Category Archives: Bangalore Blog

OCD Diary Day 2

Feel a little silly doing this. Then again, that’s not a new emotion for me. And maybe I will warm to this dare– from a friend of mine. Keep a timer, he said, and write in your blog everyday for … Continue reading

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Obsessive Compulsive Dairy Day 1

How we spend our days is of course, how we spend our lives. Today was depressing. My guru, RK Srikantan, died at 94. Read it in the papers. Thought about going to his house. Felt ashamed for dropping out. Didn’t … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions.

As an optimist who believes in the power of change, I always make new year resolutions. This year was no different. Here’s what I’m doing. 1. I got off Facebook. I didn’t go often into the site anyway, but I … Continue reading

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Poetry reading.

If any of you are in Bangalore tomorrow, I am moderating a poetry reading by Athena Kashyap. Please come. I am fascinated by poetry: the musicality of it; how to make words sing; how to condense thought. So I thought … Continue reading

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Self Control

I have been using this great app called “Self Control.” It lets you put sites that distract on a “black list.” So every morning, after I check my Facebook for ten minutes, I turn on Self Control for 24 hours. … Continue reading

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Bangalore Literature Festival

Is this weekend. Please attend if you are in Bangalore. I am in a panel on Sunday afternoon (the 29th) from 1 to 2 pm. It is about rewriting the rules of romance and reminiscence. In bold below. But the … Continue reading

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Culture and Specificity

Nice response to the piece below in Livemint website. I wish The Skeptarian, whoever she or he is had said some more. I don’t agree with her or his notions about culture as talking to sweeper. That’s my milklady version. … Continue reading

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Pechakucha

Andy Deemer, transplanted American, who makes a mean guacamole, invited me to be part of this fun event. It is called Pechakucha and its format is simple:20 slides. Speak on each slide for 20 seconds. Adding up to a six-minute … Continue reading

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Mothers and Daughters

Like most daughters, I have a complicated nuanced relationship with my mother– equal parts adoration and rebellion, depending on which phase of life I am in. But what a joy to see my beautiful 75-year-old mother change from the soft, … Continue reading

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Singapore

Going to Singapore for a few days, guys. Any suggestions about what to see and where to go? Thanks. I am there from May 22-28. Taking my 12-year-old along.

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