Planned Vacation

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE After finishing a picture-perfect vacation, Jyothi Murthy gets nostalgic about an old “not-so-picture-perfect trip” when the world was devoid of the internet or cashless transactions but full of human interactions. She muses if the world lost out on something more essential in the name of planning and being prepared.

Oh! Calcutta!

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Suresh Subrahmanyan revisits the city of his childhood, university education and the cradle of most of his professional career. He finds that much has changed in Calcutta, not all for the better.

Growing up with the Beeb

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Suresh Subrahmanyan gets nostalgic, and a tad misty-eyed about his childhood romance with the Radio, the BBC in particular. His love for the English language he largely attributes, among other things, to the BBC World Service broadcasts.

In Search of Gold

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Saranyan’s account is about how he and his wife turned the difficulties on account of demonetization into a romantic night.

Rock Science

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Preeti Madhusudhan is surprised to discover a prejudiced side to her when she sees The Rock talking “science”. Read this short but sweet slice of life as she comes to terms with this discovery. 

The Cup of Misery

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE As the nation recovers from India’s loss to Australia in the cricket World Cup, Parth Pandya, a devoted fan, remembers the other unsuccessful tales of the Indian cricket team in the biggest cricket tournament.

The Gali Gali Man

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Aboard a ship at anchor, an Egyptian folk magician keeps an audience enthralled. Chandrashekhar Sastry gives us the experience through his magical words.

Of Momos and Jaa

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Having lived in Bhutan for three years and experienced some interesting facets of the place, Goutam Bhattacharya decides to write on the exquisite variety of food that he had the chance to feast upon during his stay in Bhutan. Here’s a piece that’s sure to tickle your taste buds!

Of Untold Stories

THE LOUNGE | SLICE OF LIFE Neha Kirpal recounts conversations with a close friend during the tumultuous period of adolescence, and how suddenly, someday, they seem distant.