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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Bangalore Queer Pride March’09: A Report

Did anybody see a rainbow today on Bangalore sky? I did as we drove back from Town Hall, the place where the Bangalore Queer Pride Parade concluded and I thought how very symbolic. Queer people in Bangalore, Delhi, Chennai and Bhubaneswar today celebrated their ‘being’ under a rainbow colored flag. Gays, lesbians, kothis, hijras, intersexs, … Continue reading Bangalore Queer Pride March’09: A Report

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

Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

‘Greetings from the land of the Sinful Kamasutra’ said Prince Manvendra Singh Gohil while opening the Euro pride 2008 at Stockholm. (Video) But who is he? He was one of the few Indians to be invited to the Oprah Winfrey show, was one of the candidates for Time Magazine’s World Top 100 Most influential People … Continue reading Queer Pride India 2009: Celebrations in all major cities

An appeal to all you wonderful women in Bangalore: Join the Free Hug Campaign this Valentine’s day

A few of us on Twitter and Blogaloreans list were discussing about what we can do about this Ram Sene issue and an idea struck us, in order to challenge the various threats from Mr. Muthalik and Ram Sene what we should do is dare him. He threatened us against celebrating valentines day, we want … Continue reading An appeal to all you wonderful women in Bangalore: Join the Free Hug Campaign this Valentine’s day

Nationwide Queer Pride March: An Historical event

Last week I wrote a piece on how its time for the queer people to stand up, stand tall and assert their rights. In this context the queer activism in India just witnessed a landmark event, the first ever nation wide Queer Pride March was concluded on Sunday, 29th June 2008. Thousands of gay, lesbians, … Continue reading Nationwide Queer Pride March: An Historical event

Holi: Then & Now

I, Snig and the gang are planning to celebrate the coming holi with lots of fun and frolic. One of the main item on the celebration agenda is to prepare the traditional Gujia for all. Gujia reminded me of writing this post. Holi, is the festival of colors, some blue (sad) some green (envy) and … Continue reading Holi: Then & Now

Blogathon India: April 2008

Badge Credit: NT Balanarayan ----- Bangalore Blogathon India to be held in Bangalore some of the major cities in India tentatively, in the 3rd week of March April 2008 is going to be a week long, both online only and offline event on varied topics of socio political importance to Bangalore and India. The online … Continue reading Blogathon India: April 2008

Blogathon

I was on Bangalore Times, yet again. This time quoted as the Bangalore Blogathon coordinator. Yet another moment in my 15 minutes of fame.   Coming soon to town is the Bangalore Blogathon. You hearing that term for the first time aren’t you. Yeah, cause even Wikipedia doesn’t have any page on Blogathon. But no, … Continue reading Blogathon

New Year

Time just flies by...first 15 days of the year already past and am yet to write about the new year trip I made. I took mom for a 3 day conducted tour arranged by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation to Mysore, Ooty and Coonoor. I never thought of very highly for state conducted tours … Continue reading New Year

Happy New year

Another year, another time. Another picture on another wall. Couple of things before I take mom for the new year trip to Mysore, Ooty Coonor etc. Carrying forward a hardware problem. My laptop eating up alphabets, so much so that if I switch if off, I can't even type my user name and password to reboot. … Continue reading Happy New year

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

‘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