The Dining Chair Critic

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 22/01/2022 We are all familiar with the armchair critic – the one who considers himself to be an authority on everything happening in the world – who theorizes endlessly but never gets into practising what he preaches. Many of us educated citizens are guilty of beingContinue reading “The Dining Chair Critic”

Songs Praising Male Beauty

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 15/01/2022 [ The New Year began with COVID for me and my family. Life has been rather morbid and morose for the past ten days, surrounded by medicines, pulse oximeters, masks, thermometers and lab reports. I just did not have the stamina to sit up andContinue reading “Songs Praising Male Beauty”

Songs of Gratitude

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 31/12/2021 This is that time of the year when family, friends and acquaintances send messages expressing their gratitude. I don’t recall sending or receiving such messages ten years ago. This is a relatively nascent trend – gaining traction with the advent of various social media platforms.Continue reading “Songs of Gratitude”

You have got mail!

Posted on 26/12/2021 on Trivia – The Spice of Life Your mailbox – obviously not the physical letter box which is now passé – is always overflowing. There are many sections in your (email) inbox. One of the many sections of the inbox is the junk email section. It is this section which is theContinue reading “You have got mail!”

Similar Tune, Two Different Songs

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 19/12/2021 This was a post I had wanted to pen for more than a year. However, I was not able to get the fifth pair of songs. The other day, when I was commuting to work, I heard a song on Vividh Bharati which made myContinue reading “Similar Tune, Two Different Songs”

The Up-down Market

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 11/12/2021 The up – down market This post is not about the vagaries of the stock market. I have little competence to dwell on bullish and bearish trends. It is about something more tangible though not completely down to earth!! Recently, one of the (online) schoolContinue reading “The Up-down Market”

Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/12/2021 A tune without words is a mere melody. But a song, I believe, is a melody adorned with words. If the tune is the skeletal framework, the words are what clothe the framework to make it presentable and likeable. Those who engage with music atContinue reading Shaayar-e-Aazam : S.H.Bihari”

Musings on Tea

Posted on Trivia -The Spice of Life on 27/11/2021 Anybody who is not working from home would at once appreciate the importance that a cup of tea or “chai” has in the larger scheme of things. It is this beverage that keeps many going. For some it is a diversion, for others an addiction. ForContinue reading “Musings on Tea

The Mela Songs

Posted on 20/11/2021 on Trivia – The Spice of Life There are umpteen Hindi movies where siblings get lost in a mela only to providentially meet years later as strangers. The mela or the fair, thus, is infamous for being the venue for orchestrating such disunion. While a lot has been written about this trope,Continue reading “The Mela Songs”

Forty Winks

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 13/11/2021 Those who have grown up reading the Tintin Series would be familiar with the kind of dilemmas that Tintin’s dog – Snowy – faces. Snowy is a rather faithful dog but there are times when he has to make a choice between the ‘good’ andContinue reading “Forty Winks”

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