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SOS: The day everything went wrong

SOS – The day that everything went wrong. Those have actually amounted to a bunch of days in my life and just when I think it can’t possibly get worse, it does. And every single time I wonder ‘how did …

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Drawing inspiration from real life: Tales of mother-daughter dysfunction

Mom shot me her death stare. Her Punjabi genes never failed to take over when she was under duress. ‘Do you know how dangerous rock concerts are? With druggies and pot-heads who eve tease young girls for entertainment? There have …

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Love is a Sticky Thing

The other day over coffee, a friend says to me, “Can I ask you a personal question?” Personal? I’m not sure what that means anymore. Most of my life’s events are open to the world for critical analysis if not …

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SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST: All’s well that blends well

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Arya rocks audiences at the Hong Kong Academy Coffeehouse

 

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In the SCMP – Resolution in the air

When it comes to the first day of the new year, I don’t favour sitting around a large family-style brunch table. Not that I am against food or family gatherings, but in many ways the idea serves only to extend …

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In the SCMP – All’s well that blends well

Helping children to understand who they are brings a slew of challenges for products of a Third Culture. Growing up in Mumbai, I “learned” Hinduism by osmosis, much like an apprentice in a woodworking shop. Years later, I find myself …

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A Green Thanksgiving

For those of you who would like to get your kids involved in a Green Thanksgiving celebration here are some prep tips from Ilya and Arya, two San Francisco kids.

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Sympathy for the Devil

This was originally written as a Mother’s Day special for the Times of India, May 9th 2010. Here is the original story, which I honestly prefer but if you are a die- hard TOI reader, you can find it online …

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Pushpalata

The Indic culture believes that each of us is named for a reason. Names are not a reflection of your parent’s whim but a symbolic reference of your life purpose. Rarely though in our frenzied existence, do we stop to …

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