Monthly Archives: September 2012

In the sweetness of friendship, let there be laughter

Surprises are not necessarily always happy, but this one was.  Imagine, suddenly being given a bunch of beautiful red blooms; post a wonderful tête à tête session. It happened to me the other day; and it took my breath away. … Continue reading

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What is it that I liked about 50 Shades of Grey?

Before I immerse myself in my next read, which is Jeet Thayil’s Nacropolis (currently on the Man Booker shortlist), I thought I must put down my musings, as to why I liked reading EL James, 50 Shades of Grey. If … Continue reading

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Driving down to Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu

It was over a sumptuous Sunday lunch with friends that Mahabalipuram was decided upon. One really did not think the idea would take off. Why? Oh well, the usual you know; plans made in a party usually fall through, since … Continue reading

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The Emperor Of All Maladies- A biography of cancer

The book which touched me profoundly in recent times was Siddhartha Mukherjee’s, 2011 Pulitzer  prizewinner ‘The Emperor Of All Maladies- A biography of cancer”. The book is so lucidly written that even a non-medico like me, was hooked onto to … Continue reading

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Paparazzi Bangalore

If you happen to visit Bangalore, or rather Bengaluru as it now known as, then Paparazzi, the fine dine multi-cusine is a place you can stop by. Part of the Royal Orchid hotel group, the restaurant is situated in downtown … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grey; be glad you are not born in India

EL James’s world-wide bestselling book Fifty Shades of Grey, has evoked differing opinions, from yuck.  Among my immediate peers and avid book readers (mostly Indian), most have thought it to be worthless and not a book to be wasting … Continue reading

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An evening with queer D’Lo

This was perhaps the first time, I have had a chance to understand and interact (though not directly), with someone who is openly queer/transgender.  Some may not find it a significant interaction worth even mentioning or mulling over, but for … Continue reading

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Shankar Tucker and Troupe

For some who is not too fond of fusion, I was blown away when I heard Shankar Tucker and his troupe perform.  I had unfortunately not heard of Shankar Tucker before, even though they have been creating waves in the … Continue reading

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