One September evening in 2004, my first week in the US, my husband took me to his favorite bookstore on Castro street, in Mountain View. I remember picking ‘Interpreter of Maladies’ from the shelf and browsing through the pages. The writer’s name Jhumpa sounded anything but Indian. …


‘Marriage Story’ is about the end of a marriage. I avoided watching this movie because I thought it would be sad and might be predictable…it’s a bit of both but it’s much much more than that.

The movie starts with the character sketches of Nicole and Charlie as narrated by…


Budapest, the Hungarian capital is incredibly beautiful….Historically Buda and Pest (pronounced as Pesht) were two different towns becoming one city in 1873. They are divided by the Danube river, connected by eight bridges. Buda is hilly and green, rich with historical and architectural landmarks. …


For generations, the Native Americans have known Mt Rainier as Tahoma (or Tacoma) which means Mother of all Waters or Frozen Water. In 1792, British surveyor George Vancouver named it Mt. Rainier in memory of his best friend who had never visited the area. Ironically Admiral Rainier also battled against…


Mama, help!

Last week, one late afternoon, our son called us in the backyard where he was playing soccer and pointed to a spot. We saw a tiny pinkish-gray baby bird lying on the grass, heaving under the hot sun. If it wasn't for luck, the little one could have been crushed…


Review of Marathi movie Disciple playing on Netflix

Disciple is a story of a young musician who sets out on a lonely, arduous path of achieving greatness in Indian classical music only to find it elusive. …


I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
I wanna know, have you ever seen the rain?
Comin’ down on a sunny day

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This song written by John Fogerty of the CCR band has been interpreted in many ways. Some think it's a metaphor for the Vietnam war…


Remembering the film-maker Sumitra Bhave!

If there's one director whose work consistently spoke to me, it was Sumitra Bhave. I loved her cinema. It was realistic in its treatment, bold in its stories and independent in its outlook. I hoped to meet her someday, interview her, and write about her…


Jerry Maguire was released when I was doing my bachelors(Bachelors in Business/ BCom) around the mid-1990s. I remember our costing prof. praising it in the class and telling us that this movie is a must-watch for every business school student.

I watched this timeless movie again and was captivated. There…


Yosemite National Park. Horsetail Fall. Winter Travel Experience

Firefall!

In Yosemite, on few cold February evenings, Horsetail Fall turns into a Firefall! A rare occurrence, this unique view is created by the setting sun rays touching the water at a specific angle, illuminating it like fire. It is otherwise a small…

Radhika K

liberal, wannabe Journalist, California is home, Pune Girl at heart, views are personal and subject to change! Writings about Books, Movies, Travel, Food, et al

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