When I set out two hours in advance to catch my train, a neighbour asked, “Why are you going so early?” I said, “City roads are jam-packed with vehicles throughout the day. I
17 Jul 2018
A neighbour looked glum the other evening. He said he had a bad day in the office. “It was much ado about some vadas,” he grumbled. “You better pour out your woes so that your heart will become lighter,” I advised.
16 May 2018
My classmate Das became a bureaucrat after his graduation.
16 Apr 2018
I had a few hundred dollar bills left in my wallet on return from a sojourn in the US.
01 Mar 2018
Raman, my neighbour, was known for not giving up. One day, he decided to buy a scooter.
16 Feb 2018
An email advertising an electric toothbrush costing a five figure amount landed in my inbox.
29 Jan 2018
In Chennai, many medical shops, photo studios, doctors’ clinics, browsing centres, barber shops, photocopying shops, etc., require their customers to leave their footwear outside so that their floors
30 Dec 2017
One of my neighbours informed me that he was shifting his residence to a place closer to his son’s school.
07 Dec 2017
Take care of your wallet. It is festival season. The shopping areas are teeming with pickpockets,” my wife warned when I stepped out of my house on an errand.
23 Nov 2017
It is often lamented that the joint family system is on the way out. But the concept manifests itself in subtle forms as per modern day needs of families in which both spouses work.
10 Nov 2017
My wife said that the new maid wanted to know if we had a washing machine before agreeing to work for us.
24 Oct 2017
At a recent wedding, there was a serpentine queue waiting to greet the bride and groom.
06 Oct 2017
In the US, there are storm chasers who drive into storms for scientific studies, curiosity, adventure, etc. But I have the uncanny knack of getting chased by storms.
16 Sep 2017
The other day, the prime minister attacked the psyche of corruption and resolved to eradicate the malady in the next five years.
02 Sep 2017