Standing (Ill) At Ease: For Those Who Stand At Work

Shopping malls are so much fun, aren’t they? All your favourite brands lined up in one location. The latest trends on display, beckoning you (or your wallet)… Come take a taste. Try me out. You want it. We know… we know. And you’re lured in by the smell of fresh fabric, the jazzy music and…

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Where is the Storm!

As I crept through the night Holding my pants really tight I waited for it to be true To be kept awake the night through. The warning was clear and mighty Will blow your candles and nightie. It howled and whistled for a while, Rustling the leaves and the textiles. It thundered a little, it…

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For The Ants: Published on Story Mirror

So how are we doing this fine April morning? Is it hot yet in your part of the world? Or are you still in bed because it’s stillย too cold to step out of the comfort of a cosy bed? (For some in the world summers STILL means snow and cold) Either way, I feel ya!…

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Harem Pants

She wore harem pants to a Hindustani classical music concert. In an assemblage of cumbersome saris and silk kurta-pyjamas, antique jewellery glinting from robust necks and rounded bosoms, and kohled eyes and vermillion foreheads that looked like they belonged at the court of a decadent Rajah, her ikat harem pants should not have stood out,…

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Draught Animals of India: Vehicles and the Indian Jugaad

No this isn’t a social studies lesson on domesticated animals that double up as draught animals in India. Excuse me, what did you think we Indians are? We aren’t the land of exotic princes and snake charmers anymore. We never were. Our load bearers are no longer animals now but machines! In fact, we Indians…

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Happy Holi!

Pardon me, fair lady, But your white stings the eye. How about I sprinkle a little saffron See, how it complements your attire?! But wait, I noticed your eyes Are aย beautiful shade of green. I have just the colour to match them too; Do you see what I mean? Mind you though, M’Lady, Pink is…

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