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July 8, 2015

Now Brewing

not cut out for love: chapter 2

INDEX   she’d learned his name much later. when she and jiji were trying to explain to babu ji exactly what had happened, why there was a problem with the sheesh mahal job. the hotel had called babu ji and explained, despite the great inconvenience caused and the grave mistake committed by one of his daughters, the client had decided to make the payment, but really next time, mr gupta must make sure such things don’t happen. a bit of…

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Epic Channel

Chokher Bali – Stories by Rabindranath Tagore (1)

Chokher Bali - Stories by Rabindranath Tagore Epic Channel

Chokher Bali, the first story in the series of Stories by Rabindranath Tagore presented by Anurag Basu, takes one to a world gone by – of human relations and traditions, of hidden and disclosed emotions, of tragic and generated situations. Chokher Bali literally means sand in the eye, in a way suggesting,  a constant irritant. It is the story of a young, talented and educated girl, Binodini, who is widowed at an early age, having to live within the many strict rules…

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road to singapore

this was not in the plan… around parliament house

i never thought i’d be going on this walk as part of my road to singapore traipse. i thought mr lee kuan yew would be there on the ninth of august 2015 at the parade ground, enjoying and celebrating sg50. aj and i had planned on going to admiralty road in the north today, but we decided otherwise. both of us wanted to come and walk around the parliament house where mr lee was lying in state and the public…

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Now Brewing

without you: chapter 3

INDEX faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. ~~~ voltaire~~~ “khushiii!” she woke up with a start and sat up in bed. arnav ji! no he wasn’t there. he was not next to her in their bed. he was in hospital, in a cold hard room with needles all over him and a pipe in his mouth, she heaved with pain as reality rushed in, rending the night. her eyes closed as if…

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sarees tell stories

bandhani ties

i have no idea why bandhanis are so colourful but i keep thinking the arid lands where the craft grew, the desert all round, the dry parched earth, the overdose of browns and ochres might have had something to do with it. a burst of happy colour to take on the sombre hues, perhaps a note of defiance in them. in the western states of gujarat and rajasthan, bandhani, bandhej or tie and dye has been a way of life…

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