Αεροδρόμιο / Luchthaven / Airport

Though I do not remember much of the book now, I do remember having a revelation of sorts while reading the book Airport by Arthur Hailey decades ago. The book itself was written in the 1960’s, and I read it in the 1990’s probably. As a child I had never been to an airport. The … Continue reading “Αεροδρόμιο / Luchthaven / Airport”

Mingling Starlight in our Lives

Humanity has been in that strange place of being where our sentience allows us to contemplate the mysteries of the universe, while still being stumped and awed by the chaos and complexities of nature. A week ago, I said bye to my family and boarded the plane. Airports must always bear the brunt of human … Continue reading “Mingling Starlight in our Lives”

The Eyes of Covid

I had to leave for India somewhat urgently. The father had mysteriously picked up a strain of Typhoid and Covid, the mother had Covid after days of caring for the former. As can be imagined, it was not the easiest frame of mind in which travel plans were made. Traveling anywhere in the middle of … Continue reading “The Eyes of Covid”

I call it Tao

I lowered the tired frame gingerly onto the mattress. The once firm mattress sagged a little, and I felt the springs creak, as though mattresses moaned. The senses were feeling somewhat overwhelmed. It is often the case after a long day amidst crowds, and cacophonous sounds. Crowded airports, train stations, bus stations can all bring … Continue reading “I call it Tao”

The Lure of (Fernweh & Vegetable Quizzes)

In my last post, I set up the mood and setting for what it feels like prior to starting off on a vacation. We are smitten by Fernweh every now and then. https://nourishncherish.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/the-eye-of-the-storm-televisions-other-things/ I participate in the enjoyable task of selecting a vacationing spot, and then graciously withdraw from the actual booking. The days leading up … Continue reading “The Lure of (Fernweh & Vegetable Quizzes)”

TSA Pat downs

I am trying. I really am. But these new TSA pat down guidelines are taunting me. Old time readers will remember the possibilities we explored when an assassin planted something up his …er.. ass to blow up the Deputy something Minister of Saudi Arabia, but his plans blew up on his own face/ass. Here’s the … Continue reading “TSA Pat downs”

What next?

Have you heard the shocking news of the suicide bomber who marginally achieved his target? He was supposed to kill the Deputy something minister for Saudi Arabia. He became a victim to his own ass. attempt, but failed http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/20090902_aqap_paradigm_shifts_and_lessons_learned This man, had the “stuff” tucked neatly away in his ass – that’s right! Up his … Continue reading “What next?”

Gods, Animals and the Wedding

Chidambaram was cut off from the rains. The headlines for all of the previous week said nothing other than terrorist scares in airports and roads being washed off in the heavy rains. The venue of my brother’s wedding, Chidambaram, was marooned people said. It turns out that the roads leading to Chidambaram were little more … Continue reading “Gods, Animals and the Wedding”