Monthly Archives: October 2011

God’s own cuisine

I considered the sudden proliferation of Mallus in my world. The awareness of this pleasant proliferation set in when my colleagues clamored for an authentic mallu meal. I’ve never cared much for people’s ethnic origins from an identity perspective. But trifling … Continue reading

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Poker’s missing joker

I flushed as I stepped into the den of vice, the Vegas of an otherwise staid Hyderabad. As it turns out we had a full house, with the entire affable bunch of consultants showing up. Apparently everybody believed that all … Continue reading

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Of debt and crises

As the debt crisis wears on, I considered imposing austerity measures on myself. All this easy money from working (an oxymoron?) has led to thoughtless spending. Then again I usually live within my means despite having an adorably overindulgent Dad … Continue reading

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Flying low you and me

 As I practically hauled myself up the last painful step, I was greeted by the two of them. One of the painted faces wore a strangely sly look, like that of a predator when an unsuspecting herbivore enters its lair. The other, … Continue reading

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T blues

It’s a passing phase they said, but six months on I continue to battle my Hyderabad blues as the war for the city rages on. The air of this not-so-happening city is thick with stifling un-sophistication. To top it all … Continue reading

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