Please pardon my French

Paris has been the city of my dreams, and will remain so forever. I have always wanted to visit La Ville Lumière from my childhood days, and I never had the opportunity till quite recently. Living in India and having worked for a brief while in the US, Europe had always eluded me until the…

A story that lingers on

Over time, there will be a few stories that continue to live with you. Some stories are about big, significant happenings – real or fictional. They give you drama, play with your emotions, evoke your empathy and build up to a reveal.Others are about small, irrelevant aspects. They hardly give you a story line; they…

The joy of chasing your own shadow

It was early in the morning. I was returning home from my walk to the milk booth to fetch our daily ration of milk. The street was awash with the early morning sun, setting light to the buildings and the people out on the streets, in a hazy, orange glow. It was also casting shadows….

What are you teaching us?

I received yet another forward on one of my WhatsApp groups this morning. This time, it was a PDF document, narrating a story of how ‘Uddhava Geeta‘ came into being, and highlighting a brief conversation between Lord Krishna and Uddhava, his charioteer. At the end of the narrative, we are told why we need to…