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How Sports Help us Escape our Stressful Lives

My mother always says that there is nothing more peaceful than watching sports. She says that sports help us forget our worries as we get lost in the game. She, 70, and my father, 73, watch every tennis tournament that is broadcasted on television besides football and cricket. The other...

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The City-Villager

Calling anybody a ‘village’ person is often regarded as a slur and the person targeted will likely get the message that he/she is being insulted. By ‘villager’ or what we call ‘bosti-walla’, we mean a person who is uncultured, uncivilized and even barbaric and it is a very strong accusation...

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Our Grandmother: A Very Special Recipe

Aitamaa, our highly sophisticated octogenarian Grandma, is quite a celebrity among family and friends for her elaborate parties. I have noticed that it is customary for the family to gather at her place, invited or uninvited, to celebrate any important festival or occasion and she loves every bit of it....

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Need

I had told you, everything that needs to happen, needs to be objected. There need to be protestors, there need to be setbacks. Whenever we try to move ahead, somebody must try to pull us back. Everybody faces this, everybody needs to face this. Positive support alone can never take...

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Memories of Istanbul: The Poetry City

Istanbul was the first place my husband and I went for a holiday. Neither of us knew much about the city except that it was one of the most visited cities in the world. It was a sudden plan and we chose it because our calculations showed that the expense...

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Dear Friends, Stay With Me. Please…

It is no secret that I would be a total loner if my handful of friends didn’t understand my character and minded my ‘friendly’ acts. My social skills lack vigour and I fail miserably at showing affection. I had not been any different when I was younger or wherever I...

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Bad Connection in the Age of ‘LIKE’

Wikipedia defines: “Like is the lowest level category feedback on content that a user can provide in internet based social networks, and it has positive impact as it indicates that the user found the content interesting, useful or worth considering.” This blog is primarily for myself and my sanity but...

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1997 School Girl Fantasies (Nothing Kinky)

It was the year of 1997, I was a thirteen-year-old studying in class-8 and my whole being was overflowing with dreams and fantasies. I was a nervous teenager getting the scare of my life every time my body surprised me with some new development. But I wasn’t a difficult one,...

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Birthday Blues and Revelations

In two weeks’ time, I’ll be turning 33 and my greatest fear is that my life will remain the same. I know I’m fortunate to have good people around me and being able to do whatever I have been doing but I also know that I am meant to be...

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Kathmandu: The City of Temples and Palaces

My husband, Sunny, and I made an emergency trip to Kathmandu last week because we felt like we were about to explode from needing a break from the daily life. We longed for a week where nothing was expected from us. We just wanted to laze around having to do...

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AS NIGHT FALLS ON KATHMANDU VALLEY

As night falls on Kathmandu valley on a Saturday, in a village nearby, the mothers are calling their children home after a long leisure day under the sun and in the dust. The smell of curries rises from the tin roofed huts, whose walls and floors are painted with dung...

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Alcoholism and Life around an Alcoholic

An alarming number of lives in my immediate family have been cut short due to alcoholism and there are some more who are going towards the same fate. It is the most unfortunate kind of death and at the funerals, I don’t know whether to feel sad or angry. People...

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Food For Medicine: The Tribal Way

After a week of cheating on our diet and indulging in rice and other carb-rich food, yesterday was supposed to be the day we get back to track but my lunch for today was rice with ghee (clarified butter), tuna cutlets and super-hot habanero chutney. There was a very good...

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Praises Go a Long Way: Handling My Self-Doubt

It is almost a month now since I started working on this website and though I admit that the quality of the write-ups is not up to the mark, I have learned a lot and am happy with what I have achieved so far. I like what I see when...

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