“Your outfit is interesting,”she said. I thanked her. “Your are wearing an interesting cap,” he said. I thanked him. “The curry tastes interesting,” they said. I was delighted at the compliment. Little did I know! The Oxford English dictionary defines ‘Interesting’ as, arousing curiosity or interest; holding or catching the attention. So, a debate is…… Continue reading Interestingly American
As I am growing older, I have been losing touch with a lot of my friends, letting go family contacts and that has basically caused one huge problem in my adult life. My birthday wishes, gifts and cards have dwindled to almost negligent. I really have only my husband to depend on ( and a…… Continue reading It’s My Birthday-I’ll Be Ignorant If I Want!
What if you went to a museum and the exhibits were dusty, turning color and rusting? What if the displays never changed? What if captions barely told you anything about the piece of art? Would you ever go back? Growing up I rarely went to museums. Despite museums, having some beautiful works of art, the…… Continue reading Giving Museums A Chance
It is absolutely exhilarating to come out of a theater having watched performers act live. My mind feels at peace having spent two hours or more completely immersed in a show. My lips repeat the dialogues and songs that will over taken my being for the next few hours. I laugh about the scenes from the show,…… Continue reading Performing Art- A Good Deal
In Manhattan I stand in lines for everything. The first time I had to stand in line for food, I channeled what my dad always told methought, ” Hey! That’s crazy. I am not that desperate for food.” I quickly got out and walked away. By and by, I realized that in New York, it’s a mattar…… Continue reading We love our Lines
Watching a movie in theaters is always a treat. The dark room, the larger than life image, surround sound, perfect temperature, a bag of popcorn all add to that enjoyable fun experience. When we first moved to the United States, the theaters we went to just didn’t appeal to us. They were dated, had awfully narrow…… Continue reading …On Watching Movies in theaters
(Spoilers Below) Brooklyn the movie pretty much sums my immigrant life in less than two hours. It’s beautifully filmed, well acted and has a theme that is so close to my heart, I have only good things to say about it. The dialogues in the movie are perfect and sound all the better with…… Continue reading Brooklyn, A Movie I Relate To!
I was finally moving!! I was going to New York City. Well! Close enough- Jersey City! Where will I stay? How will I deal with realtors ( my image is that of a shirtless creep showing me homes in Hyderabad, India when I was apartment hunting there)? Will it be safe? How will I commute…… Continue reading On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC
Rhinebeck & Hyde Park – A little bit of Dutchess County Easter break is almost here. A three day weekend is around the corner. If you don’t have family around (like most immigrants) or are new to this part of the country or are simply looking to get out of New York, here are a…… Continue reading A quick weekend in Hudson Valley (Part 1)
As I sit here wondering what my first post should be about, I guess the best thing would be to properly introduce myself. I don’t think it suffices just to say that I was born in India and that I moved to Jersey City, United States to teach at a Montessori school. Neither is it…… Continue reading My New Life