February 15, 2016

When outside India – part 2

If you haven’t read part 1 of this post, you might want to read it first to understand the context. I will continue with some other quirky questions I’ve had to answer while living outside India. So once dear Europeans, you asked me if we still have arranged marriages in our country. You know what, we do. We have dedicated websites and newspaper classifieds to facilitate that – much like your dating websites with an added little commitment of marriage. But what we really are ‘arranging’ there is the wedding, and boy we take that extremely seriously. The marriage, however, […]
February 10, 2016

When outside India – part 1

I have a humble request to make to the Europeans. Humble, because being that comes naturally to us Indians, even the NRI ones. I know you have a genuine interest in knowing more about India. That is all good. I would also love to tell you all about the places you should visit in India, the foods you should try, the things you should buy etc. I will do that casually, without displaying much pride, but that is just me. I don’t believe in feeling ‘proud’ of my country (or of any other label that identifies me), simply because I […]
January 28, 2016

How the booboo book was born

After two or three hiatuses between starting a blog and giving it up and starting again, I had begun yet another attempt to chronicle my journey as a parent a few months after I became one. At home whole day with a baby who couldn’t talk or understand much then, there was a hell lot going on in my mind that I just had to rattle out on the keyboard. So I started to write every day about him, me, and the entire hilarity of parenting. One blog post made a friend comment that I should write a book. I […]