Internet Suffering

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 18/06/2022 About a fortnight ago, I was interviewing candidates for filling the post of a clerk in office. I had imagined that the entire process would be rather monotonous and uneventful. That is what past experience had taught me. Usually, candidates who appear for interviews forContinue reading “Internet Suffering

The free wheeling two wheeler

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 22/05/2022 Riding two wheelers, by and large, is considered infra dig vis-à-vis riding four wheelers. Owning a four wheeler is a sign of upward social mobility. The bigger your car, the more prosperous you are, at least in India. But given the bumper to bumper trafficContinue reading “The free wheeling two wheeler”


Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 01/05/2022 कहते हैं – कर भला तो हो भला ; अर्थात् , अगर हम दूसरों का भला करेंगे तो हमारा भला अवश्य होगा। साथ ही ऐसी भी धारणा है कि ‘नेकी कर दरिया में डाल‘ ; यानी कोई भी अच्छा काम करो जिससे किसी और की मददContinue reading “भला-बुरा”

When we are pleasantly surprised

Posted on Trivia- The Spice of Life on 10/04/2022 About five years ago, my then five year old nephew who lives in the United States had come on one of his annual trips to Mumbai. He was coming to visit us. The route he took had a big surprise in store. He was on theContinue reading “When we are pleasantly surprised”

When you want Value for Money

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 29/03/2022 During my growing up years was instilled in me a deep sense of appreciation of value for money. The concept of Value for Money (VfM) in everyday life is not paying more for a good or service than its quality or availability justify. VfM isContinue reading “When you want Value for Money

The Omnibus Tales

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 18/03/2022 Here’s wishing all the readers a very Happy Holi!! Life has undergone a sea change in the last one week. A number of activities have resumed in their pre-COVID avatar; schools too have re-opened. Ever since offline school (as we prefer to call it now!)Continue reading “The Omnibus Tales”

When Fake outwits Original

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 12/03/2022 About a couple of years ago, I went to a shop in Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar looking for export rejects of children’s garments. I was looking at a branded jacket for my daughter. For an eye which is not discerning, it is difficult to fathom whyContinue reading “When Fake outwits Original

When you like them Stiff

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 25/02/2022 For many a good thing in life, you need to invest your time and pour your sweat. It is only then that apart from the personal touch, there is satisfaction of having achieved the best. The task at hand could in fact be very mundane.Continue reading “When you like them Stiff

The Colossal and the Puny

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 15/02/2022 I have not written a travel post for a long time and the reason is obvious. The prerequisite for a travel post is travel (for pleasure) which became one of the first casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the good thing about COVID-19 (if thereContinue reading “The Colossal and the Puny”

Dancing to her tunes

Posted on Trivia – The Spice of Life on 05/02/2022 The other day I called the house help whom I had decided to hire. Before hiring her I had enquired about her educational status. She had never been to school. However, when I asked for her aadhar card and her COVID-19 vaccination certificate, she askedContinue reading “Dancing to her tunes”

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