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.
I lost my earphones today. I lost them to the unrelenting laws of physics and attrition. Electronic components, I have been told, have shelf lives. They die with use. It is a very natural death, they told me. That did nothing to console me. My earphones, or the lack of a working pair, left me… Continue reading On the Loss of Earphones
This episode covers Mr.B and Mr. D and the deep friendship that they share.
Are you new to the city? Have you been told that the Metro- the oldest in the country- is the best way to travel in Calcutta? Have you tried commuting on the Metro and been put off by the struggle you have to put up with to reach your destination in one piece? Fear not.… Continue reading A Handy Guide to Survival in the Calcutta Metro