Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hurricanes

Hurricane Sandy has stirred up the pot. It’s yet to make landfall and I’m already in the eye of all jokes. However, it does feel really great to have all my friends groveling for mercy at my feet. Yes. And just because the hurricane is my namesake, I’ve been...

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Recipe of a Navratri snake story

Navratri is a great festival to get together and admire things about other people, unlike other festivals, where you get together and just celebrate. In North India, you admire the effigies, the garba skills, and the Durga statues. In the south, you go from house to house, admiring the...

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Treat your dog like a dog, not a wolf.

Rant-and-advise alert on this impulsive, unstructured post about harsh training methods. Every dog needs to be trained. This is something extremely important to remember if you have a dog or are considering buying one. This stands for every type of dog out there. People love dogs, and dogs love people....

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Song of the Indian Housewife

He didn’t like her coffee, he called her cooking fake; He said her food was too bland, not like what his mother used to make. She did not clean everyday, she couldn’t sew too, She did not polish his shoes, like his mother used to do. He told her...

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Traffic cops really do like girls

I was moving out of  NYC (no, not Manhattan, but lousy Queens, which is as good as being in a corner of Andheri. But that’s a story for later) after two and a half wonderful years spent it traveling by super efficient trains. Which means I needed a car....

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Being typecast and other preteen troubles

I was bitten by the acting bug very early in life. Well, I was thrust on stage by teachers in schools. You see, I was a fair girl in remote towns in Tamil Nadu. My nickname for a really long time was vella ponnu – white girl. That’s how my teachers...

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All roads lead to

I have two interesting theories to share in this short blog post. Every wikipedia page that you will ever open and click the first link to, will end up in the Philosophy page. The procedure is this: Open any wikipedia page. Click on the first link that appears in...

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Harry Potter Etymology- Pets

I thought it might be nice to move away from people for a bit. This turned out to be a long, but just an average post.   Hedwig- The word Hedwig has the elements hadu meaning ‘battle’ and wig meaning ‘fight’. There have been numerous powerful and noble women named Hedwig throughout history- Hedwig of France...

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