Monthly Archives: October 2014

Amelia Earhart

While I drool over belated Diwali sweet posts, saree photos and shake my head wisely over clever yet aesthetically presented pronouncements by Pema Chodron and Paulo Coelho; even post a Rumi of my own liking, I notice Facebook informing me … Continue reading

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Where am I from?

Where am I from? I am from hard working parents who just happened to be doctors but never expected me to be the same I am a combination of all that are related to me, but especially my Mum’s mother … Continue reading

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Stealing happiness!

Suddenly reminded of one long ago summer, when my grandmother had made a large amount of tamarind pickle(tnetuler achar) with jaggery. We usually descended on that peaceful rural home like a bunch of tail-less monkeys and filled the afternoons with … Continue reading

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Still me, Renee Zellweger

So what was Zellweger meant to have done? Leave herself untouched by the knife and hope her acting skills take her to where Judy Dench and Meryl Streep have gone? Or resigned herself to playing bridesmaid/sidekick/aging groupie for the rest … Continue reading

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Never judge a man by his shave!

What an odd thing life is! A trio of tradesmen or tradies as they are called in Australia (the Aussie does not believe in wasting breath on speaking when it could be used on downing a Coopers Pale Ale) are … Continue reading

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The heart of an artichoke…….food porn.

Spawned by the love of Zeus for an earthly woman, Cynara, the artichoke is the sort of food that is almost the gastronomic equivalent of The Cook, the thief, His Wife & Her Lover. As a flower bud, it is … Continue reading

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With Kali Puja just around the corner, I was thinking of the stories in Bengal about the goddess and her following among the robbers at the turn of the eighteenth century and later. That was one good thing the British … Continue reading

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