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November 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Must we do the Kitchen? Remodelling – a tale of woe.

We‘re doing the kitchen – the kitchen – the kitchen We‘re doing the kitchen! Hey hey hey dee ho! The Berlin Wall’s in the living room A tangle of chairs and who knows what the workmans boots have left behind … Continue reading

July 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

We don’t do Birthdays. We do now.

Birthdays weren’t a big deal in our house when I was growing up. Crowded, noisy, soppy, silliness was just not done. We had cake of course. And some muted, out of … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Maligning Malala — the sound and the fury

It seems unfair that Malala has hogged all the glory even though she was a joint winner of the Nobel Peace Year this year. If it’s any consolation, she’s also hogged … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hop, Skip, Jump



As I wandered …


A view of my world - and hopefully yours too

Samir Chopra

Refusing to Stick to the Subject

The World of Urdu Poetry, Literature & News

Ghazals, Nazms in Urdu, Hindi (Devanagari) and Roman scripts apart from news about Urdu literary world, Urdu Shaa'eri ka Haseen Intekhaab aur Adab ki KhabreN--Indscribe []


Poems of Consequence


Random thoughts....

Reassigned Time 2.0

There may be a time and a place for everything. The difficulty is figuring out when and where.

jam musings

everyday finds

Tested to Despair

Stop high-stakes testing from destroying public education.

Edge of the Arctic

Tales of a Yankee adventurer in Norway


A mommy, a 5 year old and a baby