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”

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!”

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”

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

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”

Weighty Deliberations

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 30/10/2021 Aren’t there a few things we all are, both, apprehensive and curious about – pathological reports, examination results, audition test results to name a few. Add to this list the curiosity of knowing one’s weight. Is this not a weighty deliberation? It is imperative toContinue reading Weighty Deliberations”

Speaking Polite (Non)sense

Posted on 16/10/2021 on Trivia – The Spice of Life Starting a conversation, especially with someone you are not familiar with, can be quite daunting. In fact, the silence is sometimes deafening. Many of us are introverts and feel uncomfortable while speaking to strangers. There are some stock questions – which according to me, fallContinue reading “Speaking Polite (Non)sense”

The Bespectacled Trio

Posted on 02/10/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life I was rather nonplussed to see my optician sending me a ‘good morning‘ message on WhatsApp the other day. You would not expect the optician to send you such messages. When I scrolled up, I saw details of the last online payment made to him,Continue reading “The Bespectacled Trio”

The Telia Rumal – A Handloom Lover’s Delight

Posted on 04/09/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life The other day, I was vegetating before the idiot box and flipping channels – a half an hour luxury I am wont to after dinner. It was then that I caught a few scenes of the critically acclaimed Shyam Benegal movie – Ankur (1974). However,Continue reading “The Telia Rumal – A Handloom Lover’s Delight”

Texting, Writing or Typing ??

Posted on 21/08/2021 by Trivia – The Spice of Life Image courtesy: and Those like me who grew up before the advent of the IT (information technology) revolution would cringe at the kind of acronyms teenagers use nowadays. I recently got a first hand experience of what generation gap is and also feltContinue reading Texting, Writing or Typing ??

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