Category Archives: Fun

A vacation to Palm Springs

In the weeks rolling up to the Thanksgiving break this year, my stomach lurched from time to time with excitement and apprehension. Our vacation would definitely happen, right? We were looking for this kind of a break for so long! … Continue reading

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July 4, last year

With the coronavirus pandemic raging on through summer 2020, official July 4 fireworks events were cancelled to avoid public gatherings. On the evening of July 4, my husband, daughter and I (heavily pregnant with my second-born son) decided to drive … Continue reading

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About our parents’ day out …

One day, not too long ago in November, during the week of Thanksgiving here in California, my husband and I both happened to be off work. The sky was blue, the air cool and the weather sunny. The little one … Continue reading

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Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

I arrived in Bay Area, California as a student from India some years ago and as long as I’ve stayed here, I have never traveled to any other region of the country in winter. During this season, while most other … Continue reading

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Freak incident on California’s Highway 101

My workplace is around twenty miles away from my home here in California. Fortunately two of my colleagues give me a reliable and convenient carpool option to commute. For traveling to office we take U.S. Highway 101, which carries a … Continue reading

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Fun weekends from October

October this year was a month of ordinary yet enjoyable weekends, prompting me to recollect and write about them just for fun. It began with the first Sunday which we decided to spend in a way guaranteed to provide relaxation … Continue reading

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Diwali

From the long-stretching list of religious festivals that India follows, my favorite one is Diwali – the Festival of Lights. It feels more personal and more about people than stone idols and meticulously performed rituals. Of course, there is still … Continue reading

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I ♥ zombies

I love the unpredictable ways they seem to sneak up on a character in the film who is poking around in a deserted house, the hordes of them cornering the protagonists so that there seems to be no escape and … Continue reading

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How caffeine affects my brain

I take the cup in my hands. “Do not drink this”, my sensible mind warns me. But the maddeningly tempting aroma of fresh coffee has reached my nostrils and the cup is pleasantly warming my hands. I raise it to … Continue reading

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Mind your language!

There are around 6900 distinct languages in the world. Being able to speak and understand every one of them is impossible. Still, it feels like a major handicap when you are in the company of people who are babbling in … Continue reading

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