Bollywood, Movie, Opinion, Review

Airbrushed reality

I snuck back home a little before 1:00 AM this morning. As I slipped under the covers, in the last few moments before sleep claimed me, my thoughts about Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani was that it was airbrushed reality. Sitting in my patio, sipping on hot kaapi, watching the kids pick wildflowers for me, I […]

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Feelings, Musings, Opinion, Poll

Have you been touched?

By the recession lately I mean. A couple of weeks back I was logged into Gtalk as I flitted between making lunch and catching up on news one weekday morning. Hearing the familiar ping of an incoming IM, I switched windows to be pleasantly surprised by a friend from my undergrad. Career and motherhood had […]

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Movie, Opinion

Slumdog Millionaire – My take on it.

Spoilers ahead Like all other movies I watch, I read up reviews and pretty much make my mind up before I watch a movie. On the rare occasions I watch a movie without expectations I end up liking it. Having read differing takes on it, I went today with my amma in tow to watch […]

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Appa, Feelings, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Politics

What’s in a name anyway?

Everything! Akay’s comment from yesterday set me thinking. I did see the furore caused by Mr Sanjay Dutt and his new wife Manyata. I saw this post by Mad Momma which in turn linked to Goofy Mama and a whole slew of posts debating this issue. I concur wholeheartedly with the spirited women and am […]

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Business, Google, Misc, Musings, Opinion

Et tu, Google?

As much as I wanted to take a break from blogging and come back with something worth my while to talk about, this article on MarketWatch made me come hopping back to my cherished outlet. Now, Google is a company I have come to love. The kind of love that grows over time. Much like […]

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Misc, Opinion, Politics, US

I know this person!

Over the past week, I read “Dreams from My Father” by Barack Obama our presidential candidate with much interest. It has been a while since I read that kind of a book. The one that makes you feel. One that makes you feel like there is sense in the chaos that is the political landscape. […]

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Inner Voice, Life, Opinion, People, reflections, Work

Pleasantly surprised!

Late morning yesterday we received notice of a 8:00 AM learning session Friday. Groaning inwardly I took a quick look at the agenda. It was for a tool we use extensively at work and I thought we knew everything there was to it. The list of topics did not cover anything new except for one […]

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Change, contradictions, Desi, Entertainment, Family, Feelings, Home, Independence, Inner Voice, Life, Musings, nostalgia, Opinion, People, Personal, reflections, Relationships, Responsibility, Social

Once upon a train

There were two wide eyed chatty girls moving away from home for the first time. Their daddy dears accompanied them to the then happening city that was Bangalore. Settling in to a new hostel, shopping around for essentials and getting to work first day was eventful but what followed in the years following was even […]

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Ego, Family, Feelings, Happiness, Help, Home, Inner Voice, Life, Love, Moods, Musings, Opinion, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Relationships, Romance, Sadness, Words

Epiphany – A sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something.

This word has fascinated me many times. I heard it used by many people. I never quite got what it meant. Till yesterday. I had an epiphany. It feels good saying that. I have to go back a bit to explain what I feel. Over the years there have been many things I have craved, […]

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advice, Books, Desi, Entertainment, Family, Feelings, Happiness, Home, Humor, Inner Voice, Life, Musings, Opinion, People, Personal, Ramblings, reflections, Routine, Words

Jeera rasam for the desi soul

Waiting for a friend in the lobby of her office, I picked up a worn out copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Turning over the pages vacantly, I read a few of the contributions and found myself nodding my head in agreement or going “My parents would have done the exact same thing! […]

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