Monthly Archives: September 2013

Short showers

It has just stopped raining. The shower came at its appointed time, the 7 o’clock hour every evening. Falling drops quickly merged into a strong, steady curtain, like always. The rain fell with assurance, unhurried yet consistent in pounding the … Continue reading

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The glorious vada pav

Mumbai has a sandwich that is quintessentially its own- the vada pav. Literal translation, patty bread. Simple and straight to the point, just like the city. People don’t have time or energy to screw around here. No frills, no meandering, … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon at the beauty parlour

Sunday afternoon in Mumbai, fans are whirring at full speed to beat back the feverish air waves all around. It is so hot, even the stray dogs have lost their will and hide under cars for respite from the heat. … Continue reading

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Traffic zen

Mumbai traffic is non-stop. The roads are overcrowded with bullies forcing their way in front of you. Peers drive on the wrong side of the road to get ahead fast, only to create a jam, as ongoing traffic stops them … Continue reading

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Quiet sounds of Mumbai

Mumbai is a teeming city. People overflow from roadside huts into the street, stray barking dogs add to the fray, lights glare brightly, spilling themselves everywhere. Cars and motorcycles honk boisterously, and it feels like there is no end and … Continue reading

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Beginnings

My first blog. Feels a bit like the first day of school, lots of anticipation of what it will be like, will people like me, will I do well. I haven’t written in a public space till now (tweets don’t … Continue reading

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