Monthly Archives: July 2009

Rajmata Gayatri Devi, RIP


  She had been named one of the ten most beautiful women in the world by TIME magazine but that was not when I saw her. I saw her when her elegantly coiffed hair was a helmet of silver, those doe … Continue reading

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Touching money is the best painkiller


So says todays TOI. On page 13. The page I turn too after I check the obituries. It has the kind of news that the news papers should be full of. From Page one to Page 24. Or whatever the … Continue reading

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Of medical tests and such like


I am convinced there is a conspiracy out there to draw out all the blood from the members of the Manral family, and have vile blood drinking rituals. Yes, its them simple, sober looking women in lab overcoats, supervised by … Continue reading

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Of writing a book…


Since an entire busload of bloggers are now Officially Published Authors (including my dear friend Parul, who has written the delightful Bringing Up Vasu, which you must must go right now to a bookstore and buy and read), I’ve been … Continue reading

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Am back, sort of.


Yes. I am. Sitting at my desk at the office. In front of the computer. Keying away furiously. I have a pile load of deadlines which are long overdue, and no mental bandwidth to get to work. It has been … Continue reading

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I’m not a jewellery person


And that’s the barefaced truth. When friends compare the size of their rocks, I edge away from the discussion in shame of having nothing to contribute. The husband too, darling as he is in most cases, last indulged me with … Continue reading

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And if you didnt know it…


I am a Kreativ Blogger. So declares Priya Iyer. And who am I to disagree. (And god help me, I am not able to cut paste the badge here, I should probably find that spoonful of water to drown myself). … Continue reading

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