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My Taste Buds Miss Home

Since I started living away from my parents, I’ve taken to cooking many variations of curry, because it reminds me of home and the ingredients are readily available – the paste is easily…

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A New Role

Different person in different context … We just returned from a month-long stay in India. We began to settle back at home in San Jose, sleeping throughout random intervals of the day, as jet lag crept over us. Each person is different, but it usually takes me about 4 to 5 days to adjust to…

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School after School

Contrary to popular belief, school does in fact rock, and it is everything else besides the actual learning that makes it so. Having lived in three different cities and studied in four different schools…

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Positivity – A Good Thing ?

The Confidence Game… I have been doing a fair bit of self-reflection lately. As I am making a long trip to India, the break and the voyage is a good time to take a step back and take in all of life’s experiences this year. One of the things that has changed about me, after…

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Books that have Paved My Way (Part 2)

As I got older, I began reading more literary fiction. I focused on language and style, and genre fiction took a backseat. But nothing is as exciting, as thought-provoking, as heart-warming, or as funny as the fiction I read while growing up…

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Books that have Paved My Way (Part 1)

Growing up as a single child, I was never really lonely, but I did have to spend a lot of time alone. While my mother, who had quit her job as a flight attendant to take care of me…

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The Annual India Trip

The much anticipated visits As a member of the Indian diaspora, I am all too familiar with the annual “India trip”. It is customary for Indians living abroad to visit their homeland annually. I have been doing these annual trips since I was a child. In fact, I would have so many school breaks, that…

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Singaporean Styles

Fashion is an integral part of the culture of a country. From religious and traditional outfits to day-to-day casual wear, fashion and clothes are an important part of society…

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Those Days in London

La Dolce Vita (sweet life) of a student… Recently, after a long hiatus, I picked up a PG Wodehouse “Jeeves” Omnibus. PG Wodehouse is the genius behind the much-loved character, Jeeves. Jeeves became so entrenched in the popular imagination, that there was once (before Google) even a search engine named “Ask Jeeves”. Jeeves, a gentleman’s…

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From Behind the Counter

While it’s wholly possible to develop culture shock or be completely unfamiliar with the way things are done while living in a new country, I managed to carve out a little space of my own…

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An Indian Wedding (Part 3)

In the eyes of my friend … In part 3 of the Wedding Series, I interview a British friend who attended my wedding in Jodhpur, India. Her responses allowed me to see my wedding through a foreign lens! 1. Was this the first Indian wedding you attended? Yes, this was the first Indian wedding that…

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Searching for Solitude

Once in a while, I find my inner being longing for meaningful aloneness. So on one such occasion, I packed my bag and left the city for a quiet weekend in Cybulin, with my long-time companion, Vidoudez…

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