Monthly Archives: June 2006

The others – Bah! They’re just emailing!

I’ve never done this before. I am incredibely jealous of people who have done it. Because you know it’s cool to do this on the move, far from your couch, not sitting at home. Especially with a cup of coffee … Continue reading

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links for 2006-06-23

Imperialist? Moi? Not the Musée du Quai Branly – New York Times So what if you can’t wear a headscarf? “The museum’s goal is simple and ambitious: to treat non-Western art with the same deference that, say, the Louvre gives … Continue reading

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No Sushi. Please.

I don’t like Sushi. At all. If I am forced into a situation where I must go into a Sushi place, I buy a box, pretend to eat and waste everything. Except, I consume the pickled ginger, which masks all … Continue reading

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Vintage Indian Advertisements – IX Wonderful stuff. That typical copy with typical images. I even remember the small page adverts in Readers Digest especially of household appliances, with grinning women looking with great pride at their latest blender. (tags: culture … Continue reading

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Kadai: Anant writes to Kavya

Kadai/ Kadhai/ Kathai/ Kazudai continues [1]. I read your letter over and over again. Till impressions of my thumbs rubbed onto the paper and threatened to leave a gaping hole. Last few mornings, I found your letter left open on … Continue reading

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Poetry Podcast: Ardh Satya

Reading out poetry is a bit addictive. In fact, it feels like a discovery of sorts. Like when you go back to a city after a few years, and refresh your memory by printing how the streets turn or how … Continue reading

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Meet the 2006 REAL hot 100 (US-Specific) Role models for girls are hard to come by. Even if they do – they meet the supposed standards for hotness and suchlike. Here’s an alternate list of female hotties. All of whom … Continue reading

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German games on Doordarshan in the Eighties

Megha and I just had a very important conversation about a television show on Doordarshan we used to watch as kids. For the life of us neither of us can recollect the name. Here’s the deal – it was some … Continue reading

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Games, childhood and Madras afternoons

Wonderful post at AgelessBonding on Pallankuzhi. Pallankuzhi is perhaps one of those few games that is enriched not by luck but by some element of plotting and the game took on entirely new intricacies depending on who sat opposite you. … Continue reading

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The Drag and I

When your days are this long, the night becomes more of a refuge. I stood next to the prettiest drag queen (in all of London, at the very least.) She, (too beautiful to be a he) betrayed by cheek- bones … Continue reading

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Cabbages, Frocks and Olives at Primrose Hill

Thank you Lucy Hooberman of Mentoring Worldwide and the BBC, for a wonderful lunch last week at Lemonia at Primrose Hill. They had wonderful vegetarian options for the veggie hungry desi. Even on that exceptionally hot day, I pigged over … Continue reading

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Poetry Podcast: Failing and Flying

I am horrendously busy. To the point where every minute, I should have added about 50 more priceless words of wisdom to the project I am working on. Of course, at this point, I feel compelled to blog. You see, … Continue reading

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