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All the different love stories that keep us alive

Eating ripe fruit together on a humid July night in Bombay. Walking on the sands of Miramar at dusk in May. Drinking one bottle of Thu...

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It's a self-preservation thing.

Don't get sucked into the problems and pain of others. They will just make your dormant ones come alive again. Don't let people t...

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The ten thousand things that rise and fall.

My city finally feels like home again. Even though the weather reports might say otherwise, in my mind, the air just feels cooler, crisper a...

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But I always thought that I'd see you again...

But I always thought that I'd see you again...

An old friend died around 4 years back and I only found out recently. It feels so strange and I'm not sure how to react. The only thin...

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Someone died and made me Richard Bach / Hugh Prather / Paulo Coelho or that woman with the secret :-)

1. First impressions do last. They may disappear along the way and be replaced by new ones, but in the final analysis - they will stand out....

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You're always a day away.

The sun finally came out, and in more ways than one! I had the nicest weekend in a long time. It started with a series of phone calls on Sat...

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Epilogue

She flipped back the pages and caught snatches of familiar words and sentences. Art was supposed to imitate life in the annals of the past, ...

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It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you.

I hate temporary solutions but sometimes, you don't have much of a choice. You just have to fix the hole in the bucket, instead of buyin...

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Bread Pudding

I have a bread pudding, baking inside the oven, as I type now. A dozen slices of white bread, broken into tiny bits, now lie in my old, gla...

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And if you ever make it to ten you won't make it again.

Today is one of those days. When reality bites like a rabid dog, and the hot tears that roll down my cheeks sting like a very pissed off be...

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The Sun Also Warms

There are things that turn me on, turn us all on. It could be music, or the way the drapes against your window catch the light during a cert...

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The Future in Reverse

What would you do if you had the opportunity to meet your younger self? Someone who is exactly half your age right now. Would you tell him/...

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Booty Call!

Flipkart.com is seriously the book lover's equivalent of a booty call. I mean, I love spending hours at a bookshop. Browsing new title...

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Footnotes

Life is never just as it seems, out on the surface. Non-committal and blemish free. Unrecorded and unaccounted for. It's what's livi...

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And I wonder if I ever cross your mind...

When you're away from the blog too long, the general opinion is that you must have a lot happening in your life. But sometimes, it's...

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Letters at Dusk

This evening, I look out of my window and my eyes catch the burnt crimson sky in the distance. An ugly urban landscape before, and then shee...

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That Girl

Sometimes the days and months click on by too slowly for you to notice. Then one day someone asks you a question - How long has it been sinc...

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There are two kinds of people in your life. The ones that love you for who you are. And the ones that love you for who they are When t...

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Life

Life

My favourite version of this famous South American song. The singer, Mercedes Sosa, had a voice that was both comforting and overwhelmin...

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Distilled Memories

The smell of woodfires burning, sending up black soot to paint the walls. Huge pots bubbling atop the brick and cement stoves; boiled red ri...

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Sunday Afternoons and Bliss!

Sunday afternoon. I'm going to spend it cooking and eating some delicious seafood, all aided by some very chilled beer and the kickass v...

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Simpler Times

I'm not a church-goer these days but I remember the times when I'd HAVE to go at least two or three times a week. I belonged to a Ca...

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Riveting!

Riveting!

What a voice! Really gets inside you and stirs up your soul. Kicks up a storm where there was none and makes you feel alive again. I...

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(Not So) Original Soundtrack

(Not So) Original Soundtrack

I flunked maths and physics in school, more times than I care to remember. Sometime in the 17th century, a French mathematician and physic...

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Coffee Black and Egg White

Coffee Black and Egg White

There are some things that you can say And some things that you shouldn't. For everything else, there's always a song... Colorbl...

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Wounded Soldier!

Is what I am these days. As usual, I ignored the pain in my hand for weeks. Finally went to the doctor when I started having a problem wit...

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My First Letter

I remember when I was 7 or 8, and my life revolved around books, books and more books. With the occasional song and dance thrown in. Apart f...

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For Guyana Gyal

Reunion Week turned into Reunion Month! I actually wasn't going to write more about it since I've had enough (in a nice way of cours...

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Reunion Week

Imagine entering a restaurant at lunch time and leaving during dinner, and not as an employee but as a diner! Well I did that the other da...

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My Cup Runneth Over

Today this great playground that we call the interweb, made me realise how true it is when they say that the further you run away from thing...

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The Barefoot Mind

From mindless thoughts to a thoughtless mind, it's a long journey, and, salvation cannot be reached on speed dial. So you walk the stree...

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