The Couple With The Cutest Smile On Earth

Tears are falling from my eyes as I am writing this blog post. I am experiencing this the first time. No, no. this is not tears of joy or pain. Actually, I had a pickle for lunch and didn’t wash my hands properly. I just rubbed my eyes and so the chili is hurting my … Continue reading The Couple With The Cutest Smile On Earth

70-Year Young Boy From My School

As I walked through the valley of the shadow of death, but wait. WTF am I talking? This is the lyrics of Gangsta's Paradise not what I wanted to say. This year ending madness is playing tricks on my mind. Let's start afresh. As I walked through the premises of my school, many memories met … Continue reading 70-Year Young Boy From My School

The Queen Of Good Times

Some memories are gone, some remain. Some memories are joy, some are pain. Some memories are hurtful desert, some are rain. I found one memory—in the form of human—after 22 years. Do you know WTF I am talking about? No, you don’t. You wouldn’t because you don’t care. You’re selfish. Just like me. But she? … Continue reading The Queen Of Good Times

Meet The Secret Superstar Of My Life

Recently, I visited my school friend Bindhya Gupta to gift her daughter—Vidhi—a present for her birthday. The meeting was beautiful but I got to know a few things that I never knew about my school friend. It all started with a conversation about my blog she really likes my stuff and is a regular reader. … Continue reading Meet The Secret Superstar Of My Life

The Man Who I Haven’t Met, Stays In My Heart

2017 has been a year of action. A lot happened over coffee, tea, internet and mainly WhatsApp; since we made a school group. I met many long-lost friends and made some new ones. There are quite a few who I never met in school or I don't remember our acquaintance clearly. Maybe, too much alcohol … Continue reading The Man Who I Haven’t Met, Stays In My Heart

Vitamin Sea: The Saga Of A Goan Shippie

Brother, I had extremely hard times but it's all good now. Life—and the sea—has been generous. These words are ringing in my head as I am writing this blog post. These words are of my long-lost schoolmate—Nativity Alphonso. Rewind. It's circa 1993-94, I used to reach his home and we use to walk together to the … Continue reading Vitamin Sea: The Saga Of A Goan Shippie

One Man, Four Facets

This is the story of a four-in-one man named Leon Periera from the heritage Christian village of Kurla, Mumbai. Leon was my classmate in HCHS. We had good times together but after school, we never met until we created a school WhatsApp group; 22 years later. After we met recently, I came to know so … Continue reading One Man, Four Facets

I Write On Others, She’s The First To Write On Me

Naaz. Naaz. Naaz. I don't have words to describe here, so I don't think I am going to continue writing this blog post. I'll collect some words and get back. But wait! I am a story-teller and I can weave a story with or without words. It's all about expression right? But this lovely woman … Continue reading I Write On Others, She’s The First To Write On Me

Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi: A Saga Of Rags-To-Riches

In 1991, Hindi film Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi was a rage. Everyone was talking about the star cast and the characters in the film. The protagonist was Raghu—the same name as my dear friend Raghu Sheregar. We were busy eve teasing him all the while and he was also enjoying it. School times were full … Continue reading Dil Hai Ke Manta Nahi: A Saga Of Rags-To-Riches

I Found My Forgiveness After 25 Years Of Disrespecting Her

As far as I remember, Almas is the only girl—after Tina and Leonie—I have troubled the most in school. I was notorious and we used to sit together in standard seven; around 1991. I don't know have happened and one day, I poked a sharp-pointed something in her arm. She cried and cried but I was indifferent. … Continue reading I Found My Forgiveness After 25 Years Of Disrespecting Her

She Has A Charming Smile, Roaring Laugh, And A Magical Hug

My hands are trembling while writing this blog post because the protagonist of this blog post is a multifaceted and colorful person. She’s one of the most inspiring, funniest, brave, and influential women I have met in my life. Neelima Desai complete package of life within herself and she’s one of my favorite schoolmates. When I … Continue reading She Has A Charming Smile, Roaring Laugh, And A Magical Hug

Meet The Man Who Inspired A Spark That Ignited Countless Hearts

I completed school in 1995 and since then wasn't much in touch with any schoolmates. This was keeping me unhappy for many years. I am an extremely social person and over the years also managed to build good relationships with all from the days of past glory; except schoolmates. So, I had been thinking ways … Continue reading Meet The Man Who Inspired A Spark That Ignited Countless Hearts

He’s The Unbelievable Human-Butterfly Of The 21st Century

I have known Surya Gauda from school days. We were both in one class; sometimes. I still remember his ankle-length red-gumboots. No one in the school—other than him—had the f***ing guts to wear such footwear in the school. He was a notorious backbench-er type of student. Although I was myself a second last bencher, I … Continue reading He’s The Unbelievable Human-Butterfly Of The 21st Century

The Quiz That Brought Us All Together

The founder of our school group on WhatsApp initiated a spectacular quiz contest the other day. It was about answering 9 subjective questions. And, as usual, the winner was supposed to get an exciting prize. We were all excited and participated as much as possible. From far it seemed like just another quiz but it … Continue reading The Quiz That Brought Us All Together

Eureka! We Met Where We Left, 22 Years Ago

Every parting is a form of death and every reunion is a form of birth. That's the fun of going to a high school reunion: it's seeing the people who you were close to all those years ago, and re-exploring the relationships of the past. The sweetness of reunion is the joy of heaven. The tale … Continue reading Eureka! We Met Where We Left, 22 Years Ago

He’s The Wormhole To The Lost Universe, Of My School Days

There was a time when I was completely disconnected and even lost. I was out of touch, rather chose to be, with my school friends. School, the wonder years, was just a lost memory until I created a WhatsApp group to connect, after 22 years. It all started with this school friend whom I owned … Continue reading He’s The Wormhole To The Lost Universe, Of My School Days

Remembering School Days—22 Years Later

A good school is the best gift that parents can give to their children. My parents also gave me this gift and I was admitted to Holy Cross High School in the early 1980s. I don't remember the exact year but I remember all the fun. I attended KG to grade 10th in this school … Continue reading Remembering School Days—22 Years Later