A couple of experiences, one cinematic and the other from real life, stimulated my gray cells to reflect on a subject that I have blogged upon earlier. How do we deal with the aging process from which there is inevitably no escape? Scientific research dwells on the possibilities of reversing this course, but for most … More Celebrating Life
My soon-to-be twenty-two-year old recently had an action packed weekend in a Florida theme park. It truly was a super Saturday with his level of enjoyment overflowing the brim. He had spent the day with new friends that he had made during his current internship with the Walt Disney Company. What made me happy about … More Combining Colors
A much younger acquaintance presented a very amusing explanation for refusing to marry someone. She said the prospective groom, who is otherwise kind-hearted and has no vices, unfortunately has a complaining nature that can be very annoying at times. He complains about anything under the sun if it does not happen the way he expects … More Warding Off Those Moans and Groans
My friend’s high school kid was lightheartedly telling her that if she desired to be net-savvy, she had to familiarize herself with the Internet’s slangs too. It all had to do with him answering her queries about ‘trolling’. Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore abound with tales of the troll. Believed to be a supernatural creature … More Tackling the Troll
Stranded at the airport in a new country after a 14-hour journey with luggage misplaced is a situation clouded with an infinite degree of annoyance. But when a good Samaritan arrives on the scene to help you and when that individual eventually becomes your life partner with whom you share years of marital bliss, the … More Luck by Chance
An invitation to a recent baby shower hinged on a relaxed dress code, save for an accompanying clause. All colors except blue were fine to wear. No points for guessing, a baby girl was on the way. Rummaging through my wardrobe, I was surprised that I had not bought pinks in a long time, so … More To Pick Pink or Blue?
The 65th Indian National Film Awards were announced on Friday of last week. What sparked an instant excitement was the fact that the award for Best Feature Film had gone to Village Rockstars, a film from my home state Assam. The film has also bagged awards in the categories for best child artist, best editing, … More From the Bylanes to the Highway