Burn!

This post is titled ‘Burn’. This is not about the Ellie Goulding song nor a Marlon Brando movie. This about something that is annoying you right at this moment while you pluck out the sticky t-shirt from the sweaty chest. Because it’s burning. I am not even kidding. If you are in some other country…

The Tan Loafers of Life

You can actually feel the pain. It is a weird feeling in your chest when you hear something heartbreaking. Its not measurable. Its not even physical. But there is the pain. I remember having bought a pair of tan loafers. I loved it very much; it was all retro and vintage I could think of….

Drama and Tragedy: 2016

Well, it was just a year. The time taken by our tiny planet to complete one revolution around the sun. 366 days of 2016. But, was it? 2016 was the end of an epoch, so I feel. When the year ends with fireworks and celebrations, we all are much older than we thought. Particularly those…

Responsible for the Roses

When the Little Prince came to Earth from his planet, he was surprised to see hundreds of roses in one garden. In his planet, which is tiny, there is only one rose plant. And that too, she had just one flower. For the Little Prince, every rose in the garden seemed as beautiful as the…

Can you feel it?

I know it is far from where you come from, but I promise you, it is a beautiful place! Come on, take the risk. What is the worst that can happen? I’ll promise to take you back, alright? Now forget school, home and everything. Let the potato casserole stay in the oven for a couple…

A Dasara in the Kingdom of Mysore

“Be nice to bus conductors in Karnataka. You never know who might turn out to be the next Rajnikanth.” Joshia (a portmanteau of Olivia and Joshi), has aptly cautioned us in the crisp morning sunshine at the Central Bus Station in Mysore. What followed was two days of unending wandering, exhaustion and what not! 8th…

Pride and Prejudice: A Novel That Redefined Romance

The birds chirp in the country atmosphere of Derbyshire. Mr Fitzwilliam Darcy (Colin Firth), comes tired on his horse in the scorching sun and enters the Pemberley estate. As he nears the lake, Mr Darcy strips off, jumps into the muddy, weed-filled lake and emerges dripping wet in his white shirt and pants. Unexpectedly of…

Nagapattinam or the Day of Lollipops and Lies

Travelogues from the South: Nagapattinam and Karaikal 3 am, Velankanni/ Karaikal Express The ladies in the compartment have stopped fighting. Some of them have fallen asleep. There is a makeshift cradle made of a saree in front of me with a three year old girl in it. Ranjani is asleep as well. Not an inch…

City of Happy Things

  When I write this I am extremely happy. In fact I am so happy that even if you punched me right in the face, I would still give you a hug, pat your shoulders and drag you to a candy shop to buy you a handful of strawberry jellies. And the best thing is…

The Rocket Science Behind the Plate

Forrest Gump’s mama always said that life is a box of chocolates: you never know what you get. So is cooking. You’ll have no idea of what you’ll get. Try poaching an egg, and you’ll get a weird concoction of water and egg that smells awful. Try baking a tray of croissant and you might…

The Grass World!

Welcome to the grass blog a.k.a. how to deal with nonsense! The Grass World is so far an untold realm in the Great Sphere of Existence. In an interview conducted by pursuedbyabear, our correspondent bears have tried to understand the identity, culture and values that are inherent in the Grass World. We have also tried…