Monthly Archives: February 2007

Inheriting Colombo

While doing the daily roundups for Global Voices today, I chanced upon this lovely post at the The Lolly DJ on a grandfather who landed in Sri Lanka 65 years ago. The piece is so well-written and goes well with … Continue reading

1 Comment

Filed under Blogs, Global Voices, History and Monuments, Random Links, South Asia

Fiction Fragment: The Right Time

She used to be the fastest reader as a child. Pages would collapse into the mind. Every book gulped. Sometimes not even chewed enough. In the tradition of multi-tasking, she would listen to music. Each day, discovering a new band. … Continue reading


Filed under Photographs, Poetry and Fiction

Fiction Fragment: The loud woman across the room

You look at her and you think she may be nice. But then she opens her mouth. She’s loud. You cringe. You think maybe her loudness is mostly to do with her discomfort. Perhaps she’s like you. Uncomfortable with more … Continue reading


Filed under Poetry and Fiction

Fiction Fragment: Kannamma hates her mother

Her mother thinks she’s the prettiest seven year old in the whole world. Actually, in the whole universe. The name of the child is lost to the wind, remembered only when being introduced to strangers. Kannamma she is, and so … Continue reading


Filed under Poetry and Fiction

Fiction Fragment: The name of a park in South Bombay

She clicks on “Compose Mail” and stares at the white spaces. Instead of filling them, she fills her own eyes with wetness. This strange shyness. She had never been shy when it came to flirting, professing love, writing dirty emails, … Continue reading


Filed under Photographs, Poetry and Fiction

Mrs WordPress

LOL! Mrs WordPress! No, really, you shouldn’t!


Filed under Funny, Random Links

You, Me and Dilli

There was a time when I cringed everytime a new Punjabi pop album was released. Track after track of mind and feet numbing Bhangra arranged with little imagination or creativity. Played by boys in their cars in Delhi, thumping the … Continue reading


Filed under Cities, Music, Film and Art