Weddings in North India are moments of great celebration. Families and friends from far and wide join the bride and groom over many days of fun filled merriment. Food is an integral part of this experience. For the Mathurs (a North Indian Hindu community), food defines the purpose of a wedding! We live to eat,... Continue Reading →
When things fall apart some other things fall in together! I realised this the other day when I had to get my wife's car tyres replaced. I was upset since the tyres had been replaced not too long back and due to some imbalance in the car's weight, had to be written off. The... Continue Reading →
Our garden is blooming again! After an unusually hot summer our garden has sprung back to life. As the season improves we hope to welcome the migratory birds and wake up every morning to enjoy the weather. It's such a pleasure to savour the simple joys in life!
'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 →
"We learn from history that we learn nothing from history", remarked George Bernard Shaw. I was struck by this thought as I was glancing through the papers full of ISIS, Trump, Oil Crash, Syria, Brexit and more. I was wondering if there's something that we can learn from our past that can help us navigate through... Continue Reading →
All over the world public anger finds expression in arson, rioting for causes that range from the profound to the profane: " I can't get a job but I can burn a bus. Or, I am pissed with my boss so let me scratch the seat of the taxi. Even better, I am bored, let... Continue Reading →
Waiting in a queue for a couple of hours isn't something that I relish. I experienced a long wait yesterday at the US Embassy as my visa application was being processed. The phones had been taken away and hence the most obvious option of killing time was not available. The options were binary, either sit... Continue Reading →
As a teenager Aerosmith was a band that I was crazy about. I remember many head banging moments shared with my friends singing on top of my voice- 'Janie's got a gun'🎸. The exhilaration that we experienced croaking (teens take their time to settle their octaves) this song were amongst the indelible moments of my... Continue Reading →