#MumbaiRains: The Gods Must Be Angry and Rightly So!

The one message that stood out in the volley of WhatsApp during the #MumbaiRains was about the Lal Baug cha Raja mandap being empty for the first time in history. At the time of crisis, people realise what is really important. No matter what the history of the Sarvajanik Ganesha celebrations in Maharashtra, it is…

A comedy of condolences PLUS Guide to offer your sympathies

When somebody passes away and you don’t know what to say to a grieving family member, the best thing to do is to say nothing. Or, if you must say something, then stick to cliches like, “I am sorry for your loss.” Never offer to help if you don’t mean it. It’s been a month and I…

Beauty and the Beast: Tale as old as time…Not exactly a review :-)

While watching Belle and the beast, I felt my fractured heart splinter into a million pieces and then slowly come back together in a shifting kaleidoscope till everything righted itself. What can I say except that it was so worth the wait. It is a sensory extravaganza and every little detail that has gone into…

Tinder Chronicles: Part 2 >> For 35+ women in India

Day 2: So I dashed off the first day’s account to YKA and they said that some parts were judgemental and condescending. So I went right back and created my account all over again. For the uninitiated, here’s what Tinder does: It shows you a pic and a bio (that’s what they call a description)…

Worst hook up line ever! (Sleaze alert!)

A warning. You need to be 18+ to read this short story. I leave it to you to decide whether it is true or a scene from one of my books. Writing so many parallelly and yet to publish even one 😐 Just-been-introduced guy at a pub: Can I kiss you? Me: No! Guy (Kiss attempt…