Monthly Archives: August 2009

Reflections from the Delhi Metro

Travelling alone on the New Delhi Metro Rail? Short trips are fine but an hour-long commute in a jam-packed compartment can be deathly boring. Wondering how to pass your time? Eavesdropping helps. Woman 1: My boyfriend says I don’t provide … Continue reading

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A House for Mr. Bobby

Bobby the toad entered our lives this monsoon season. One unusually rainy day in New Delhi, he leaped his way into our ground floor flat and has stayed ever since. Believe me, it’s not that easy trying to get rid … Continue reading

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Do blueberry muffins ring a bell?

It’s quite late by the time I get back from office. And dark too. In not-so-safe New Delhi, it’s a good idea to know who you are opening your doors to — especially at night. So when someone rings the … Continue reading

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Why the water scares me

Nearly 20 years ago, a little boy ran down a rocky stretch of Kovalam beach in Kerala, thrilled with his first look at the sea. He stepped into the water gingerly, allowing the gentle waves to lap at his tiny … Continue reading

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True Love — 34 years on

So I was reading the Remembrance page in ‘The Times of India’ (FYI, I do not have a morbid fascination for death) and I chanced upon a message for Sayta Rani. Who left 34 years ago this day in 1975Fragrance … Continue reading

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Sona Mohapatra back with ‘Diljale’

Remember Sona Mohapatra. The Indian pop/folk sensation sort of disappeared off the radar after her debut album “Sona” in 2006. But the ‘Bolo Na’ and ‘Aaja Ve’ singer is now back with ‘Diljale’. Her new video single will be officially … Continue reading

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Vote for Delhi’s best FM radio station

It’s time you voted for Delhi’s favourite FM radio station — again. Two years ago, the newly launched Meow 104.8 FM was the surprise winner with 28 percent of the votes cast on this blog. Hit 95 FM finished in … Continue reading

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