A question for my readers

Someone I know has developed cataract.  That is a little weird – I had always thought of cataract as something that strikes people who are 65 and above.  Certainly not a young person’s disease.  I had also thought of cataract as something that strikes people who cooked in smoke-filled kitchens over charcoal burning stoves, not…

This Daft Draft

It’s NFL Draft weekend.  In other words, it’s a televised gabfest spread over two days. The NFL Draft, for all you lucky guys who have never seen one, is the annual “swayamvara” session when NFL teams choose college football players to join their team.  Each team gets to select one player in each round. There…

Tulips in the rain

Gray Day.  The rain has been falling steadily for the last couple of days, obliterating my sunny mood, pouring water over any weekend plans, and reminding me of the cold winter days I thought I had left behind. But the rain is good for my tulips.   I can already see the shoots springing up from…

..and not a single one for me

I landed in India and gingerly switched on my cellphone. The last time I switched on my phone in India, 3 years ago, my phone had scanned the universe for a long time before giving up. No signal. One would think it was looking for signs of extra terrestrial life rather than a mere mobile…

Mobiles, mobiles everywhere..

I had been away from India for only three years. Agreed, this is probably longer than the annual pilgrimage most NRIs make. But three years is not that long. You don’t expect drastic changes in three years. Heck, you don’t even expect significant changes in the storyline of most TV soaps. What happened during the…

Post-trip recovery

I am back!  This turned out to be a really long India visit.  Part of the vacation turned into a working trip, long nights included.  Then there was the offer of extra vacation days, happily accepted. Then there was the four day jaunt through Belgium and the Netherlands. Then the long flight back home. Sigh.…