One thing that never fails to move me is rain. And it has been raining – there have been all kinds of rain, from pouring bucketsful to a light misting rain that nevertheless manages to drench in a few minutes. What rain does to me is bring back an exact emotion, and when I think […]
I know it’s not November, and it’s definitely not raining. It’s in fact really, really hot. I was listening to November Rain, and I was taken back in time by a memory – one of the happier ones I have associated with the song.
This is really the first time I’m in a “thon” of any sort. While a marathon of any sort is really not my cup of tea, one would have thought the same of Sriram, who, quite surprisingly, trained for and ran the Mumbai marathon this year. While I was in college, a few of us […]
Vidya and I were talking about the word ‘shandy’ this morning. Unfortunately, Dictionary.com does not have the definition we were talking about. Apart from the beer and lemonade drink, it also means a periodic village market, usually held once a week, that is the mainstay of the rural economy. I remember the Singanallur sandhai (the […]
Okay, here’s me standing on Karthik’s shoulders. He is talking about the (un?)grammatical excesses committed by one Mr. L, who asked us to “Look your own eye.” Let me put Karthik out of his misery(?) – what he actually said (or was trying to say) was “Look your own height,” which meant look straight ahead, […]
On Friday evening, we had boiled corn on the cob! Somehow, it reminds me of the rainy days of my boyhood, and the anticipation of the rain stopping so that we could go out and play. Maybe feeding us boiling corn (or groundnuts, both of which we – my father, my brother and I – […]