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January 4, 2013

Shaking off my own betaal in 2013

Vikram aur Betaal(Vikram and the Ghost is a series of twenty-five fascinating stories from Indian mythology, each with an interesting life-lesson) I have always been painfully sensitive of how I am perceived by the world. It’s one of the reasons I find it easier to live outside my home country. […]
December 30, 2012

Why the World did end for me on 21/12/12 after all

One foot in the Real World Enroute to Bangalore airport to catch the flight to Goa, our taxi driver narrated this to us. The previous night at dinner his son had wanted to eat all his favorite sweets in the house, convinced that the world was going to end the […]
December 24, 2012

Tiina’s smile (Festive flash fiction with a twist)

Happy Festive Season One day Tiina decided she was going to do something different. So, she put down her iPad, picked up her favorite sword, jumped on her spaceship, and flew up from the hot dusty Juhu beach, in Bombay. On and on she went, all the way around the […]
December 22, 2012

Hello! India, meet your very own Bridget Jones

Wicked, witty and sexy “Beware of bad kissers; they might be plagiarists too.” Just one of the home truths you stumble across in the extremely witty, honest-to-earth sexy and very cleverly written Men on My Mind by Radha Thomas. In fact I am convinced that Radha, actually meant for the book to […]
December 19, 2012

The Rape of my image of Modern India

Is a woman now just an evening’s light entertainment in India? As a young girl working in Bombay, I found myself in a rather unsavory situation one evening. Having stayed late at the newspaper where I worked as a journalist, I had boarded the ladies’ compartment on the western suburbs’ bound […]