Everyone's heard of wedding crashers but this week, I think, my wife and I crashed a private party without anyone being the wiser
Abdul Aziz Raiba's recent death was missed in the bright marquee lights of the world of art when, as in life, so in death, he faded away unseen and, for all practical purposes, unsung
When it became known that Mary, our cook of many years before she decided to retire, had decided to visit us for a working vacation, friends began to call ahead to book themselves a table for dinner
Summer parties are no fun unless there's a pool around
Whether in writings, cinema or theatre, women have tended to offer an alternate perspective that is the more surprising for its absence over the years
Every summer, as the birds migrate from India, my wife follows in their wake to cooler climes, guarding her eventual destination with all the clandestine nature of a state secret. I know she is in Vancouver as I write this because of a recent post ...
Destination weddings are no longer such a big-ticket thing but this was a destination wedding on the fly where no one seemed to know who was responsible for the wedding and kept passing the buck
Because she is forever on her mobile, my wife "exists" - not merely a figment of mine or anyone else's imagination
Indian families pack more than mere vestments when it comes to being prepared for every exigency - and some sleight of hand
In her studio apartment in New York in which she has lived for 40 years, Zarina Hashmi reduces the rites of memory and the conundrums of political disenchantment to a withering indictment in a few sharp lines. It has always been thus. At Armory, the ...
My aunts say I should keep an open mind and not be judgmental, but one of them is a chronic tippler, another exorcises evil spirits over breakfast, and a third arrives and disappears from clan gatherings like a Cheshire cat, so I guess it's okay to ...
My acquaintance and I are playing guessing games at a banquet in New York. "Can you name the flowers in the bowl," I ask her. We're jetlagged and passing time to stop ourselves from crashing asleep right in the middle of the speeches and courses. ...
Dilli Haat brings art closer to the aam aadmi
My daughter can't be bothered with a boyfriend. She has "boy" friends, of course, but not anybody of significance who can be considered for their matrimonial prospects
OMG," said my wife, "life has become a Bollywood film where the unreal is reel" - I know she said "reel" because she spelled it for my benefit so I would get the joke - "with JNU full of character actors playing students who are actually ...