Learning To Tame My Mind, One Step At A Time .

It happens so quietly that you cannot prepare for it, and before you know, you are enveloped in its grip so tight that escaping seems impossible. So what does one do? Does one sit in a corner with the head bowed, eyes shut, and arms tightly wrapped, waiting for it to leave, or does one …

What Lucknow Wakes Up To (No, it is not Jalebi).

At 6:30 in the morning you’d expect the business district of any town to be quiet and sleepy. With the offices yet to open and public yet to trickle in, it is only an appropriate assumption to be made. Until you have seen this little shop in the middle of the capital city of Lucknow, …

मैं और मेरी अदरक की कॉफ़ी अक्सर ये बातें करते हैं …

My adrak ki coffee, ginger coffee, was born on a chilly morning in Bangalore. This was when I had no idea that June mornings can be chilly, or that coffee tastes best with ginger. It was also before I had discovered the joy of Bru and was still a Nescafe loyalist. As it turned out …

My Books and I

My love affair with books began very late in life. In my 30s to be precise. Until then they had been passing acquaintances, the kinds you'd spend a few minutes with while waiting for the kids at the bus-stop, but never invite home. It is not as though I did not try to read. In …

When Death Befalls

I often think about death, and wonder how would others describe me when I am gone. While I hope others have nice things to say about me -- they always say only nice things about the dead somehow -- this is what I would like them to know about me. * This morning Anubhuti Krishna, …

Delhi: Its time to do something or die — literally!

In my 15 years of living in Delhi, never have I questioned my choice of being here. Not when they raise questions on the safety of women here, not when they touted it as a 'show off' culture, not when they declared its people rude and crude. And that has not been without a reason …