Author noshtradamus

Helping our kids cheat?!

Helping Our Children Cheat

A couple of months ago, I was witness to a bunch of parents helping their children cheat in an exam. Yep, you heard me right. They stood at the venue and shouted verbal…

Au Bon Pain

Au Bon Pain

I think Rahul Mullick’s review covers the place precisely! I’d like to add on three…

WWII Vehicles, at Exposition Figuri'Nice 2014

Miniature Magic at Nice

They say the difference between men and boys, is the price of their toys. And boy, were we in for a little surprise recently! At the start of our 2014 summer vacation in Nice…

Gurgaon Toll toll

NCR Residents Protest!

As the much criticised and even more choked-up Delhi Gurgaon Toll Plaza on NH8 was removed earlier this week, people of the NCR honked in protest, saying…

Nature's Carwash, en route to Cherrapunjee

Northeast Nasha

I can never get enough of the Northeast, which is why whenever I can, I hop onto a flight to Guwahati in Assam, and then drive on to Meghalaya and…

The Politics of Economics

Politics of Economics

Are economic policies and promises really based on inclusive, intelligent thinking – or is it driven by popular sentiment and political ambition?

What Passport Seva Is This?

The Great Indian Trust Deficit

The Trust Deficit in India runs deep down to the basic reality, that not only do various government departments not trust KYC cleared documents issued by private corporate entities, it does not acknowledge any of its own!

Post Midnight Musings

Post Midnight Musings

No laptop, no iPad, no Blackberry, no internet. No Facebook, no Twitter, no Instagram.
No coins to collect, no campaigns to level-up, no high-score to beat. No children to be with, no wife to…

habemus papam and lessons from it

Holy Smoke Signals!

Last night I watched the chimney of the Sistine Chapel from the moment I heard that white smoke was billowing from it, and I went on waiting into the night, for the revelation of the new Pope and…

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Singapore Flyer 2012

In June 2012, we took a short holiday in Singapore. We took in the sights, the sounds, the aromas, and the energy of this beautiful city. One where I…

Family Ties, a short story by Mehernosh Shapoorjee

Family Ties – A Short Story

I was born in a not-so-well-to-do family. The eldest and only male among five siblings. One of my sisters died within a week of being born. And the rest of us grew up in real tough times..

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