Among the living…

•June 25, 2018 • Leave a Comment

Paris, a city I first visited as a child with my enthusiastic parents way back in 1991, doesn’t seem to have changed significantly in three decades. Or so my musty memory tells me.

I happened to be there last week and one of my favourite days was when I walked into the Père Lachaise cemetery , looking for Edith Piaf’s grave. I first discovered Piaf’s music on the good old FM network in my school days. Intrigued, I saved some money and bought a tape with a collection of some of her more popular songs. And fell in love with her.

On a crisp, bright, Parisian morning, I felt history seeping into my pores and my imagination running wild, as Edith sang to me and I walked past the quiet gravestones of people who had written books for me, sang songs for me, opined philosophies for me…


Hello 2018!

•March 2, 2018 • Leave a Comment

First post.

Will try going back to shooting some film this year.

Fingers crossed. Fingers crossed.


•May 27, 2017 • Leave a Comment


Sometimes I feel my consistency with this blog is as empty as this frame. But hopefully, more writing is on the anvil. Fresh determinations to put pen to paper and finger to keyboard midway through 2017!

Image: taken sometime in March this year…in Bombay. We were lazing about, waiting for friends to join us for a breakfast, when the beach suddenly opened up. Emptiness in Bombay is surreal.

•December 14, 2016 • Leave a Comment

Posting, again, after many undisciplined months of thinking about this blog! So this note was written last month but it’s worthy of a repeat here…


I’m back in Africa. After 25 years.
Having spent the better half of my childhood growing up in these parts, it’s funny how I don’t ‘feel’ anything at the moment. It’s probably the 14-hour journey, my heart persuades me.

This isn’t the best image of Africa I’m posting. I’d actually planned for a batch of fluffy clouds against a rich, azure sky, taken just as we’d be landing in – but I fell asleep. I’d even imagined a grove of lush, tropical trees…or a golden field along the highway – but I forgot to pull the camera out.

So this is the best I could manage – a view from my room.

As I write this, sipping on locally brewed coffee, images and colours from the past (hidden in the recesses of my memory bank) begin to return. I see the wormhole Alice jumped into right there…in front of me. And after a quarter of a century, I’m about to step into my own wonderland…again!


•October 5, 2016 • Leave a Comment


When fish fall in love

•February 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment


Following up from the previous post, which was posted, well, almost a year ago…

(And what a year it has been!)

‘I’ has now become ‘we’


Ms Mentalsyrup joins the bandwagon and (hopefully), there will be more posts this year. More photographs. More memories. More laughter. And ofcourse, more food!

And as usual, continuing with streams of consciousness, please watch ‘The Fish Fall In Love’ and find yourself a slice of happiness.



•February 8, 2015 • Leave a Comment


First post of the year.
Food, what else?
Hopefully, it’ll be a busier year on this blog!