Friday, May 1, 2015

Dilemma & more than 50 shades of gray

Ever thought one important festival or event that you love to attend and how would you feel if it were taken away from you by an Evil Corporation? This was a prompt for a writing class on Wordpress, that  I am sharing here.  What would you write about?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tabla Bajaana - Beating the drum

I was talking to my mother today and she enquired about Haransh. I casually said " O Colby vich tablay baja reha hai" ( He is beating the drums in Colby). She burst out laughing. Naturally, she....

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Kid's College & Indian Cooking

It is a beautiful day in spring, everyone is smiling for no apparent reason. The drive  to Great Falls is gorgeous with sunlight streaming into the car. The lakes nestled in the jagged rocks and hills basking in the glory of sunlight, how lucky they are, to be out there, wild and free.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cacophony – Adjust Maadi (Hallmark of India)

Sunday, March 8, 2015

The era of Bingeing

Pantry Shelves
....As I get into Binge – organizing, I meet my little friends from yester months, (hopefully not years), lurking in the dark neglected corners of the cupboards, I had forgotten that they even existed. Little packs of pancake mix, wild rice, flax seeds, apricots and miscellaneous stuff of that sort.

Friday, March 6, 2015

India’s Daughter - And Bipartisanship

As the media circus goes on primarily in India and Britain over the documentary film “ India’s daughter” made by a British filmmaker, there are many opinions on how many people feel the movie should be banned vs how many people think otherwise. 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tear Jerkers and Bak Kut Teh

It all started with this emotional Thai commercial a few months ago. Then, out of nowhere it re-appeared and I have a new hobby now, watching short films on Youtube. Well! You can overdo that too,  but the Thai commercials have a way of wrenching emotions out of you.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Things precious new & old

A picture of four generations, a picture of a time, when a photographer had to show up with a huge camera and other paraphernalia, turning it into a mega-event. I saw this old family picture and found it to be too precious to be shared publicly. And yet, it is a story of a time that needs to be told. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Google & People

Google and People

Gone are the days when people needed people and teachers were Gods.  Even when people did not like each other they kept in touch or in  close contact, just because “Kadee we lodh pae sakdi hai” as my parents used to say, “ You could need their help or expertise anytime.”

Monday, January 12, 2015

Old Movies ----- Classic movie Mother

Mother India was a movie, made in the late 50s, which glorified the supreme sacrifice and hardships of a mother. She existed only to be able to take care of him, but when she had to choose between values and her son, she chose the former.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Frog brooch - An Inadvert addition?

" You have a lot of frogs around!"my brother had pointed it out. I hadn't realized it, but we did. My husband has a fondness for frogs. So yesterday, when this glittering frog made an entry into my life I wasn't surprised. "It is for you", he said. It was a brooch.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Subzero temperatures in Helena

The hike to Mt Helena after the first sprinkling of snow

It has been -8 degree F this week, so cold and so dry. It is rarely ever this cold in Helena. It brings back memories of the wind chill experienced in Michigan and North Dakota.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Spellbound - A fairy tale of sorts

Once upon a time there lived a princess in the castle of her dreams. Dreamy eyed and beautiful beyond compare in her mind, she lived in a world of her own. She came out of her castle, sashaying in yet another new colorful saree, with a huge smile on her face.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Attitude Idaho

Attitude Idaho, now I am not sure if Sarah has written a book with that title or not but I saw it. It was in a room full of people eating do-nuts and browsing books. I am looking in astonishment through my little rat hole, as I stand there unnoticed wondering what is going on, it doesn’t even look like Sarah’s house.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blogs and Babies!

"So how is your son doing, are you missing him?", this is a normal question I get asked and I reply, " Yes I do!.. but.... I have two blogs!" I can tell they are not impressed.