There is a bookshop on Elgin Road, Calcutta. It used to be a bookshop under a different name before, run by a nationwide chain of bookshops. Now it is run by a group which intially kept most of the elements which had made the old bookshop popular, until recently. With the recent renovation of the… Continue reading In memory of a bookshop
I watched a movie recently. It was a Salman Khan movie. Last time I had watched a Salman Khan movie, that too in a theater, was in 2010, a solid seven years ago. For the uninitiated, Salman Khan is a Bollywood superstar, with a rather chequered past; an enfant terrible turned into the country's oldest… Continue reading Musings on a Movie: Tiger Zinda Hai
2017 is drawing to a close. This has been a strange and eventful year for me, especially because I had around the same time last year, with a great degree of resolve, vowed to make this year better than the one last. It was high time, I thought, that I looked back and realised how… Continue reading Of resolutions and regrets- Part I
I cannot believe more than 9 months have passed since the last episode of Coffee Chronicles. Much coffee has flown from the machine since then. As a result, some events that I had made a mental note of, would have got lost somehow. But this episode, the last in Season 1 of Coffee Chronicles, will… Continue reading Coffee Chronicles Episode 9: Part 1- Of cups and cameras
Truth be told, India does not have much of a spring. The Northern parts of the country, or those areas located at higher altitudes experience it but not the sun-battered-rain-soaked Gangetic plains, the dry north-west, the Deccan traps and certainly not the coastal regions. In fact, Spring is a short visitor to the major part… Continue reading Things: Spring
Some wise man had once remarked, “Balloons may come and balloons may go, but celebrations go on forever.” After a general mandate ousted the balloons as a means of celebrating any milestone, things have been different on the floor. It might also have to do with the transfer of the proponent of balloons as a… Continue reading Coffee Chronicles Episode 8: ‘Dumb Charades’
It has been quite some time at the floor and on my blog. The coffee machine broke twice and was restored to working order soon enough. The soups fell out of favour with people who went back to coffee and lemon tea. People raised concerns that the quantity of coffee in the cappuccino had gone… Continue reading Coffee Chronicles Episode 7: ‘Usha Di’
I am a burger. It is difficult for me to ascertain the precise moment when my identity rose above that of the many objects that constitute me to become that of a burger. Some might say, that in this peculiar mode of origin, I am like a nation. Made by bringing together smaller entities of… Continue reading Things: A Brief Autobiography of a Burger
Episode 6 takes up where 5 left off and talks about other people on the floor. This time, it is about a mysterious attendant.
I received this notification from WordPress tonight: It has been a year and I hardly noticed. My first post came quite some time after I created the account, so it did not cross my mind it might have been one year since this page came into being. Why am I excited about this? Well,… Continue reading It’s been a year, it seems.