Handing out candy

First Halloween

This year was S’s first real Halloween – the first time she went trick-or-treating. Last year too, she dressed up in a costume while handing out candy (she was an Angry Bird last year, which somehow seemed very appropriate for a 2 year old). This year she was a Ladybug. She almost wasn’t one, though…

baby-clipart

New arrival

August brought a new addition to the Lekhni family – our daughter S was born.   The days and nights since then have blended together in one sleep-deprived haze. I am also virtually under house arrest. If we do go out, it seems to invariably be to S’s pediatrician. The trips also involve lugging a huge…

Union Carbide plant in Bhopal

Memories of Bhopal

Twenty five years ago on this date, I was in Bhopal.  We all know what happened on the night of Dec. 2nd., 1984. Unfortunately, nothing much has happened in the twenty five years since then.  Warren Anderson, then chairman on Union Carbide, has still not been extradited due to “US business interests”, compensation to the…

Suitable boy version 2.3.4?

There must be multiple published versions of Vikram Seth’s “A Suitable Boy”. That must be the explanation. I re-read “A Suitable Boy” after many years. Okay, “re-read” is not exactly how you would describe it; I selectively read parts and flipped through others. I can understand that when we go back to the same book…

Pirates in white shirts and other stories

The story continues from my last post. After treating myself to a glorious green-tight version of Robin Hood, I sat down, all ready to enjoy “Pirates of the Caribbean.” I remembered that it was a huge box-office hit, and seemed to run for years, and so I was sure I couldn’t go wrong here. Instead,…

Robin Hood, green tights and other mishaps

So as I said in my last post, I popped the DVD of “Robin Hood” into the player.  What happened next? If you are thinking that lightning struck, or the DVD player crashed and burned, or that it simply failed to work – having atrophied from disuse,  well, all these look likely scenarios, and could…

Why I never write movie reviews

You might have wondered why I never post any movie reviews.  Of course, its more likely that you may not have wondered anything like that, since this is not a movie blog.   In fact, you might wonder now whether you were supposed to wonder about it, and wonder why I am bringing this up. Rest…