“Musings on Life”

Amma Thaaye Home Loan give please

Amma Thaaye Home Loan give please

  “Madam, we have a problem. Your home loan may not get sanctioned!” “But why?”   It all happened when I got chased by money sucking house owners and real estate brokers that I just decided to buy a small flat within my means. With so many flats cropping up everywhere and unscrupulous hike in…

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The Window Seat

The Window Seat

  Excuse me, that is my seat – I was holding my boarding pass and hesitatingly looked at the passenger seated at my place. The six year old was lost in his world and did not even pay attention to me. His mother however, gave a deep stare and gestured to sit at her place. I…

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EverGreen Deepavali

EverGreen Deepavali

  “But Amma, the small flower pot will not even last for a minute. It is Deepavali, we have to buy big one, it will rise up to the first floor!” And my little hands were stretching above as much as possible. My mom would glance at my dad, think for a moment and then…

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Men in DRaG

Men in DRaG

Until few days back I had no idea what Men in Drag means.. Men in black we know but men in drag? I was actually googling the definition and then got to know this term. Naive me! Men in drag means Men DRessed as Girl. This is not something new.   History says, the term…

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Real Estate Mania

Real Estate Mania

Like any other software engineer, in order to save tax (forget about investment) I decided to buy an apartment. I mean I have been planning to buy an apartment for the past three years. And I am still searching, searching and searching! Some of my friends say my expectations are really high! But what is…

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The Newspaper Thief

It is a lazy morning in Bangalore. Monsoon has made the nights cold and the mornings chilly. I am not an early riser and the weather asks me to tuck myself tight inside the quilt. In spite of the deep slumber I hear the sound ‘tuck’ ‘tuck’ ‘tuck’ going around the floor. The newspaper boy!…

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Finding an accommodation in Bangalore!

It is almost a month since I wrote a post! Why?! Because I have been house hunting for rent! The most exhausting, mind freaking, depressing thing to do in Bangalore is to set out by yourself looking for an accommodation.. Well, one’s tragedy is usually funny for the rest of the crowd. So here you…

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The brave tale of a veritable Night Owl – The Hindu

This article was originally published in the ‘Open Page’ column of The Hindu dated 01/June/2014. For those who missed to read it there, here is the content on Night Owl. It is 15 minutes to midnight, and my brain is ticking fast. I’m a night owl. My brain works best in the night. It was…

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How very Indian are the Indian born

How very Indian are the Indian born

The maaya loka called US. Most of us dream day and night to go there. And give red carpet welcome to people who come from there. Be it an Indian returning or an American touring we look at them like God Himself. The proud father showing off his son/daughter skyping from there and prouder friends…

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The Uneducated Literates – Cast your VOTE

The Uneducated Literates – Cast your VOTE

It is a long weekend. Good Friday is off for majority of the offices and companies. And the Thursday was declared a holiday. So you see, a long weekend. A short break to a hill station to beat the heat would be ideal. And this was the talk of the lunch table or in the…

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