• Musing

    New Year’s Musings

    Last night it was New Year’s Eve. The last day of 2015 giving way to a new year. We were at a party dancing our feet off to Bollywood tunes. Two days earlier, it snowed. It was light and fluffy and almost wispy. Not much, but still, the first of the season. A day before that we received a news for which we’d been waiting for a long time. The night before we ordered in pizza and watched movies into the dawn. Each day, a distinct identifiable entity. They will soon blend into each other and 2015 will be lost…

  • Fiction,  Humor

    Three Fallen Angels and the Theory of Everything Bong!

    Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived three beautiful angels on earth. Earth, because they were banished from Heaven because God was displeased with them. What was wrong, you ask? Well! One of them loved arguments! He took great pride in his ability to present well constructed arguments with great details. He seized half opportunities and launched himself at others (just verbally, violence was strictly forbidden for angels), and did not stop until he had made the other party squirm. He always had the last say in any argument. There was no argument he lost. He had an…

  • Travels

    A “Fall”-ing Day!

    While New Hampshire isn’t something you’d normally choose as your expat home, living here certainly has its perks. Especially for people like me who’s got a wanderlust. Number one, the proximity of undiluted wild nature. Even after more than a year here I still get wide eyed every now and then. Whether you love mountains or oceans, this tiny minuscule state offers you the best of both. Number two, the historic city of Boston is less than an hour away if you are feeling like cityscaping. Number three, if you are a seafood enthusiast then you can look for no…

  • Musing

    The Hunt for Treasure and Its Value

    I read about the Nazi train, hidden in a tunnel in the belly of a mountain in Poland, containing tons of gold. Treasure hunters from all over the world are swarming there, each trying their best to sabotage the others’ quests. The train has managed to stay hidden still, maintaining its dignity of elusiveness. Sceptics are not so confident; they are eagerly waiting for another hoax. Now me, I am a person who’s grown up overdosing on such accounts of treasure hunting, adrenaline pumping adventures, finding fabled riches by solving difficult puzzles. From my favorite uncle Scrooge McDuck, the richest…

  • Travels

    A Trip to the Canyonland – Antelope Canyon and Lake Powell

    Read about the first day at the Grand Canyons here. The second day of the vacation dawned bright and early. We’d be visiting the Horse Shoe Bend, Antelope Canyons and the lake Powell today. Our vacation was planned thick with activities and a lot of ground covering each day. For the husband and the official photographer, this was the most anticipated day of the entire vacation. He’d made it known many times to the entire group. While the rest of us were still reeling from last night’s fatigue, he was the first one ready to get going in the morning.…

  • Travels

    A trip to the Canyon Land – The Grand Canyons

    The tickets were booked, accommodation arranged and rides reserved. But for some reason we were not feeling worked up. Looking forward but not really leaning in. We’d been to the New York City just the other weekend and it was hard to summon enough energy. Lethargy was kicking in after a hectic summer that ours was. We packed our bags the last moment, literally dragging ourselves off the couch, because we could not put it off longer. And this happened – Don’t forget to pack the shoes! Expect a lot of walking! And hats and sunscreen! Oh! The bottle’s exhausted.…

  • Opinion

    A Rant Against Trolling!

     For most of us, life without Internet is unimaginable. We live and breathe Internet. We express most of our opinions online. We practice Freedom of Speech online. So what if it is twisted and bent to the point of breaking? Because that is the Internet’s biggest advantage. I may not dare speaking on your face but I can sure wield the Internet as my shield and as my weapon. To viciously attack you, mostly when you are least expecting and derive a sick sadistic pleasure out of it. It doesn’t sound so unusual, does it? Weird and absurd and sick…

  • Fiction

    Under the Setting Sun – A Love Story!

    Courtesy: wallpaperseries.com               Trina woke up as their minivan came to a halt. They had reached their hotel. She felt almost guilty about falling asleep. There was so much to see around that missing wasn’t an option. Seeing wasn’t enough, she devoured each sight – soaking in Mother Nature with all her five senses.               Trina, along with her parents, uncles and aunts, was touring the Dev-Bhumi – Kedarnath and Badrinath. Initially she was skeptic about this tour. What’s in a shrine? She’d mused! Also she would be the only one in her twenties, so lack of company was another…

  • Travels

    When We Went Hiking!

    After the nightmarish winter this year, the New England weather has finally decided to get warmer. Even though it rains at least once a week every week, this is the only quarter of the year when you don’t need a warm outerwear to go out. You can tell by the frantic increase in bare legs and arms in office and the number of boats in the bay, how eager everyone is to make the most of the summer, which usually  makes a cameo appearance in the rolling play of seasons.       We too are trying to compensate for the total…

  • Opinion

    The Guilt of Success

        Last night I watched the movie “Dil Dhadakne Do”. It’s an okay – ish movie about a dysfunctional  family with an over the top Bollywood style climax. But this post is not about the movie. This post is about one of the things the movie talks about. The guilt of success.        Ayesha (Priyanka Chopra), the daughter of the family, is a successful business woman. Forbes lists her as one of the ten entrepreneurs to watch out for. Yet at home, she is a docile daughter and a demure daughter-in-law who tolerates her mother-in-laws’ subtle taunting silently, feels bad…