Mumbaikars have been celebrating this past week — for the first timein 46 years, we have what we could legitimately call a winter! It’s8deg C and a sight to see sweaters, scarves, jackets and shawlseverywhere — feels like one took a wrong turn and hit Connaught Placeinstead of Flora Fountain. I’m sure the climate change […]
It’s been a strange week even by my standards, complicated by the fact that it’s been one of the busiest phases of work — can’t-answer-the-phone, no-time-to-check-email kind of busy, travelling to at least one new city/town/village every day. Each of my gadgets suddenly started crashing, a bizarre sequence of events which left me without a […]
One of the reasons I decided to start blogging was because of thepossibility of posting remotely from a cellphone or blackberry.That’ll make sure I’m in touch with family all of the time. I know ihave been really bad/busy the past four-five years, but marriage andthe comforts of a loving home have further underlined the importanceof […]
Ticket fm Melbourne concert in a movie hall!
Solo concert in an old mill in Germany
The past couple of days, I’ve been enjoying my first real illness in a very long time; the cumulative effect of crisscrossing the country several times these past three weeks, with temperatures ranging from 1.9 deg C to 35 deg C, gigging every night, getting v little sleep and being expected (naturally) to smile through […]
My glass flute, called Mrinalini
The vibration of success
Nothing succeeds like success; all the world loves a winner…pithy proverbs that are continually thrown around. Today, more than ever before, the world seems to celebrate celebrities – every week there’s a new hero thrown up the pop charts, a new diva on the old block, a new item on page 3, and a new […]
trends of 2008?
‘Cal bk urgnt’ read the sms from my easily-flappable, otherwise fashionable Gujju friend early Sunday morning. “Hetal and I are off to Singapore and Hong Kong for Christmas week – New Year shopping, you know,” he said when I called. “And you wanted to know if I need a new zoom lens, or a smartphone?” […]
Recent article on Japan
The 42-degree syndrome Stepping out of a gleaming train at the Tokyo suburb of Oizumi-gakuen in the Nerima prefecture, I follow the orderly throng of salarymen returning from a long day’s work, their black suits and white shirts giving the impression of a bunch of penguins somberly riding the escalator. A hundred feet away from […]