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COVID-19: The other side of the pandemic

Even as the coronavirus is in rapid retreat from our shores, there is a wave of predictions by futurists. Most foresee dire days ahead and I don’t...
This English Language Day (23 April), let’s revisit the new words we’ve learnt while self-isolating.

COVID19: Expanding our vocabularies in 2020

Ever since social distancing measures were announced in March, we have all been self-isolating and working from home. We’ve also learnt a slew of new vocabularies inspired...
Listing the pros and cons of the post-pandemic era

Life after the coronavirus

It’s the dawn of the PC era, folks.No, I’m not talking about the Personal Computer era. That’s some four decades old, and our life is now...
toilet paper

War of the Wipes

Oh no, you’re thinking, not another column on the cursed coronavirus!Folks, before your cry goes viral, calm down, wash your hands, wear your...
There’s a resurgence of interest in Indian-style yogurt: what does it reveal about us?

Curd cultures and whey-ty wisdom

There’s a resurgence of interest in Indian-style yogurt: what does it reveal about us?
"Make sure to put in a pocket!": The infamous pocket

Pocket full of… motherhood

My grand-mother Beryl (‘Nanna’ as I call her) is British/Russian/Portuguese – an exotic mix indeed! Born and raised in India, my 95-year-old Nanna has a sworn love for all...
Road rage desi style

Road rage desi style

Road rage desi style
ScoMo Awards

Awards season

At the start of a new year, we wish happiness, in a general way, to folks known to us. And yet this time of year brings extra...
christmas letter

All I want for Christmas is…

With all their jobs of making toys for the world’s children have gone to China, the elves have been redeployed to sort out the rampant flow of...

Goldfish medicine and exploding eggs: Duties of a ninja mum

Both my kids are having meltdowns. I solved their bickering over the television by simply unplugging the cables.Phase one over, phase two quickly ensued. My three-year-old dipped a handful of PlayDoh into...