The alma mater's once a year clarion call to all, to indulge in wistful nostalgia, had been sounded. "Calling all ex students to relive their high school memories in the school campus where they were created. Catch up on who's who and here is where. Music, food , treats! Blah, blah, blah ." Ok !… Continue reading A strenuous walk down memory lane aka school reunion!
I admit! I'm mathematically challenged and it hurts. There I was sitting as quietly as a mouse in a very serious meeting when suddenly the focus shifted to me. "Ma'am, the stage for the children - 60 by 30 dimensions are good?" Trying to sound as authoritative as possible but without a clue, "Err... Sure… Continue reading My Maths daze… help!
What do you do when you are in a sleepy town called Ambala Cantt on the day of Dusshera? Well, how about seeking the Dusshera melas or the fairs for that's where one usually finds the effigies of Ravana, the king of Lanka, Meghanad, his son and Kumbhakarna, Ravana's brother, all decked to be set… Continue reading Ravana gazing in a sleepy Indian town
"I'm done . Get me out of here." Was the scream loud? The mouth remained curved, in a hint of a smile maybe. Cool exterior. Breathe . The eyes glanced furtively at the wall clock across the room, the seconds ticked furiously away. The glass top scarcely visible, piles of papers tucked under diary, pen… Continue reading All in a day’s work.
It all began with a message post. 'Soak in the historical atmosphere in the crisp morning air. The walk will begin at 6 am which will take you through the lush groves and magnificent buildings sporting the colonial architecture'. I was hooked. I reached the meeting point huffing and puffing and after the hellos was… Continue reading Five things I’ve learned from a birdwatching walk.
The Olympics are here! In precisely two days, at 4.30 am IST, I hope to watch the opening ceremony along with billions across the globe on my telly. There is something to be said about sharing the excitement with the world , to be left awestruck by the colourful and breathtaking performances, to cheer for… Continue reading Opening night at the Olympics.
"It's a treasure!" Immediately I think of pirates burying gold doubloons in fancy chests, marking the spot with an X. Or how about the Famous Five from Enid Blyton books that routinely stumble on to secret passages and treasure maps to fabulous riches. Then there is the dashing Indiana Jones who can with a flick… Continue reading Treasure / Photo challenge
I was early at the railway station. A train was already there but it wasn't mine. There is always a possibility that these connecting lifelines to our cities may be running late. I was on a journey to reconnect with family and friends. Either way, I had to be patient . Around me, the platform… Continue reading Connect / Photo challenge
"You are a social loner!" Taken aback I replied, "What do you mean?" "Well your life is so predictable. It's work, home, food, telly, checking the messages , sleep and the cycle begins again. Even your messages are work related . You don't have any friends, real or virtual." "No! I do not live… Continue reading The Social Loner
Midnight and it's Valentines Day. Sleep is elusive; maybe it's the weather to be blamed. It's rained all day through and can still feel the damp chill piercing my body . I wriggle my frozen toes to feel them and wonder what the day has in store for me .… Continue reading Love and great expectations!