And life goes on

I can’t believe we’re in mid-July already in 2011. Okay – so what is not to believe? We already know that time and tide do their thing without bothering the least bit about anything else. Life seems so rushed these days that I sometimes lose focus and feel scatter-brained. No...

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Carrots

These carrots reminded me of Mom and I missed her very much. She loved carrots. So did I – but I hate them cooked…unless they’re part of another dish. I prefer them raw, a la Karamchand…but she just loved carrots anyhow. Steam cooked and garnished with curry leaves, coriander leaves,...

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Smiles

Yesterday was a momentous day. Vidur’s braces came off. Yep! No steel when he smiles. Just teeth. Nice straight set of teeth. Just as the braces took some time to get used to, so will the braceless teeth. And its so funny – he’s gotten used to being careful –...

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Pulp fiction

Mango season has to bring memories of other days. Days when Mom would buy two or three kilos of mangoes because I was crazy about them. She would then pick out the ones that were on the verge of going soft, peel them and squeeze out the pulp into our...

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Eerie silence

This is an annual ritual. No, actually it is something I go through each time Vidur returns to school after a break – and it applies to summer, winter, autumn break and any other more-than-4-days kind of break. It is so easy to get used to him being around at...

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The back-to-school adrenalin rush

New school uniforms New school shoes and socks New bag New books And a whole new outlook to the new academic year. Ok – almost new academic year, because at KV, the students have already had a little over a month in the new class. They break for the summer...

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More memories

We enjoyed years of Michael Jackson together – to the point that mom would sometimes call me at work if our cable guy was airing a live concert by Michael Jackson. Worse still, I’d actually come back home to watch, if it was a Saturday, which was a holiday in...

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