Traveling Raconteur

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Picture and Story

“the story behind this pic is as awesome as the pic–Early 70’s, I was in Ocean City, New Jersey visiting friends and became ill. I was resting when a friend … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Please Mind The Gap

Inside that tiny gap, is a beautiful house this bird built with her partner. They have been at it since 7 this morning and have taken into it candy wrappers, … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

My 28th Birthday

Was great. I have maybe said this a million times but I will again, breakfast is the most wonderful, most delightful part of any day for me, so when breakfast … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Wishes for Self

I love birthdays and New Years Eve as they seem to give hope for a new start. Atleast 27 birthdays have passed and an equal number of ‘new years’ but … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

8 days to 28

It’ll be my 28th birthday on the 9th of this month. I am thrilled to have come this far. 27 has been an amazing year, beginning with a massive birthday … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

I need to know

As an 80s kid, I bear witness to the phenomenon that telecommunications has brought in the area of news and media – an unprecedented proliferation which means thousands of 24/7 … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why Go To Concerts

Because I realized last evening at the Sharik Hasan Quartet concert that some of the most valuable lessons in wisdom can be had from going to a concert. I live … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

Relearning the first lesson – ‘Twinkle Twinkle Little Star’

Curiosity is the seed that grows into the joy of discovering things, a joy that lends magic to an ordinary day, an ordinary moment. What begins as a simple question … Continue reading

June 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

What This Donkey Tells Me About S&OP

My affections for the Equus africanus asinus has never been a secret. I use the scientific name just here to make this blogpost intelligent enough to survive the ‘first 10 … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

What ‘Planning’ Means to Me

I never mentioned my day job did I? The reason I keep this blog is so I can read it when I am too old and amnesiac, or if I … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mother’s Day

Okay, so you have a mother? Everybody does. She who has been a good mom is an angel, every good mum is an angel. Yours is, mine is. She who … Continue reading

May 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Front-Page Story

If I am not abrest with the trends that run among my intellectual peers, I’d like to be told so, for starting this morning, I’ve begun to worry. Though I … Continue reading

May 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

One Kid At A Time

He’s probably not had breakfast in the morning, maybe only a modest dinner last night or maybe not. His house is a thatched hut but that doesn’t bother him. He … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

  These days I have been thinking about courage. The courage to face the world despite my worst fears, of opening my heart a little bit and letting anyone who … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Julia’s Desk

Julia is a beautiful girl as those peacock quails, she is as strong as the mountains on her calendar, as beautifully gracious as the painting that she got in a … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Surface Tension

10 rupees = roughly 1/5th of a dollar for a packet of those plastic fish that ‘move’ briskly in water. Surrounded by half a dozen young kids, I enjoyed the … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Me

Hi, The author of this story is likely to forget my name by the time she puts this picture here while I am most likely to remember her all my … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

School Today

Classes 6, 7, 8, 9, Hymavathi Public School, Prem Nagar, Amberpet, Hyderabad. ‘Let’s begin with a small writing exercise. Open your notebooks and write this – ‘What I love doing’ … Continue reading

January 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Difficult Situation

Will you get out of my head please? Don’t you see I have work to do It’s easy for you To go around the world flashing that smile of yours … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Soldiers of a Different Kind

The Tibetan word ‘nying-je’ took me by awe as I came across it yesterday in the unputdownable book ‘Tibet, Tibet’ by Patrick French. Translated simply as compassion, the word has … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Covering Patches

The tuk-tuk’s seat had a slit The tuk-tuk driver sat down to patch-it He cut some leather into a square And maybe thought it didn’t seem fair To put a … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

On a Bus from Here to There

M: You do this everyday? Little Boy: Yes, I sell chips to people on buses everyday, morning to night. M: Do you wish to go to school? Little Boy: I … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

A 26-year old’s Wishlist

– Write a book – Have a donkey for a pet – Cook like mom – Walk Charles Bridge – Prague – A meal with Marie McGee – Volunteer in … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Boat Ice-Cream or Ice-Cream Boat?

-Saturday was lovely for I had lunch with this little guy, my cousin Ahmed. If you heard him ordering food, you’d think there’s a dragon inside him with a monstrous … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

In My Mailbox Today

This picture postcard with the following story on the other side, arrived in my mailbox today. “I went on many great journeys. I flew over the brooks, ate the sweetest … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

My Job

I am a barber. This is my office. I love my job.  

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mr Bench

Mr Bench – a strong, sturdy gentleman with whom I shared the deepest of my secrets, the loveliest of memories, the most exciting of discoveries, cried and laughed with for … Continue reading

January 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stepping into the once-distant 2012

It is hard to believe I am 26, the world is waking up to 2012 and time is slipping through my fingers with each passing day. Only yesterday I was … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · Leave a comment