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Sparrows, I find them again

I told you I was thrilled to find Sparrows in Bangalore airport. There’s a reason for my delight. When we came to Isavaasyam, we had dozens of them here. They were everywhere. They built their nests in many places inside the house. When they were tired of flying, they were not afraid of walking on […]

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Sparrows are here!

When we all thought that the sparrow has almost disappeared from our midst, I was delighted to find them flying around with abandon in Bangalore Airport. They were in the cafe in the security hold area. I was thrilled. Here they’re for you.

The Aavakaaya Ritual

Every year Avakaaya making is a compulsory ritual at home. Those were days of intense labour by almost everyone at home. Unlike today, hardly any of the ingredients was bought as a finished product from the shops those days. They bought chillies and made them into powder at home. Oil was brought from the regular […]

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Amma in the portico

Your browser does not support the video tag This is Amma reading her morning paper sitting in the portico before she fell I’ll and her movements got limited.

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Sunset

I’m a lover of sunsets. I don’t think they will ever cease to fascinate me. I shot this sunset on the Outer Ring Road (ORR) while returning to Hyderabad from Anantapur.

Write, so that you can write

The main part in the writer’s block is perhaps not able to decide what to write on. Everything seems important, and when you sit with your keyboard and screen (it is no longer ‘putting pen to the paper’; it could be your desktop, your tablet, or even a mobile phone these days) you begin to […]

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Gorakh Pandey’s Lines

 I am posting a poem written by Gorakh Pandey. Pandeyji and I lived in the same hostel in Jawaharlal Nehru University. On the same floor, I remember. I too was a late riser like him. We often ran into each other while brushing at the washrooms when the entire hostel was quiet and everyone had […]

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Hyderabad, Not At Ease

The city of pearls, of palaces, the fort city that was once home to the world famous Koh-i-Noor and nearly two hundred lakes, is still called Hyderabad Deccan by the Indian Railways. This is to distinguish our Hyderabad from another Hyderabad on the planet, Hyderabad Sind. Remembering that Hyderabad sits on the harsh Deccan plateau […]

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Zoo in the Public Gardens

Whenever I came to Hyderabad during vacation, I used to spend a lot of time in the State Central Library in Afzalgunj. From Andnda Nilayam in Begumpet to Afzalgunj the ride in that small Hyderabadi rickshaw cost just one rupee. Imagine the joy of a long ride on the roads of Hyderabad squatting in a […]

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సర్దుకో లేవు, కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు

సర్దుకో లేవు కానీ …. చెప్పుకోనూ లేవు

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