banno, dhanno and teja in bumm-bumm-bhole-land

of flying kites and apples

In the last year, Teja and I, between us have erased entire hard disks 3 times, by mistake. There have been smaller misdemeanors on my part, erasing files, moving them … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · 8 Comments

then, and before, and after

The day began with the deliciousness of nutan-gur rasogollas. I had my share of 2, then went for a bath. Teja left me 1, from his share, which I had … Continue reading

February 25, 2013 · 19 Comments

passing time

The coupe in the Duronto is clean, the sheets spotless. A far cry from the Haridwar Express. There are several people who keep dropping in, to lay out two folding … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · 8 Comments

sometimes baggage makes you lighter

Our holiday in Puri begins with an evening in South Bombay. We travel by train but perhaps not often enough, because we have reached VT without checking if our train … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

i am not quite kanhaiyalal but ..

So while Dhanno and I are having a what seems to us desi types bred on Dominoes and Pizza Hut, an authentic Pizza Prosciutto e Funghi at Cafe Concerto by … Continue reading

June 11, 2011 · 30 Comments

i’m not saying it was symbiotic but still …

At the Hot Spring Cottage in Jhinu Danda, there was a spider as big as a baby’s palm above our bed. Dhanno went out of the room, screaming. She jumped … Continue reading

May 30, 2011 · 23 Comments

and why are you doing this

or “Kiske baap ne bola tha?” – is the thought that goes round and round in my head, while I try to shatter the stone steps with my persistent gaze, … Continue reading

May 24, 2011 · 12 Comments

kanchi re

Mumbai – Delhi – Kathmandu – Pokhara – Nayapul – Ghandruk – Chommrong – DovanĀ – Macchapuchchhre Base Camp – Annapurna Base Camp – Bamboo – Chommrong – Pothona – Phedi … Continue reading

May 2, 2011 · 17 Comments

the yellow boat

Not many of us were too happy on the yellow boat. I was very, very not-happy on the yellow boat. We all felt happier once the yellow boat was in … Continue reading

May 26, 2010 · 8 Comments

summer holidays are meant for burning

Tired of being broiled, we chose to get baked. We were like mad Englishmen or dogs wandering around in hot afternoons in Vadodara, while the whole town slept, numb with … Continue reading

May 7, 2010 · 10 Comments

why aren’t we in goa?

Teja fiddles with his camera. He says: “I don’t like palaces and forts. Unless I’m studying them for some particular reason.” Dhanno says: “We should go to Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Jaipur, … Continue reading

January 5, 2010 · 5 Comments

self indulgence

photos by Dhanno

January 3, 2010 · 3 Comments


after a Fish a la Jagat dinner on a terrace restaurant over Lake Pichola, all I can say, folks, is have a lovely Christmas.

December 19, 2009 · Leave a comment


Don’t we all look rather stuck? Sometimes, life feel likes that, too. Then, I guess, you just have to wait for the tides of the Brahmaputra to come rolling in.

July 30, 2008 · 9 Comments

Caves and churan

Since I feel a bit like this these days, am posting these pictures of me in Mawsmai cave. 19 May 08. Teja was photographing the cave, so you’ll have to … Continue reading

June 20, 2008 · 11 Comments

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