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sarees tell stories

totally fair

a saree has never heard of size zero. actually a saree doesn’t care too much about size at all. short, tall, thin, small, fat, squat, what, not… a saree is happy to drape you; no discrimination, no snigger at the inches, no unseemly joy at chancing upon a slim waist. before the saree, all are equal. my boss once told me, he is singaporean chinese, that he thought the saree was the most creative “dress” ever. just a length 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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Fulfilling Dreams – A Short Story

fulfilling dreams a short story

The hoot of the train blew so hard that it startled Sapna. “Why does it have to blow so loud?” she wondered. It was just minutes before the train would start and Sapna was ready to take the journey, her first ever by train. Sapna, all of 21, had a pampered protected life. She belonged to a well-to-do family and was an only child.  Every year they would visit places around the world. All her relatives lived in metros, so…

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ADiction

Cadbury Ads – A Dash of Sweetness

cadbury ads kuch meetha ho jaye

Unlike the west with all the different chocolate brands, in India the chunk of the market share is dominated by Cadbury. It’s Dairy Milk brand is almost synonymous to chocolates and one often uses the brand name interchangeably with the common noun. This product line was launched in 1905. More than a century old and still it remains in fashion. Kya swad hai zindagi key.. roughly translates to the flavour of life.. As I was reading about the various ad campaigns I came to…

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Kyunki saas bhi.. and you know the rest..

remembering kyunki saas bhi kabhi bahu thi

It was a very busy day in office for me today. So obviously I tried to find an escape route. HotStar, the StarPlus website, now has videos of all its old and new TV shows. I clicked on Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. And I was hit by such a strong sense of nostalgia that I came here to write, even though my very good friend has threatened to disown me if she finds out I have started watching this show…

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indi Poetry

you fold the covers

you fold the covers and swish the hour away as you walk to the door not once do you turn back and smile the smile that you gave me as you’d pulled the cover and spread it out like the stars above only hours before dark and dancing are your tresses how they fall to your unconquered waist across your invincible back oh that slight sway in your walk your smooth articulate hips won’t you turn just once and look…

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aarwen Poetry

A Song of Love

song of love poetry

Vivid dreams, seethe tenderly A lore of love, for you and me Blades of grass, that branch with a swing Fluttering fireflies, their promise of spring Drizzle of rain, rumbling thunder Dash of snow, our blissful surrender Fire from woods, smolder of lips Your sultry touch, my heart that skips Tranquil moonlight, tempestuous gale Flickering candlelight, that hidden trail Words and thoughts, smile and a sigh Our steady gaze, under a clear night sky Shower of stars, a drop of dew This dance of…

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road to singapore

the guns of labrador park

there was a desolate air to it and yet, a grandeur. i looked at the squat structure and wondered what it could be, the lines were curved, reminded me of an art deco settee at my grandparents’ home. my conscious mind had no idea what it might be, but a part of me knew it was something to do with guns. aj was excited. he ran toward it, that odd thing sitting in the middle of manicured parks and kids…

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ADiction

oh, those vw ads.

indranis index ravi uncle had a beetle. not the insect, the car. i must have been seven at the time, ravi uncle was my maternal uncle’s friend, a very trendy man in his early twenties, who dared to wear bright pink khadi guru kurtas back in the sixties, who had this stylish air and yeah, who had this really cute car. those days, you didn’t get “foreign” cars in india, only some people who could afford it, imported them. i…

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Epic Channel

The Epic Channel

The Epic Channel

  I dreamt a dream, an impossible dream Never would be fulfilled, it always would seem A dream to tread the highs and lows of my country And discover the beauties spread far and extreme   To study the monuments and know the history To wonder on the happenings and unravel the mystery What was the lifestyle? How were things managed? What was their cuisine? How true is the folklore and adage?   To know all these, I needed to…

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