Background Mom – “Come back home early. We have to go to this pre-holi get together!” Me – “umm.. Not interested ma! What will I do, I don’t even know anyone!” Mom – “oh everyone is going to be there. It’s going to be fun! Emotional blackmail. More emotional blackmail” °Phone disconnects. The Reality I knew there was going to be no one to talk … Continue reading Get together with Dancing Uncles
I just got a call from my friend asking what all things she should take care of on her trip to El Nido and Coron. That immediately reminded me of how I thought of nailing down this list in one of my blogs so all people travelling from India or other parts of the world can learn from my educated guesses and mistakes. Ooo.. tall … Continue reading India to Philippines, Travel Tips
I was ready in my favourite golden-yellow blazer, black trousers, pointed brown shoes and a perfect matching bow. Little did I know that getting ready on time for mama’s (mother’s brother) wedding was going to take me to at least 20 rooms in the hotel where the accommodation was arranged. “Rishabh, go ask aunt Chitra how much time she will take to get ready”, came … Continue reading Short Stories #16 The Marriage Runner
After a tiring day at office, he opened the Uber app to book his ride back. He could find a cab after three failed attempts. Obviously, he was relieved once he got into the cab. Three minutes into the journey, he unlocked his phone to check Facebook. The uber app was still open. Out of curiosity he clicked on the top left corner where Uber … Continue reading Short Stories #12 The Disappointed Rider Pt 1
Old age wasn’t really bad for him. He had his own room, good food to eat, decent clothes to wear and a loving wife. What he didn’t have was the option to see his elder brother, at his ready will. If only, he could drive or his sons could take out time to take him around. Age had robbed him of ‘mobility’. At 78, Ola … Continue reading Short Stories #7 Ola
It would be right to regard creation of man as a massive blunder. Ancient texts – likes of Bhagwad Gita – tell us that being born as a human is a gift, and that only a select few make it to this elite specie. However, when has this motley of self-proclaimed advanced specie ever tried to live peacefully or to endorse individual aspirations or the … Continue reading Is man one of God’s blunders?
Corruption in my opinion has always drawn ire unlike opinions of many who see corruption as a lesser evil. However, in the past few days I have come across thoughts which, I believe, define corruption at grass root level. People and Politicians talk about doing away with the menace of corruption but deep inside they all know that all of us are corrupt, if not … Continue reading Why Corruption of Thought
I just read an article about how India is losing its cultural diversity, in the sense that people coming out of small regions; possessing talents which promote their culture, aren’t sufficiently recognized. The author is a recognized writer – booker prize winner- Arvind Adiga. He snugly states that these small regions, which are the epicenters of India’s cultural diversity aren’t infused with sufficient money so that they … Continue reading Development of/and Culture