Daddy Diaries : And she turns one

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Dear diary, Anika turns one today. In the last few weeks, she gave us one jolt after another. First, teeth started sprouting all over inside her mouth. I know that is normal but it was strange to see her with teeth. She looks like a bunny when she laughs which she does a lot nowadays.

Mechanophobia minus Matrix

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image from here No, I am not going to rant about the impending doom of humanity because Terminators are here. Neither am I going to convince you that we live in the Matrix. And no, my laptop did not transform into a Transformer and attack me. What I am going to tell you

Daddy Diaries : Music, Sounds and Radars

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Dear Diary, Sometimes I feel that children are born sadists. How else do you explain their waking and wailing at exactly the time when you are praying to God for a minute's respite? I can give a million examples - Geet and I put Anika to bed and even though we are tired to the

Open letter to my maid

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image from here My dear Maid,  I know guys don't write letters to maids and they definitely don't call them 'dear' and I hope you do not take offence in me addressing you as someone who is dear to me. So help me God. I have seen women write incessantly about the love-hate relationship they share with

Daddy Diaries : Beds and Hobbitses

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Dear Diary, The day for which the Sharma family was eagerly waiting arrived a few days back. Anika started crawling on all four (more like an alligator) a few days back and the house was buzzing with gossip about how long we had before she would fall off the bed. Everyone was of the opinion that her

Money in the blouse and other stories

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images from here The Toofani Couple A few days back I had an early morning live implementation. As my cab driver played Need for Speed on the roads of Delhi at 5.30 in the morning, I kept an eye on his nitro consumption which basically means that I was wide awake ensuring that

Boiling Water – III

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image from here Read part 1 and 2 of the story here - Boiling water – I Boiling Water – II                                                 *           *           * I stood in the balcony for a

Novel Updates – II

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Yes, there was a Novel Update - I and it came out in February. You can read it here - http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2013/02/03/novel-updates/ My life has always followed a pattern. Every fabulous news is accompanied by a disaster. It is God's way of telling me that I cannot have it all, that he will never ever let me

Daddy Diaries : The terrorist and the fountain of milk

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Dear Diary, Anika is not well. She has spluttered and splattered throughout the last two weeks. The clan typically went for home remedies which as usual did not help. Finally when the bouts of cough started bringing a crimson tinge to her face, the alarm bells went off and she was taken to a doctor.