The Vernacular

Everytime I start reading a Malayalam book, I start off with a lot of enthusiasm – grand plans on how I’m going to read it, absorb it and talk about it eloquently to anyone who will listen. And almost everytime, I lose interest halfway through. Well, lose interest is too broad a term. What actually happens is I give up on the language.


When did I become a grown up?

I’m gonna go out on a limb and say this happens to everyone. Almost everyone, at least. That feeling of “wow! I’m an adult now? When did that happen?” One of the instances of that feeling accosting me occurred last weekend. I was at my sister’s place and was out for an evening walk with… Continue reading When did I become a grown up?


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Just a note.

It’s been a while. It’s almost like I’ve forgotten how to write. For the past few days, weeks even, I’ve been carrying this nagging feeling to jot down something – anything, really. Of course, like the wannabe I am, I’d love it if I could sit in front of my lap and churn away a poignant, eloquent piece of article. However, that’s not how it is to be. I’m trying to come in terms with the fact that maybe this is the best I can do – an occasional peep into the blog to rant/jot about life and its numerous intricacies.

Bollywood Bandwagon – My first taste of puppetry

Bollywood Bandwagon truly lived up to its promise of being a “hilarious comedy”. I had always assumed that puppetry involves a lot of strings being pulled (that sounds a bit shady, doesn’t it?) and a lot of hectic scene changes – well I was true about the second. How they managed to put up a extraordinarily entertaining 75 mins of full-fledged bollywood movie with multiple camera angles, background changes and a satirical storyline between just 5 crew members beats me! One of the puppeteers, portraying the item girl ‘Maya’ stole my heart with her pink wig and her rib-tickling take on a classic Bollywood item song!