Cop meant good; Chill people…

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
In a laid-back southern state of India, a senior IPS officer and Excise Commissioner of Kerala Rishi Raj Singh recently became the butt of many jokes when he asked a gathering of girl students, “Are you aware of the legal protection women have in our country. If a man stares at…

Home-made tandoori roti

Originally posted on cookwithsingh:
For many weeks, I wanted to make tandoori roti at home, in the same way as my mother made once upon a time. For all those familiar with this kind of Indian flatbread, it’s normally (at least these days) available only in restaurants and made in traditional, under the ground, clay…

Death need not be painful

Originally posted on sindhuspace:
When the time comes, we should take palliative care take charge and learn to let go. A year ago, when I walked into the Intensive Care Unit and saw my father wailing and roiling in pain, all I wanted to do was run, somewhere far, where his cries wouldn’t reach me.…

Mr. Goswami haazir hoe!!

I did not think I would ever write about Arnab Goswami and his comedy circus, The Newshour. But, here I am. Honestly, I was ‘encouraged’ by Barkha Dutt and Rajdeep Sardesai. No, I have not watched the show, or shows, these two are writing about (I have kept a promise to myself I wouldn’t) but…

Saturday spirtualism

This is such a common sight in India. Every Saturday, hundreds of men, young and old, dress themselves up in saffron and roam around the streets ‘blessing’ everyone with the power of “Shani Dev” (the God of Saturday). And everyone gives them a few coins, India being in the grip of religion as usual. I…