Monthly Archives: November 2012

Jay, Veeru And Digital Bigamy

Last week I briefly mentioned that despite being an Apple fan-boy, I had switched to Android with a Samsung Galaxy Note II. The main driver was the loss of Google Maps from the Apple ecosystem. I received quite a few emails from confused individuals, asking for more details. So here goes… First. Don’t even think […]

A Week of Roller-Coaster Emotions, Changes and Closure

What a roller-coaster week this has been! The biggest story obviously was Balasaheb Thackeray’s on-off death. From the time I started understanding things as a kid, the Sena and he have been part of our lives, sometimes central, most times peripheral, responsible for changing Bombay and its residents, for good or for bad. Interestingly, just […]

Holidays Sans-Children, Sans-Friends

In this week of Jab Tak Hain Jaan, Son of Sardar and Ek Tiger Bimaar, it is good to be out of the city and in the Himalayas. I love my kids. They are generally obedient, fun to be with and at an age where they can take reasonable care of themselves. Holidays with them […]

Mumbai is No Longer Women-Safe. Seriously!

This is the “women in trouble” fortnight. Two days ago, a security company that provides in-home alarm devices sent an email with the header “Ladies, this city is no longer safe”, in an attempt to scare their target audience into buying their products. Last week, I received an email from a subscriber to my email […]


Four days ago, I watched English Vinglish. In this new world of first weekend-hit films, this movie is still running to full houses in its third week, simply because of Ms. Sridevi, who is just so damn good. I liked the film and even had a lump in my throat when Ms. Sridevi gave her […]