Back to School

Do you remember the longest association of your life? Mine was my school. I spent almost 13 years in the same institution and I if you go by my mark sheets, I wasn’t the smartest of the lot. But every class had that generous soul, the class clown, the mischief maker, the princess, the diva,…

Old Vs New

Things End But Memories Last Forever ~Kumar Milan The most beautiful things are not associated with money; they are memories and moments. If you don’t celebrate those, they can pass you by. ~Alek Wek

600 Posts: Throwback Time

Pune wasn’t on the list of my favorite cities, until I had to move away (You can read more about my experience of my life in the IT Hub of Maharashtra here). They say god always saves the best for the very last, and that’s what I realized about my long stay in Pune. This…

Bliss

History is not always about wins or losses. It’s not always bitter either. They can bring some soothing moments back. But like Margaret MacMillan cautions us: “We can learn from history, but we can also deceive ourselves when we selectively take evidence from the past to justify what we have already made up our minds…

Strike and Pocket

Carrom is a very popular indoor game in my part of the world. After dad’s demise, the rest of us would bond over the game. Mom would always say how dad was a champion player and won many accolades at his workplace. With time, my brother and I became quite good at it, but it’s…

Humble Beginnings

Churchgate has been etched in history for many right and wrong reasons. However, this ‘town’ in the city of Mumbai is special to me because I started my professional life here. Personally, it is the town of many firsts, a place where me and my closest friend sowed the first seed of professional ambitions. It’s…

Reminiscing Old Times

When we were growing up, there used to be a berwala right outside the school bus stop. We would buy an assortment of tangy eatables from him like ber (Indian plums of varied types), imili (raw and ready tamarind), fresh Saunf  (fennel seeds and flowers), kairis (raw mangoes) and star fruits. This one that I…

An Ode to A Legacy Unquestioned

Its Father’s Day again, a more western holiday that has little relevance in our context. But considering the amount of international exposure thanks to television and the Internet, the Indian culture of valuing relationships seems to be trending, with a twist. So jumping on to the bandwagon, here is my ode to the man I…