It is interesting how the human brain works, scooping up some electrochemical interactions between molecular allies, transcribing these into a memory that is at once elating and irresistibly beautiful, lifting one’s spirits so to speak… As I am drafting this post, as I sit here, steam rising from coffee mug…


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On the train the men and women thumbed their phones, lost in their internal worlds, some with headphones and some without. The actor stood near the entrance, leaning his back on the door, one leg folded behind him. …


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This is a fairy tale I have been telling my three-year-old son recently. I took whatever I remember from my readings of these stories many years ago, and pieced the fragments together as best as I can. I am certain some of these stories were quite similar to each other…


My first driving instructor was Ramesh, a slightly short and tubby man, always wore stiff, white shirts like the politicians he was enthralled with. When I met him in Hyderabad, he showed me his office, a narrow hall with a wooden table in the back where he sat on a…


By Ferdinand Keller — Sotheby's London, 13.June 2006, lot 236 via Arcadja auction results, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=28397584

I would put her in Southbank in one of those tall apartment blocks, facing the Yarra River. Scheherazade is standing there in the balcony having returned from her work at the childcare where she is an educator. She had met her father in the morning — he had come all…


This is on the Capital City Trail a little while after crossing Footscray. I started from Docklands — the day was cloudy with a hint of drizzle. …


Visit to Kiama was like walking into a farmer’s house with pots and jars full of nature, charmed into submission — we spent more time in the market than at the blowhole perusing the wares on offer. …


By Bidgee — Own work, CC BY-SA 2.5 au, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14641162

This is the Art Gallery of New South Wales. On my first visit to Sydney, I went here with my wife. We were strolling idly in the Botanic Garden when we saw through a clearing, this wide-open space, flat, with a spray of trees under which families lounged on mats…


By Djambalawa — Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14068897

This is a river in Mahbubnagar district of Telangana state in India. It is not a breathtaking picture by any means but here is the thing. There is a story I was told as a child that stayed with me. I must have been about ten years old. This was…

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A hopeless narrator… Living in Melbourne, Australia | From Hyderabad, India https://apkpublishers.com/?s=kranthi+askani

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