Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Short Walk in the Woods

Our house abuts acres of conservation land.  Even though we’ve lived here for a few years, I had not ventured into the woods behind our house until earlier this year when I made my first foray into the woods after a snowstorm.  It was a magical experience and it...

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The Miracle League

  Another season of the Miracle League came to an end today.  Considering it is almost the end of October, it was an unusually warm New England day and the game was played under clear blue skies. Nikhil has added another trophy to his burgeoning collection and will rest...

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Diwali

  My brother crept up to the Vishnu bomb, paused for a moment, lit the fuse with an incense stick and ran back to where I was standing.  There was a chill in the air.  The sun was yet to rise and the street lamp cast our shadows on...

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Jamaican Farewell

If you asked me to name my favorite Hindi song, I would be hard-pressed to give you an answer.  I’ve been listening to Hindi songs as far as I can remember.  If you asked me my favorite English song, I would say “Jamaican Farewell” by Harry Belafonte.  The word...

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Khartoum!

I can’t remember much of what I learned in high school but bits of trivia that I read at that age are still fresh in my mind.  Its useful for the odd dinner conversation but nothing more.  However, it helped me out during my school days.  My only claim...

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