January 1st, 2018

Happy New Year. From the taxman

However cliched it may be, there is something heartwarming about the sheer enthusiasm and exuberance and sense of renewal that infects all of us at New Year.

Like every single one of you, I imagine, my WhatsApps are full of good wishes and videos of champagne bottles popping open, and Instagram this morning has nothing but amazing images of fireworks ushering in 2018 from all corners of the globe.

Yes, you’re right, it is possibly a tad sappy, but hey! it’s the first day of a brand new year and everyone is entitled to hope for better things, for change, […]

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October 30th, 2017

“Come with problem & go with Happiness”

Such a great flyer tucked inside my morning paper today.

And don’t you love the 9 day challenge?

Touch wood, I have no Black Magic problems, but were I to, I know where to go.

“Come with problem and go with Happiness” – what a great mantra 🙂

July 30th, 2017

“Better Food Better Mood”

One of life’s little joys is the Indian flyer.

As in the flimsy paper variety that float out of my morning paper, not the airborne species. The latter are, oftentimes, not really a joy at all.

But the advertising flyers that are tucked inside my paper – ah, now, they are a class apart.

Who could resist a tag line like “Better Food Better Mood”?

I’m a tad perplexed by the exact kind of image they are aiming to project with a name like “Dark N Shine”, but I’m sure they’ve thought it all through.

Better Food Better Mood and […]

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May 13th, 2017

“Irritated, Isolated, Sweating, Trembling, Nervous…”

Got back last night to the Big Smoke (reckon that monniker sounds a little better than the Big Pollute) after a blissful week in Mussoorie, staying with friends.

Other than being knocked sideways by the Delhi heat, it was also great to be bowled over by 2 hyper and happy dogs.

Not so good to have the usual mound of niggles to deal with : burned out plugs, Internet down, collapsed book shelf, and poor old Yem Bahadur suffering with a frozen shoulder.

Anyway, urban routine will inevitably take over from the peaceful life we had up in the hills, […]

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