Life in Bangalore-3

(Life in Bangalore is a series started in 2007. The present post and its prequel 'Life In Bangalore-2' are the top 2 search results if you google for the words 'Life in Bangalore.' Read Life in Bangalore Part  I and Part - II) --- The time has come for me to leave the city that has … Continue reading Life in Bangalore-3

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This weekend – night drive, motherhood, lost love and more

This weekend and another weekend this month or last month, the Saturday evenings were spent at Snigdha-Vinayak's place. What I usually do is land up at their place for lunch and then hang around till dinner. Towards the evening we always go to the terrace and enjoy the breeze and do a lot of talking. … Continue reading This weekend – night drive, motherhood, lost love and more

User Instructions and Cautionary statements

Are we being remote controlled by the user instructions we read on the pack of various consumer products we buy?

Life in Bangalore: On staying alone in my proud house

25th October 08 Over the past few weeks I have been going through, what I understand it to be, the most depressing phase of my life. I never knew what exactly depression means and how it gives you a fuckall feeling all through the day. I don't feel like going out of the walls I … Continue reading Life in Bangalore: On staying alone in my proud house

Life in Bangalore: On newly found independence

Been a year and a month in Bangalore. Time flew by indeed and I have finally begin to feel I am settled here, only thing I miss is my car. I always wanted to have a car because it gives me a tremendous feeling of independence. As if those are not wheels but wings. I … Continue reading Life in Bangalore: On newly found independence

This Weekend

Being talented is not that fun always. At times you have to pay dearly for it. Now when you know there are about 54 lease documents that you'd have to go through. Read them, understand them and check if what your client is paying to the Landlord in terms of rent is exactly what he … Continue reading This Weekend

Her Daughter’s home

"I am going to Bangalore to visit my daughter, see her new home." Every time Mom will say that to her relatives in this family wedding she is right now attending in Kolkata, they will ask back, "Oh really, so when did she get married? Got kids? A daughter's home is naturally presumed to be … Continue reading Her Daughter’s home

Marriage of True Minds

A lot has been happening in life, but not much writing is happening. This December Snig turned a new leaf on her life book. So did I. Our destinies are somewhere connected it seems. Even though I keep reminding myself am an atheist, when I think of the way I came down to Bangalore, met … Continue reading Marriage of True Minds

Billi Bachao Andolan

Breaking News. Parents in the Indian metropolis seen marching on the street with placards reading, 'billi bachao'1 The main reason of protest is the emerging trends amongst their wards to feed billis with milk, whenever wherever they feel like. They often don't let parents scrutinise the quality or source of the milk. Milk from unreliable … Continue reading Billi Bachao Andolan

This weekend

The much awaited 4 day weekend is to end in couple of hours. Here's another of my "This weekend" post. This weekend I realised how comfortable I have become in being alone on my own. I don't feel bored any more, I don't mind not talking to anybody for the whole day. I don't mind … Continue reading This weekend

Conversation with mom

Conversation on Gtalk… (Note mom's typing speed is one 100th of my speed, so I got edge over her while arguing, by the time she frames one argument and types it out I have said 5 more arguments. The conversation was in Bengali am giving the translated version) Me - Mom, when do you plan … Continue reading Conversation with mom

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend, My sister had a heart break, a real big one. She needs to look for reason to not fall apart. She joined the group I created, 2 years back, to hold myself together, by traveling and knowing how there is so much more to life than just the silly heart and its aches … Continue reading Weekend Snapshots

How did it happen

Barcamp4 concludes and Blog'a'lorean's have just begun. While moving base from Delhi this is one thing I thought I'd have to miss. Fame in the Blogsphere. Delhi Bloggers knew me, but here I was a stranger. Having come to Bangalore I thought of making efforts to connect to a few Bangalore based bloggers to create a … Continue reading How did it happen

Heard of Landmark Forum?

He says anything is possible once you have joined the Landmark Forum. So when another common friend does a good job at work, which I casually appreciate, he says, “Obviously he’d do a good job he has attended the forum, now anything is possible.” I don’t get the logic. Isn’t it impossible to have a … Continue reading Heard of Landmark Forum?

‘Ebong Indrajit’ by Badal Sarkar

I grew up listening to the stories of this play from dad. Although I could never fully understand what is it about no matter how many times dad told me. Finally I get a chance to see the play. A theater group called 'Mukhosh' is performing the play here in Bangalore.  I have already got … Continue reading ‘Ebong Indrajit’ by Badal Sarkar

Life in Bangalore II

Its 11.30 in the night and I can’t sleep. Came to bed at 10 been tossing and turning since then, eyes are burning, there’s a headache, feeling feverish and yet I can’t sleep. The bloody mind just won’t stop thinking. I have not been able to understand Bangalore’s weather yet. I am basically a hot … Continue reading Life in Bangalore II

How we F***ed the Idlis

Joint effort by Sanjukta and Constant Motion. At the outset a piece of irrelevant information. Constant motion who was formerly known as Encounter Specialist is my (Sanjukta) child hood friend we have been bickering and tolerating each other for the past 20 years.  And now we have started calling each other husband and wife. Constant … Continue reading How we F***ed the Idlis