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The Feb 20th saga

21st February 2015

Birthdays are a big deal in the Chitnis household. Hints about gifts are dropped over months. Requests for favourite dishes are made. Parties are planned weeks in advance. A meal out in a nice restaurant is mandatory. I grew up with these traditions, because for my dad, his birthday in particular was always about spending time with the family. In 2008, this changed a bit. This was the year I first began rationing my time on Feb 20th between spending…

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A good song

28th November 2011

Sometimes, I fall in love with a song and I listen to it over and over again. I don’t fall in love with it as a musician (god, no), or a lyricist, or a sound person (what does too much reverb mean, anyway) or a singer (I can barely hold a tune but I’m not tone deaf) or anything remotely music-related.  This gives me a lot of flexibility – I can name a number of songs I love, but often,…

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