Monthly Archives: October 2013

Angry okra

The okra sizzled angrily today when I threw it into the flaming yellow mustard oil. Was it the oil, or was it me towards which this rage was directed? Usually, I use peanut oil, which is less intense in flavor … Continue reading

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Pigeon mother-to-be

Sit. Wait. Observe. A pigeon is reminding me of these essential actions these days. She has made a nest on the air conditioner that juts out of my bedroom window, overlooking the mumbai skyline. Here, she has laid two eggs. … Continue reading

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Sunday morning

It is not yet nine o’clock on a Sunday morning, so the little bird keeps singing. It is a complicated crowd of sounds, but the birdie belts it out effortlessly, every few seconds. Like a herald entrusted with the most … Continue reading

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Train ride out of Mumbai

Whitewashed, stone walls stand stoically, as my train passes them. I have left Mumbai behind me and am heading towards the interiors of Maharashtra. I recognise the large stone blocks that jut out unevenly from the surface as the same … Continue reading

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