Walking on eggshells.

I assume many have abandoned this blog by now. I can see the numbers dwindle and my hard work wither away. It's been so long, and so sparse. The posts on this page are as rare as rain in Doha, and I could blame circumstance, life and the universe for it. But in truth, I... Continue Reading →

Some days…

Some days, you are The Universe's puppet. You wake up slouchy. The alarm fails you. The coffee- maker stutters and dies. The milk boileth over. There is a mammoth, God forsaken jam at the petrol station. And a scuffle in the parking lot. Sambhar stains your crisp, white linen shirt. And your colleague let's you... Continue Reading →

Of compulsions…

These days I'm a compulsive blogger. It's almost as if I HAVE TO blog. For the longest time, the very last thing I did before "dying" for the night, was read. Now I blog. Put the baby to sleep. Gossip with the hubster. Read. Blog. 'Tis the new routine. Surely, it won't last for long.... Continue Reading →

Nerdy Sunday! The Lowland- Jhumpa Lahiri

June brought clouds that concealed the sun, storms that turned the sea gray. The atmosphere was raw enough for Subhash to keep wearing corduroy slippers instead of flip-flops; to continue to pre-heat the electric blanket on the bed. The rhythm of the rain was nocturnal, drumming heavily on the rooftop, tapering to a drizzle in... Continue Reading →

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