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English We-nglish

October 28, 2015 shalady 0

Before coming to the USA, I had always been prepared to face difficulties related to accents. As difficult as it is for me as an Asian-Indian, to understand other foreign accents, it is equally difficult for the others to understand the distinct Indian Accent. But more than the accents, I […Click here to read more]

The Full Circle

July 13, 2015 shalady 0

For the uninitiated, the Hierarchy at the IT Office where I work is as follows: Software Developer Reports to the Business Analyst who reports to the Project Manager who takes inputs from the Data Architect, who in turn, may at times consult the Solution Architect. Software Developer to Business Analyst: […Click here to read more]

A Little Bit of Magic

June 9, 2015 shalady 0

I had been to Broadway-Cochin. It is a street famous for shopping. It is said that if you are shopping and you find yourself on sale at one of the shops then you are at Broadway-Cochin. I wandered into a shop selling all sorts of plants. I was looking for […Click here to read more]

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Outsmarted by the Parents

June 9, 2015 shalady 2

You all might have heard the Russel Peters joke where he threatens to call the child services and his dad gets better of him. Well, I have my version of it. This happened when I was 11 years old. I heard a friend describe how she gets her mom to […Click here to read more]

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Erasing my steps

June 9, 2015 shalady 0

I walked on the beach…the shores washing my feet… I walked a mile, along the shore… The path that I walked, I wanted everyone to see…. My head held high, my footprints so deep… I thought let me retrace, my achievements of the hour… I turn around.. Alas!! The waves […Click here to read more]

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A lesson from an Exam

June 9, 2015 shalady 0

Two children of 8th Grade. Two different places. The same experience. They learn different lessons. Student A: There was a state level science exam conducted at our school. And since there were no external monitors, the teachers were giving away the answers as well as the questions. I felt that […Click here to read more]

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Bigger the better

June 9, 2015 shalady 0

*May contain offensive content She: It is huge. He : I know its big.. But I want you to take it. I know that you will manage fine. She: But its too big… He: ha ha.. size always matters baby.. bigger, the better… Just take it.. She: Are you sure […Click here to read more]