2020 was voted as one of the worst years for many and a godsend for some of the online businesses. My year also started off much like other years and I did not have too many complaints regarding the lockdown since this was my regular routine since my decision to…

It was with the greatest of interest that the 2nd strongest cyclone of the Arabian Sea and the most intense storm of the North Indian sea, ever recorded, Cyclone Kyarr (Oct 24 to Nov 1) was being followed by me and our family members for more reasons that one. …

As I sink my fingers into the fragrant rice and encounter a hot potato and proceed to break it down, in the beginning of what was to be a nostalgia ridden meal of a Kolkata Mutton biryani, I am reminiscent of the life of the person who brought it and…

A quarter century+ on this earth
For whatever it is worth
A travel together like no other
I wouldn’t exchange it for another

The 13th of July, year of ‘92
Arrive did you, the second of two
A small bundle of joy, yeah
In the hospital of Ramaiah

Initial years…

Ben and Pia

A meeting of minds turned into a formality by the meeting of the family which resulted in the finalising of a date for the all-important finalisation of the date of the wedding. Being from two different factions of the Christian faith, we needed to come to a commonality in the…

For all who are familiar with us, are also familiar with our evening routine, so much so, that if neighbours decided to send over some goodies or a dish over, they know that like clockwork, the gate would get locked and the outside light will be switched off at sharp…

As I sat on my recliner in my favourite repose, I wondered how this day would pass. With one child in the near east and other way out west, it was not possible nor advisable with the current crisis looming over all our senses and sensibilities.

The cellphone buzzed and…

This is a story of grit of a student who was a constant in my stories to other students throughout my teaching career. I was a part time faculty at Maurya College before my college hours began at 9 am and the first batch of students who got admitted there…

Arthur and Roscida (pc: Roscida)

A couple of days ago, I received news of the demise of a gentleman, who was the Resort Manager at the second property that I worked. He breathed his last in his adopted country down under and passed on peacefully in presence of his wife and children.

It took me…

Kuttiamma Iype

I wanted to dedicate my 150th blog this year to a woman of substance on her birthday….15th June 1929. She would have been 91 this year, had she not been taken away from us in 2007. …

Bobby George

Academician, Author, Foodie, Traveller with myriad interests and skills, all jacked and none mastered!

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