I’ve owned a cell phone for as long as I can remember. From the previous century, actually. It went from getting no calls (back in the late 90s, when it was very expensive and clunky to own and operate a mobile phone) to a few calls from friends and families as the century turned the […]

They’re nothing like Scylla and Charibdis, in case you’re wondering that this is a story about a Greek tragedy or perhaps some impossible conundrum for which there is no solution. Not at all. Posset and syllabub are two desserts me and old SO (my Significant Other) came across quite accidentally one day, when we eschewed […]

Do I like Bangalore? Hmmm, I have to think about that one. I used to love it. Especially, when I first arrived here about twenty years ago, even though I didn’t know a soul. Everyone was friendly and warm and the streets were empty and cool. I remember getting lost in Malleswaram (where my family […]

Like many people in Bangalore who love cricket, yesterday, April 23, was a day that I will never forget. I wasn’t at the stadium because I don’t like crowds. But I do love my living room. With the HDTV and the rewind and the room service. I joyously watched Chris Gayle play such an amazing […]

    There’s a big shortage of whey protein power in Bangalore. You know, the stuff we muscle-bound, body-building types need every day. GNCs, gyms, stores seem to be fresh out. Everyone’s working out, it looks like. But our driver Manju is a clever chap and he’s made friends with a guy who knows someone […]