Thukpa At Dilli Haat

When specialist and professionals, not chefs, those feature under artists, at least the good ones, those who undertake the mundane everyday tasks of earning a living, much like you and me, throw together eggs, tomatoes, celery and other spices, we usually have to spit them out.  Not the afore mentioned Artists commonly known amongst petty…

Answering Questions On Quora

It is perfectly natural that one day, once in a blue moon, you can’t find even one person who acknowledges as a distant relative of Albert Einstein or, in this day and age we settle for an alternate epitome of wisdom, Oprah Winfrey. You feel a strange buzzing in your head! It’s all that wisdom waiting to come out….

A Writer’s Folly

If you hear someone wave their hands wildly, screaming, “How? How? How could you do this to me? I trusted you!” at no one in particular, or perhaps, shedding enough bitter tears to drown the Sahara desert but smiling when they make eye contact, or see a weirdo bowing at everyone on the street, you…

Christmas Before Christmas

Christmas is not an Indian festival, but all those who grew up in a catholic or protestant school environment often get nostalgic when they hear out of the blue “Star of Wonder! Star of Night! Star with Royal beauty bright!” This feeling intensifies around December. Fortunately for those updated in cultural events, the German Christmas Market at…

How to Drive People Crazy

A liberating encounter reminded me of the myth that is the “Ideal”. Trust me, the omnipotent sage that I am, like I told my friend there is none. No ideal husband, no ideal wife, no ideal mother, no ideal father, and no ideal child. The only people who are ideal are those who are Dead!…

Loving More Than One Person

In a movie that I recently saw, Her, about a man who falls in love with his operating system, Samantha, comes an interesting turn of events. A point when the protagonist or the crazy, idiot, often known as the hopeless romantic realizes that ethereal, ephemeral, woman, who is an Operating system, loves him wholly and completely…

Winter is Coming !

December is here, and winter is coming! Not the popular Game of Thrones winter, thankfully, because all Stark fans know that this has been the longest summer yet, just the regular winter. The one with fog, and mist, and Christmas ! But before that, you can look forward to the multiple colors of Autumn. Winter…