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October 31, 2012

Encounter with a living God (Amma – the Hugging Saint)

 “I am an interfaith ordained minister,” said the woman with curly hair and olive skin, wearing comfortable fatigue jeans. Smiling, she sat down in the queue next to the crowd control barriers behind me and in a skillful, much practiced gesture slipped off her high heeled boots to wear what […]
October 28, 2012

Halloween, authors & me

Ed Scissorhands vs. the monthly pay cheque When I started writing this post on my favourite Halloween themed movie, I had two possible options in mind. Edward Scissorhands and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, both directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp. Edward Scissorhands, while dark at heart was […]
October 25, 2012

Is Starbucks needed in India?

STARBUCKS INDIA “It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we’ve opened in our history,” chief executive Howard Schultz said in an interview on the occasion of the opening of Starbucks’ first flagship Indian store, in the exclusive Horniman Circle neighbourhood of south Mumbai (also known as SoBO for […]
October 18, 2012

Incident at Bombay: Raise 1000 books for charity. Halloween Fiction Frolic Giveaway

This post is part of FICTION FROLIC. Join me & nine other authors as we rush to raise 1,000 books for charity. YOU can also enter to win $200, signed books and swag! This then is my first attempt at flash fiction. No, actually I lie. I tried to write […]
October 16, 2012

Why is there no London pub which serves Indian snacks?

Basanti goes Blonde On the trail of the elusive Camden Pale Ale, my husband and I had taken my just-arrived-from-Bangalore sister & brother-in-law to the newly opened Camden Town Brewery in Kentish Town. Set among the railway arches of Kentish Town West train station, this quirky venue is open only […]