Around 50,000 students from Telangana, currently in their intermediate first year in colleges in Seemandhra cities, are planning a return journey so as to not lose the local status in Eamcet-2014. As per Eamcet rules, students can appear as local candidates only if they complete their intermediate studies in the same state. In Eamcet 2014, […]
Author Archive: Sumaa Tekur
Ego hardly has a role to play when the talk is about people who have experienced similar childhoods, have faced life’s battles head-on and managed to ride its ebb and flow with a calm, stoic equanimity. My grandmother — dad’s mother — has 11 sisters and 1 brother. On an impromptu plan, as most such things are, […]
Earlier last week, my kindergarten classmate shared a wonderful cartoon on Facebook. It was an image of two men in prison. They were standing with backs against each other and each facing an easel. They were painting, it seemed, what they saw from the window.
All lists are always subjective. When Mumbai emerged as the second most honest city in the world, I couldn’t help but guffaw at the idea. It’s a fascinating one, considering how Bollywood has always played on the story of a simpleton from a small town coming to the large city of Mumbai with dreams of […]
I spent the last few days trying to restore my mother’s prayer book. It was handed down to her from her mom, and has most of the Sanskrit shlokas that she uses for her prayers. The decades-old book is in tatters, stained by kumkum and turmeric powder, some oil stains and by the sheer overuse […]
What is it with godmen and their devious ways? It was not too long ago when self-styled godman Nityananda was caught on camera at the start of what looked like a bedroom romp. The images played over and over again on national TV, with broadcasters jumping at this almost-official license to play a soft porn […]
The last week was quite eventful with a cat from the neighbourhood demanding quite a lot of attention. I was deeply engrossed in work one sunny afternoon when I heard a ‘meow’ from my home office door. I was startled and had to chase the cat out of the house. I closed the windows, shook […]
The air in urban India is thick with worry. Worry about the economy, worry that the growth rate is down, worry that the rupee is down, worry that everything’s so expensive, worry over inflation, worry over the rising home loan interest rates… there’s no end to it.
Two Saturdays back, I shared the self-help story of using a Rs.500 note to illustrate the importance of acting on your intentions. Today, I’ll share about using a Rs.500 note to value yourself. At a seminar, the speaker held up a Rs.500 note and asked if anyone from the audience would like the note. Many […]
One of the purest, happiest and satisfying images of people in public places is that of a group of women sharing time. When I go people-watching in public places, be it in malls or at a pub or on the streets, I find that women in smaller groups of twos and threes are having a good time without the pressure of pleasing or impressing.