscuits – 2 packets. Eggs for Read More →