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No Starbucks for my children till they are forty




I am at the Starbucks near my house. Although I don’t care much for the coffee here, this place has an agreeable vibe and I have found that with practice, it is not impossible to acquire taste for their awful brew. I come to this cafe on days when I feel the need to lose … Continue reading »






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A letter to an NRI friend on the merits of flying Air India




I have just received an email from a second generation Canadian friend of Indian origin, who is coming to India after several decades. She intends to travel across the motherland to acquaint herself with the new India and asks for my assistance in doing so. India has a sizable buffet of airlines, she is told and Nadia … Continue reading »






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On meeting Fareed Zakaria and surreal dreams of feral cats.




    My tryst with that brave cheetah that graced the roof of my jeep in Masai Mara two months ago has earned me some kind of undeserved fame in certain circles. In more than a few dinner parties since my return from Kenya, I have been introduced as “that girl who was bold enough … Continue reading »






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Gentlemen are an endangered species




  Call me old fashioned if you will, but I am deeply concerned about a less talked about species that is on the brink of extinction. It goes by the name of ‘gentlemen’. The number of this sub-species of men in our world is dwindling at a frightening speed and all we are obsessed with … Continue reading »






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About Ashley Madison, Tinder, illicit love and some more updates from New York




There is so much going on in NYC that I am surprised I find any time to write at all. It is not uncommon to run into people one knows from Bombay when in London but there is less likelihood of that happening in New York City owing to its size and population. You can … Continue reading »






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Once upon a crush in Bombay




Few things give me as much pleasure as receiving a signed book from an author. This isn’t to say that receiving clothes, shoes and bags with personally signed notes from designers does not lift my spirits, sure it does. Imagine waking up to a note like this: Dear Shunali, Here’s the Chanel Black caviar tote … Continue reading »






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Look who is having the last laugh!




Dear diary, Don’t we have to lie in the bed we make for ourselves? Mother is just about learning to do that. Last night I found her washing the paws of the four legged brainless fur ball that believes our house is nothing but a large lavatory where she is free to ease herself as … Continue reading »






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On living with the crazies – A true tale from a dog with a blog




  My name is Olly and I am just a dog. My adoptive mother of thirteen years has this notion that I am growing old and lonely. While the former is true to a certain extent, I am after all a heart patient since six years and my paws are wearing out, but to an … Continue reading »






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Notes from Azerbaijan, Merci Baku




  I was expecting to arrive in a land of hijab clad women called Marjani, Fatima and Hayat walking behind hirsute men. I was expecting to find load-bearing donkeys, reluctantly trotting down narrow streets that disappeared into an arid nothingness. I was expecting chai khanas and bazaars where shisha smoking men traded cattle along with … Continue reading »






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Thank you folks!




I cannot pretend that I am not pleased. The good folks at The Jalebi Chronicles have listed my blog among the 10 Indian Blogs You Must Follow. We are living in times where it is important to blow your own trumpet to be heard and I am clearly blowing mine till my lungs are emptied … Continue reading »






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