Things I Believed Absolutely but which turned out to be Misconceptions

‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’ said some wise man/woman at some point in history. Knowledge always gives power to whoever holds it. But if your facts are skewed, you can land yourself in pretty hot water, sometimes in front of an audience. As a kid, I was smug in the knowledge that I read a lot. That was my thing.  Oh, I played … Continue reading Things I Believed Absolutely but which turned out to be Misconceptions

Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

That was me this Valentine’s Day.It was just one of those days. Today, I look back at it with a shake of my head and an indulgent smile. Well, almost. Well, it started off with my well-meaning intention to visit a beauty salon. My beauty regime is so sparse that it is practically non-existent by normal womanly standards. I use a moisturizer on my face … Continue reading Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

The Twitching Eyelid and Rescue by BBC audiobooks

bleph·a·ro·spasm ˈblefərəˌspazəm/ noun involuntary tight closure of the eyelids. Okay, mine was not that violent, just the slight twitching of the upper eyelid, a bit like half of a quarter wink but it was bloody awful all the same. My right eyelid started twitching on the 26th of January. At first it was funny, with lot of wisecracks about receiving an unexpected windfall and so … Continue reading The Twitching Eyelid and Rescue by BBC audiobooks

Bringing the Oscars to India

The Oscar award nominations were made public yesterday morning in the USA. Already there are dozens of articles out discussing the surprise inclusions and exclusions, the complete absence of any black/brown actors and the inclusion of certain actors purely for sentimental value in the nomination lists. These discussions will continue in forums all over the internet right up to the ceremony in March. By the … Continue reading Bringing the Oscars to India