You got to be kitten me!

  I don’t particularly like cats. I somehow just don’t connect with them. I get rather perplexed when I see fellow humans swoon over them. That ‘oh! so adorable..’ terms of endearment don’t exactly leave me purring! Cute cat pictures that splash all over social media are definitely not meant for people like me!! But... Continue Reading →

The Nose

Who knows what the nose is really up to? I understand that it is an inlet that allows life to flow through. I recognize that it’s a part of our body that many like to adorn with embellishments. In fact some go under the knife to tune it to their interpretation of beauty. However, the... Continue Reading →

Machine?

'Machines are going to take over the world', screamed a recent newspaper headline. The point of reference was robots powered by artificial intelligence. The article hysterically claimed that machines will take over our jobs as a start and then eventually gain control over every aspect of our existence. Many Hollywood movies and books have created elaborate... Continue Reading →

The Driver

Mr Tripathi was one of the most dignified drivers that we have had the pleasure of employing. He was an integral part of the household, playing a significant role in making our lives comfortable. From the daily running around to just having a nice presence, he was a positive influence in my life while growing... Continue Reading →

Really, really, really short stories

How short can stories get? How about stories in three sentences? The interesting aspect of a three sentence story is that you can complete the story, fire up the imagination and yet leave it open for interpretation. Here is a sampler: Till Death Do Us Apart He loved her She did too Read the tombstones... Continue Reading →

The Headline Theatrics

The media in India loves to whip up a hysteria. They scream and they shout and they let it all out. It often leaves me wondering is it really as bad as it sounds? Here is a summary of the current rant: 1. The cinema of the Khans are tolerated but they accuse India of being intolerant!... Continue Reading →

Holy cow! What a controversy…

The Indian political muscle is flexing and beefing up around the concept of beef consumption. The Hindus consider the cow holy. The Muslims and Christians consider it food. Instead of accepting the ideological differences, arms are being twisted. The rhetoric is rising. Tempers are flaring. All that the poor cow has to say is that who... Continue Reading →

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