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Mirror Mirror on the Car

About ten days ago, I was backing out Shraddha’s Maxima from our garage at home. Shraddha likes to park very close to the right side wall. While reversing out, the car has to be maneuvered out leftwards with deft use … Continue reading

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Taking for Granted

“Oh my goodness, how do people handle such crazy traffic?! Why can’t they be more disciplined on the road?” That was my mental reaction on the day I landed in India after the first year and a half of living … Continue reading

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Counter-insultency

Years ago, one of my friends said about a common friend who was present in the room, “First his tummy enters a room, then he follows just behind.” Everyone had a good laugh. To which the insulted friend retorted right … Continue reading

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Wise and Otherwise, by Sudha Murty

Sudha Murty is a teacher, social worker and author in India and the head of the Infosys Foundation. Perhaps she is better known as the wife of Infosys chief Narayana Murty. Wise and Otherwise is a collection of short anecdotes … Continue reading

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This and That, The Dog Days of Summer

After Guru Poornima, I’ve had a long hiatus from blogging, spanning the whole of August. I’m alive and well, just lazy during the dog days of summer to write. 🙂 On the first leg of the flight back from Hartford … Continue reading

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Happy July 4th

Today was my first July 4th after becoming a permanent resident of the US, and Shraddha’s tenth. We watched the Austin July 4th fireworks for the first time, from the top floor of my company’s parking garage. I had my … Continue reading

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Where Am I From?

When people ask me where in India I’m from — originally, that is — I don’t quite know what to say. I’m a Tamilian but I’m not from Tamil Nadu. My family hails from Kerala but I’m not a true … Continue reading

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