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In which Amsterdam poses me a musical riddle Jun 28, 2015 For a long time I’ve been fascinated by the colourful gable stones that adorn the houses of Amsterdam. They are usually found just above the door of Photoblog: Photo #71 - The antique book/art shop May 3, 2015 On my way from work I often walk past a shop on Haarlemmerstraat that sells old books and works of art. I’ve never been inside the shop, but from On watercolours Mar 8, 2015 The compulsory painting classes in our school were a laughable formality. They didn’t follow a curriculum and no attempt was made to teach even the A bridge in Cologne Dec 26, 2014 I don’t know what led my uncle in the US to pick a jigsaw puzzle with the Cologne Cathedral on it. I don’t know of any family ties to Cologne. Nor On Vivian Maier Dec 23, 2014 Vivian Maier was an ordinary person with an extraordinary obsession with photography. She worked as a nanny practically all her life and died poor Photoblog: Photo #48 - Scale Sep 4, 2014 If you look closely at the ship in the background, you’ll realise that there are a lot of people standing on the top deck. I think the minute size Photoblog: Photo #47 - The view from IJdok Aug 31, 2014 When we moved to our apartment in Amsterdam three years ago, a building was coming up right in front. Rather it seemed like a building. It fact, it Even and odd Mar 30, 2014 Urban planning in India is patchy. Nowhere is this more evident than the way houses are numbered. Whenever we’d visit friends or relatives living in Seeing faces Apr 9, 2013 The improvement in quality of phone cameras and the phones’ ability to run powerful image processing apps has started to open some interesting You and I and gro-cer-y Mar 8, 2013 The wife and I met online several years ago. We are from the same city but at that time both of us were working in different parts of India. We Marken’s wintery landscape Feb 17, 2013 We had last visited Marken over a year ago in summer. Despite having endured a particularly cold and long winter this year, I didn’t expect Marken Not all who wander are lost Dec 31, 2012 You learn all sorts of things about yourself once you leave the house or the city where you grew up. My biggest realisation has been that I love The canal in IKEA’s Amsterdam photo Dec 18, 2012 When we moved to our apartment in Amsterdam, all its walls were bare except for the living room wall where this cheesy, mass-produced IKEA print Unfinished books Sep 2, 2012 I just finished reading Author Author, a fictionalised biographical sketch of Henry James by David Lodge. While I immensely enjoyed it, this post is Cricket: a year on Apr 2, 2012 I saw SRT’s tweet this morning but didn’t catch the reference till the wife mentioned it this evening: Time flies but memories last forever. What a On coming back to Amsterdam Feb 20, 2012 In our flat in Bangalore, a print of David Lorenz Winston’s Solitude used to hang on the living room wall. It depicted a tree standing alone in the A personal history of listening to music — the record player Feb 8, 2012 There is a little story that I grew up listening to that is still told by mom with much relish. Many years ago, we were living in a rented house in A personal history of listening to music — the old radio Jan 22, 2012 My memory is fading. This has to be written down. 30 years is not an awfully long time, but nothing has changed more than the way we buy and listen Florence Cathedral Jan 12, 2012 At 90€ for a round-trip per person, the train ride from Rome to Florence doesn’t come cheap. But the lure of seeing Michelangelo’s David won and on Fogged up Nov 21, 2011 As October approached, the days here began to get shorter. The sun, which used to rise right in front of our window, began its south-easterly Next page