The dawn of our fast friendship was also a peculiar point in culture. Those were the early days of ebooks and the golden age of social media, when the very notion of reading -- of intellectual, emotional, and spiritual surrender to a cohesive thread of thought composed by another human being, through which your own … Continue reading Book Review: A Velocity of Being
I wouldn't have discovered Nora Ephron's Heartburn if the awesome folks at The Bookshop, Jor Bagh Market, hadn't recommended it. At this point, after reading a bunch of books recommended by them, I knew that I might end up liking Heartburn as well, although the book's rating on Goodreads doesn't reflect my sentiment. I quite … Continue reading Book Review: Heartburn by Nora Ephron
“A really companionable and indispensable dog is an accident of nature. You can’t get it by breeding for it, and you can’t buy it with money. It just happens along.”-- EB White It was 26-January-2014. She wasn't Anu Boo then. Just Anu. Her rough, thin fur betrayed her ribcage. There were quite a few bald … Continue reading Happy 7th Gotcha Day To Us!
I wrote this piece for the Blog-a-Thon that happened at work. I was asked to write about 2020, and how I navigated the year. I am saving it here for posterity. In the end of March 2020, when the pandemic shed its cloak of mystery, appeared with fangs and all, and became almost palpable, I … Continue reading The Year of Words