Room with a view

I look at the clock. It is a quarter to 3:00 PM. A little late for lunch I decide and whip up a churumuri kind of snack. Salad veggies chopped, a pinch of masala, a spoon of chutney and leftover mixture. I settle back on my chair and work while I eat. I could get … Continue reading Room with a view

Falling for Fall

Pulling into my driveway this evening, I was still on the phone with my cousin. I reluctantly put my phone away when I realized she had to run. I went about my chores with a mechanical precision till I heard the crunching of gravel under the toy SUV that my neighbor's child was driving. I … Continue reading Falling for Fall

Lurker love

Today it is all about you. YOU, you and yes you the silent reader from Marvell Semiconductors. 🙂 On an average day about 100 people visit the blog reading on average about two pages, staying on the blog for about 3.27 minutes. Yet, I see only a fraction of the visitors stop by to say … Continue reading Lurker love

Slowing down

I know I have been lax with posting on here. It shows in the dwindling stats on my site stats and the fewer posts each month on my sitemap. More importantly I hear no end of it from Amma. I guess it is one of those phases in life when other things take priority. While … Continue reading Slowing down

Little Miss Sunshine

OK. Not little but still sunshiny. I did wake up in good spirits this morning. Did my bit to infect my co-workers and now at my job with energy. What a difference attitude makes! Perhaps its the fact I will be seeing my sister this evening? Perhaps its that the weekend is around the corner. … Continue reading Little Miss Sunshine

Do it now!

If you have been missing coming over here to find something new to read or shake your head at how boring I can be, I hear ya! Over the past few weeks, I have felt a fog descend on me suppressing all creative urges. There are so many things I want to write about but can't … Continue reading Do it now!

Freedom of choice – Why is it murky?

Over the past week when I was stuck in an inspiration less phase, plenty of thoughts buzzed around my head. A few came from current happenings, a few from personal experiences and observations. My friend Arch wrote to ask what I thought of the Delhi High Court ruling that decriminalizes homosexuality. I thought it was … Continue reading Freedom of choice – Why is it murky?

Ahh! The joys of being irresponsible.

Yup. It's done finally. I mean the Spring term of my course. I have a mini break of a week before I start the Summer term. I woke up today feeling giggly and happy for no reason. Then I remembered. I have no exam to study for. No paper due. No reading up to do. … Continue reading Ahh! The joys of being irresponsible.

Cold rain, perky greens

Friday evening we left work in the kind of rain I hate. Incessant, dripping, cold, slow drizzle. Shivering in my short sleeved cotton shirt and the hem of my blue jean caked with mud I traipsed behind K on our weekly visit to Maisie's Farm. A local community supported agriculture effort. We signed up just … Continue reading Cold rain, perky greens

On my mind this morning

Late yesterday I was trying to put my thoughts together on the topic of abuse within normal homes for Sa and kept meandering. There is so much I want to say but words just don't fall together like they aught to. Struggling for a while I gave up and switched on the TV to this. … Continue reading On my mind this morning

Life is one big wait

Picture courtesy: Google Image Search. Picture links back to source. I have been expecting two emails since morning and I am amazed by how impatient I am. It seems like forever but less than a minute has gone by before the last time I checked. The emails themselves are nothing important or time sensitive yet … Continue reading Life is one big wait

Of Dhal, Chawal, Subzi.

If you were not aware already, I document evidence of my kitchen experiments here. Yesterday SLK left a comment that had me smiling. And thinking! If you haven't hopped over to see the actual comment, the gist of it is that most South Indians specially after moving away from home tend to pick up global … Continue reading Of Dhal, Chawal, Subzi.

Caption this

Immersed in work all of today, I took a break to play with this new tool I found while browsing that lets you transfer photos from your Flickr account to Picasa. I had been looking for something like this ever since Yahoo photos moved my pictures to Flickr. As I moved album after album, I … Continue reading Caption this

Of traffic lights and peak hour rush

Strolling out of my marathon hour and half meeting early in the morning, I absently picked my water bottle from my cube and headed out to the kitchen for water. Filling it like I always do I smelled freshly brewing coffee. A friendly co-worker was standing by the coffee pot. Normally I would have picked … Continue reading Of traffic lights and peak hour rush

Into uncharted waters

It's close to a year since I moved to my own domain. Encouraged with a week of no classes and rather free evenings, I decided to go ahead and attempt upgrade my wordpress installation from 2.5 to 2.7.1. While I have no clue what the upgrade will offer me in terms of features, the thrill … Continue reading Into uncharted waters