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 Unfathomable Toilet Etiquette of The West

If you are faint of heart or squeamish or having your dinner, you may want to skip this post. The unfathomable toilet etiquette of the Westerners has had many points of argument with those of the East, especially since cable and satellite television brought those differences through Western dramas and movies into our drawing rooms. We have accepted and assimilated the Western-style toilets in our … Continue reading The Unfathomable Toilet Etiquette of The West

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