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36 hours in Kolkata

When I heard last month that Lagori was scheduled to play in Kolkata on the 19th of March, I pulled out my phone to check the calendar. This was an excellent opportunity for me to tag along and try and explore a city I’d heard…

21st March 2016
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Life People

My Christmas Miracle

We’d been procrastinating a bit about buying decorations for our tree. On Monday, we finally got around to it, and as we were heading home this vehicle pulled up in front of us:   At the exact moment, Geeth’s iPhone playlist decided to start…

24th December 2015
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Food Travel

Restaurant Trail – Goa (November ’15)

My three-day vacation in Goa ended way too early for my liking. This time, I tried to take notes on the various restaurants we visited. If you ask Geeth, he will tell you that the only thing I seem to order when in Goa…

14th November 2015
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Life Loves

8 years later..

When I turned 16 (in 2006), my dad wrote this blog post and I remember how I felt when I read this line: “In 1978, when I was 16, I was a year away from meeting the girl who would eventually become my wife..”…

4th October 2015
Life Travel

Time to become a tourist at home

Last evening, I discovered Aliyeh Rizvi’s delightful talk titled “The Past in the Present”. Here’s a description of the talk from the Creative Mornings website: Finding ourselves in between spaces Why is engaging with the past so important? – of course there are lessons…

26th July 2015
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Life People

Emily McDowell’s Empathy Cards

A Cancer Survivor Designs the Cards She Wishes She’d Received From Friends and Family [Slate]    I just finished reading this article about Los Angeles–based designer Emily McDowell, and her non-traditional Empathy Cards. McDowell herself was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin’s lymphoma at age 24, but went into…

7th May 2015