Of Romance and Fried Eyeballs

Four years ago I wrote this blog post and I'm still laughing about it. Sometimes all the way to the loo because when Red ends up being funny inadvertently, it's bad for my bladder. One of the biggest yarns ever spun in my home is about Red getting a 92 in Hindi many moons ago. … Continue reading Of Romance and Fried Eyeballs

Ps&Qs

I constantly swing back and forth from amusement to annoyance when helping my son with his homework. Especially his language homework. My own language "skills" are middling to not-bad-at-all and my pronunciation of words (especially the word pronunciation) is usually correct. Of course Red did tell me that I'd been pronouncing 'Audi' and 'apropos' wrong … Continue reading Ps&Qs

Disambiguation: Need Of The Hour

My son can be a lazy lump. Anything that requires more effort than he's prepared to put in; gets shoved under the rug (literally and figuratively) and often outsourced to us. He's starting to make some strides in reading now and today's homework has words that distinguish the gender between people viz mother-father, brother-sister et … Continue reading Disambiguation: Need Of The Hour

Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar

It's been a long time since I've done a book review. Better late than never, especially for a book like Ghachar Ghochar.   A friend and fellow reading afficiando who also wears other interesting hats was cleaning house and put up a give-away of her beloved books. Red lucked upon this particular one and the result … Continue reading Book Review: Ghachar Ghochar