Monthly Archives: May 2007

Fiction Fragment: The therapist next door

Janaki maami was nervous. New neighbours are unpredictable. But it excited her a little nevertheless. There was a whole new household to gossip about. And a whole household to educate. What time the water flow was weak, which uncle in … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Fiction

Fiction Fragment: Her son’s photographs

Jagadambal is concerned. Her son is 28 and still single. Her heart sinks at the thought of a grown Iyer man having to make his own meals. Having to sort out his own laundry. He went there at the tender … Continue reading

Posted in Photographs, Poetry and Fiction

The Cake Car

I am simply in love with the advert for Skoda Fabia. Every time it airs on the television, I sit and giggle with great joy at the sight of copious amounts of cake. If I had to buy a car … Continue reading

Posted in Funny, Marketplace and All Things Current, Media

Fiction Fragment: In which Kantha gives her Muesli

She wonders how careful she has to be. Three years in some foreign land isn’t a long time. But some habits change. The body becomes more vulnerable to dust. Though, in her memory, pollen in India never really disturbed her. … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry and Fiction

Tamil Film Trivia

100 points to those who can figure out which movie had this marvelous line. “Nonsense of the Stupid of the Idiot!” —-

Posted in Music, Film and Art

What block?

I can only speak for myself, but I’ve always felt that there’s nothing called a “writer’s block”. But how do I explain the fact that for the last few days, I don’t really feel like writing. The only thing that … Continue reading

Posted in Self

Links for 2007-05-16

Dubai – Ban maids under 30 Because the government likes to play nanny to adult women! “The Indian minister for women and child development has called for a ban on women under 30 to work as domestic help in the … Continue reading

Posted in Random Links