the way kids go about getting to know someone they’ve just met, or someone they don’t know too well is by asking them a lot of questions. adults do the same thing but the questions are less intrusive. adults tend to show a little restraint, although there are exceptions. adults, i think, are just as … Continue reading Where are you from? Otherwise asked as, what is your native?
Awe! India, 2018. Telugu. I went into this movie without any prior knowledge. I remember seeing the movie poster somewhere on my social media. But it hadn’t caught my attention then. On Friday night, the TV remote was under my control, a rare event in our house (No violence was involved in obtaining the … Continue reading Awe! – Movie Review
I didn’t know much about Kamala Das when I started reading this book. I don’t remember how it ended up on my list. I might have read a poem of hers somewhere. I decided not to look her up until after I’m done reading the book. I wanted to form an unbiased opinion of her … Continue reading A Childhood in Malabar by Kamala Das – Book Review
Is it taste that's important each time we savor our favorite dishes? What do we look for in every bite? Is it the right concoction of spices and meat or vegetables? Should it be cooked and served in traditional vessels? Is it the texture and the color? Or is there something more? I have come … Continue reading Comfort Food
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I saw a video about Malleswaram on Facebook a few days back. I was at once nostalgic and also saddened. Nostalgic because Malleshwaram is special. It is where I was born and where I have spent many (maybe all) vacations as a kid. Saddened because the video reminded me about how Malleshwaram has changed over … Continue reading Post 30 – On Bangalore, cheese and the good ol’days
I began reading India After Gandhi a few days back. The book is 870 pages long and the reading has been very slow. I am only 11% percent done and so far it has been a good read. For me, reading a book is usually accompanied by reading about the author. This reading goes beyond the about-the-author blurb that is … Continue reading Post #15 – Happy Republic Day
Yesterday I completed the first book towards my 2016 challenge of reading 15 books: The Sceptical Patriot. This has been written by Sidin Vadukut about who (or is it whom? ) you can read here. He has previous works include the Dork trilogy. If you follow him on twitter or if you read his blog, you know that … Continue reading Day 4 – The Skeptical Patriot
Intricate carving Attracts me Calls me closer The gentle surface of my palm feels the curves and bends, the shapes on stone. My feet used to tiles and carpets: spoilt, relaxes against the cold and rough stone. It brings me peace, this place: a temple long forgotten holding stories all carved in stone. The pillars … Continue reading Lepakshi