Category: Memories

Memories of Mangoes

Each time I gaze at a mango tree it revives some exquisite memory or some forgotten longing beautiful, joyful, slushy and sentimental like the fruit both sweet and sour and I lose myself for hours remembering childhood spent in gardens filled with the beloved green scented presence Simply love mango trees that were a very…

In Memoriam…

Am going to soon move to another city and shift into another apartment. Have been busy sorting things out and cleaning up in that context. It’s simply amazing how much clutter we accumulate over time, and how difficult it is to declutter. Was reading some online tips and one great idea was to “digitize to…

An Accidental Sports Star

Decided to write something mood-uplifting today. Sometimes you discover that you have hidden talents that are totally unexpected, and these are the pleasant surprises that life throws at you. It happened to me in the sports arena. I was an overweight and lazy kind of kid who hated “sports”, especially PT (physical training). PT periods…

Caught Red-Handed – 1

One of my biggest regrets in life is that I never really got to know my father or spend much time with him. He fell seriously ill when I was around three years old and was hospitalized for a few weeks, never fully recovered, or even if he did was never the same again and…

The Animal House

One of my fondest memories from childhood are the visits to the “Animal House”. We lived in a medical college campus and I used to often visit my mom’s department in the medical college during school holidays. Spent most of my time there either plucking roses from the rose trellis in front of the building,…

The Hindi Drama

Recounting my one and only experience with dramatics and acting long ago in school. “Acting and drama” have been my weakest points and it’s rather embarrassing to share this experience, but am being brave enough to do so…. It was quite well known to almost everyone in school that I was no good whatsoever in…

On Windows and Views

Wrote this poem a few days back when I was in Hyderabad. Managed to stay for a few days in my old apartment there. The last few years that I’d spent in it was quite ill and invalid, so it felt really great to be back in much better condition. Used to spend a lot…

Rukmini Ammamma

Those nights when I’ve lain awake struck by insomnia and dreading the darkness, I’ve worried mostly about the “irrationality” and “evil” in human nature. The two qualities or aspects that seem to cause most of the misery and perplexity in human lives. While wallowing in this nocturnal anxiety and fear, I’ve also wondered why some…

Selfies!

Everyone takes a bad selfie – the first thing is to know that. – Sabrina Carpenter Posting three selfies describing my recent activities. Lost my sunglasses few days back and had to urgently buy a new pair, so went shopping yesterday and managed to get one. Was very busy today with some meetings…. PS: Keep losing…

The Principal’s Office

I’m rewinding back to those days when I used to still visit Sarah’s rose garden (Std 4 & 5). While she was my lunch-break best friend, my in-class best friends were Anand and Ganesh. The three of us used to sit on the last bench and get along like a house on fire. Since we…

Me Too #MeToo

For the last few days women have been openly sharing stories of sexual assault and harassment, and being encouraged to speak up on social media platforms like FaceBook, Twitter etc. Thanks to many brave women, we’re hearing about the horrifyingly common instances of sexual harassment and abuse around us. We’ve also realized that we’re not…

Morning Walk Nostalgia

It has been great sharing a few of my “morning walk” pics with you all! Have many more left 🙂 🙂  My trip to Hyderabad has almost come to an end and I’ll be returning soon…… Today at the end of my walk, I got nostalgic and visited the house that I’d stayed in for…

I Understand – Part 2

If you haven’t already done so, please read my earlier post titled “I Understand – Part 1”. Some of you asked me why I’m talking about such negative issues. Am doing so because I believe that by discussing such problems openly, we can bring about some positive change (however miniscule) in society, compared to just…

The Economics of Ramnavami

The two festivals that I remember vividly from my stay in Calcutta are Durga Puja and Ramnavami. However surprisingly, have more lucid memories of Ramnavami, though it was celebrated on a much smaller scale than Dussehra. Also got my first economics lesson around then. This festival which usually falls in April is celebrated very differently…

Idlis for Bollywood Aunty

Going back from sixteen to six – when I was in Calcutta. The neighborhood that I stayed in Salt Lake City was surprisingly mostly a neighborhood of Marwadis and North Indians and I was exposed to very little Bengali because most of the neighbors and area kids spoke Hindi. As a result of this, within…

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