Monthly Archives: February 2014

The God Conceit

Last week, Jai Arjun Singh, in his terrific blog Jabberwock, described the current television version of Krishna in the new Mahabharata, as a “smug, forever-in-control avatar, constantly manipulating events towards the Greater Good”. The Krishna character’s conceited smile gets under my skin too, often making me want to just shake him hard to get that […]

Kabira in Matunga

Thursday night, while “Tum Hi Ho” was being belted out, I shot a short video and posted it on our college WhatsApp group. One friend wrote back asking, “Who is he?” I then forwarded the same video to another school-friends group to have yet another friend pose the same question. Guys come on! We need […]

The This and That of Air Travel

Much has changed in the two years since I last wrote about this. What hasn’t changed though is our expectation as travellers; seamless online ticketing, pain-free web checkin, fast movement of lines at the airport desks, quick, efficient and polite security checks and easy entry into and exit from the airports. And so, a few […]

Happy Birthday Wishes

A funny thing happened recently. I celebrated my 49th birthday earlier this week. Last weekend, while scanning Facebook, Bijal casually wondered why my friends had already started wishing me. I logged in and found a bunch of Happy Birthday messages on my FB Wall. Apparently, one friend had decided to wish me in advance and […]