The “Flying Rani”!

Although a train journey in India is arduous, especially when traveling unreserved, it is always fun, and replete with memorable experiences. 🙂

Wassup @FaceBook… Find out!

Yeah, hadn't posted much, have been active on twitter (yeah, tell me what's new... you knew that, eh), and somewhat tired of facebook - will soon try the digital detox. But there's this site called Surti Masti - a facebook page for those who read Gujarati, or wish to read in English about Gujarat and … Continue reading Wassup @FaceBook… Find out!

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Crossed wires, or lost connections? From India to being Indian-American (or is it American Indian)… something to dwell on.

A booming Mumbai. Crossed wires, or lost connections?A train journey from Ahmedabad to Mumbai.You've arrived here in your twenties, went to school, college, and lived here. Your kids were born and raised here... in the US.Now, they too have kids and have moved on!   But your own parents who've just moved from India after their … Continue reading Crossed wires, or lost connections? From India to being Indian-American (or is it American Indian)… something to dwell on.

Making Chevdo… Surti Style!

ચાલો ત્યારે, ઘણા દિવસ થયા, ઘર માં કંઈ નાસ્તો નથી. મૂવી જોતી વખતે કંઈ ચાવવા તો જોઈએ ને! અરે ઘેર બેઠા બેઠા આમ પણ ભૂખ ખુબ લાગે. હવે શિયાળો શરુ થશે ત્યારે કકડી ને ઠંડી તો લાગશે, અને સાથે સાથે કકડી ને ભૂખ પણ લાગશે. તમને થશે, તો જમવાનું નથી બનાવતા? પણ એવું છે ને, … Continue reading Making Chevdo… Surti Style!

Sathvaro Radheshyam No… saath chhuti gayo, for now!

Just called up the Thakkars in the US, but Nilesh & Arpita Thakkar's troupe, who staged the dance-ballet Sathvaro Radheshyam No, has returned to Inda. No shows in the AZ region... sorry! But they may be back next Spring, around April 2010. Something to look forward to, I guess...

You wanna cook, not cry. Wanna try Indian? It doesn’t have to be curry!

If you're not crazy about crushing garlic that sounds much like me... except that I am also allergic to it, as I am also to the ubiquitous onion... no, seriously (in case you find that incredible)! Besides, I'm vegetarian (though not a vegan), hence most meals for me end up being home-cooked. Nope, there's nobody … Continue reading You wanna cook, not cry. Wanna try Indian? It doesn’t have to be curry!

What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?

Not just my fingers, but even the cells in my brain seem numbed by this wintry cold. Yes, the last time I tried to write was on January 1st but, ironically, poodwaddle seems to have stopped ticking for me since then. Could it just be writer's block? Well... I'll soon find out. Today, after almost … Continue reading What shall I write about… New York, or Mumbai?