I came home from running an errand to find Red and TO at lunch. Red opened the door and told me with his usual straight face that our child was telling him a VERY interesting story which was catastrophic in its scope but had some pockets of optimism and redemption in it. So it goes... Continue Reading →
I have a MAJOR quirk. I NEED things personalized down to the last detail to feel comfortable in a few things that I dabble in. For eg: the phone I use will need the font, wallpaper and ringtone done 'just right' before it's ready for use. The same applies to my blog. Aesthetics or functionality;... Continue Reading →
I was reading an article about Snapchat and it said that the app had been gaining momentum in India. Their filters being what draws people (read silly youngsters) to download the app and a gazillion images of themselves and unleashing it on another gazillion and equally silly youngsters. Quite a few smartphones are riding that... Continue Reading →
My native language is Bangla. Am not entirely proficient in it. I can speak it but the "purists" can usually gauge that I'm not one of them. Apparently it reeks of being an "outsider" aka from outside the hallowed boundaries of West Bengal. I can manage to read and write it but it'd be better... Continue Reading →
The Offspring (TO) had his second brush with the Big Questions- where did all life come from, does God exist et al? The first one was when Red's grandma passed away. Apparently the child who can believe in different categories of dragons, is having trouble believing that a "Supreme Being" created Man. He got off... Continue Reading →
The first thing that strikes you about this movie is that Indian film makers are more than capable of churning out good flicks without the whole song and dance routine that seems to encapsulate Bollywood movies as a genre. Badla (Revenge) is a prime example of that. An adaption of the Spanish movie The Invisible... Continue Reading →
What happens when you don't want to get married but test drive being married by living together? What happens when you get caught being 'pretend-married' and have to play out the pretense? What happens when you try to get married for real to make things legit but realize that life is conspiring against you? Luka... Continue Reading →
Monday to Friday my child looks at me as the incarnation of the Wicked Witch of the West+her flying monkeys all rolled into one. Weekends I do the same to him when he gets up before I want him to. Cue Elton John singing 'Circle Of Life' in the background.