Musings on Bollywood and an Indian Pregnancy

Becoming a mother teaches you many things – about your body, about your psychology, and about your limitations and strengths as a human being in general. Interestingly, the first thing my pregnancy taught me was that Bollywood has been seriously misguiding generations of the Indian population for years and years. Since time immemorial (i.e. 1913), Bollywood heroines/sisters/bhabi’s have been teaching the Indian audience through strong … Continue reading Musings on Bollywood and an Indian Pregnancy

What’s in a name? Wanton Ruminating Explained

In the 9 years that I have had this blog it is surprising that nobody has ever asked me why I named it Wanton Ruminating. And a few days back I was reminiscing about why I named it so and decided to share my thoughts where it mattered. Well, I was born to conservative parents whose professional life thrust them into a uniquely liberal environment … Continue reading What’s in a name? Wanton Ruminating Explained

Line on a map – Sourabh Dutta

Line on a map, a truly intriguing title, is an account of a true life incident that occurred in the life of an eminent pediatrician working at one of the premier institutions in the country. I wondered how a line on the map featured in the life of  busy, hard-working doctor. Figured it for some experience on an airport while travelling, because what else could … Continue reading Line on a map – Sourabh Dutta

The Children Act – Ian McEwan

 This book was sent to me by the wonderful people at Random House India in exchange of an honest review The minimalist and yet, wonderfully eloquent cover of ‘The Children Act’ by Ian McEwan does complete justice to the story that follows. The image of a young boy jumping over a puddle on a very subtle blue cover gives the impression of a bird in … Continue reading The Children Act – Ian McEwan

Excerpts of a conversation between Mom and Me

Me: Hullo… Ma!! Mom: How many times have I told you not to throw things on the kitchen floor!! Me: Ummm…. Mom: Oh not you.. I was talking to the maid. What are you up to? Is your nose blocked?? Me: Nothing much. Caught a cold. Mom: How? What were you doing? Me: It’s so cold here at 2000 meters above sea level Ma….. haven’t … Continue reading Excerpts of a conversation between Mom and Me

The troubles of being a North-Indian woman in Bangalore

satire noun   1. the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.   “the crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time”         synonyms  :  mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature I moved to Bangalore from a small … Continue reading The troubles of being a North-Indian woman in Bangalore