“Jest @ 2020”

We’re rounding out 2020 in 17 days. The pandemic continues to shape our lives and language. So let me toss out some corona anecdotes and jokes that I've heard and seen in the last 9 months. My short summary would be chores and wares ( Software, Hardware, and Kitchen). An interesting fact I have noticed... Continue Reading →

2020 Aha (Mo)vie(ments)

My wife had attended the Fridays with Faria on Facebook where last week's topic was Aha Moments. That made me look at some of the movies of 2020 closely for their Aha moments. I must say that this is the year I would have seen the maximum number of movies in years. We said goodbye... Continue Reading →

RICH Story ( 131)

Microstory 129 - Remembering Maradona 1986 -- 86th minute. My grandfather was a football fanatic. In his drawer, I had seen pictures of Pele. I picked up an interest in football from him in the mid-'80s. Then my father bought the Dyanora colour television and we could watch football in all its glory. I recollect... Continue Reading →

Why do you Blog?

My wife asked me sometime in November, "Why do you blog?" I started thinking and in the process missed my last weekend blogging. I was about to tell her my standard answer , " I want to share a slice of life" and thus draw inspiration from myself. My go to answer was this one... Continue Reading →

RICH Stories ( 128 )

Microstory 126 - Dove tales If I have to look back at the lockdown period, that's when we all learned to slow down, or shall I say pigeon-hole our lives in different ways. I used to spend a lot of time in the balcony and I used to get fascinated with the pigeons around me.... Continue Reading →

This is my Tribe

Ian shared on the WhatsApp the above paragraphs from a book about the tribe. Let me share the story of my friend who is a storyteller At 12.16 PM on Tuesday 3rd Nov my friend Kavitha messaged on the WhatsApp group of the TILT community that Yeaaaaaaaa the ventilator is off!! That was the update... Continue Reading →


It was the puja weekend and we watched two movies. One Malayalam movie "Varane Avashyam undu" was random as I was flipping through Amazon prime. The Times of India critic rated it 3.5 out of 5 stars and wrote that "it is a feel-good movie for all audience and probably all seasons because it is all... Continue Reading →

I am not what happened to me

Why should I watch a movie on fear? Whenever I would discuss and talk about Richard Gere, my wife would discuss the movie " Primal Fear'. I would listen and my internal dialogue would be " Maybe its time has not come". In other words, I was not interested in a movie about fear even... Continue Reading →

I am Grateful

I was speaking to my old school friend after a long time. It went on for 45 minutes. During that conversation we went into one of the initiatives she is planning, to uplift a certain section of society. That resonated with me and the above quote flew out of my mouth. Sometimes, you don't have... Continue Reading →

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