Shashikiran Mullur
Bangalore. Malnad, Our Coffee Country. Travel. Journeys in India

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Mar
09
Bruno, Our Beagle (Now Renamed Luca)

Bruno, Our Beagle (Now Renamed Luca)

The yard was full of beagles of varying age; the seniormost was nine months old. The youngest had seen but 40 days. We’d gone there for him.
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Feb
02
Starbucks On 80-Feet Road

Starbucks On 80-Feet Road

Sitting at Starbucks, looking out, I'm pondering the limits and the durability of power.
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Dec
03
Maradona, Mortality, and the Crow and the Cat

Maradona, Mortality, and the Crow and the Cat

The cat only wishes to perpetuate her species, immortalise it — wants this planet to ever have a cat in it.
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Nov
22
A Temple for Kamala Harris?

A Temple for Kamala Harris?

Kamala Harris would need to meet expectations. The actor Khushboo’s temple was torn down by her own fans who’d built the thing only a few years before.
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Nov
04
Peacock Proliferation, Elephants, Butterflies, and Coffee

Peacock Proliferation, Elephants, Butterflies, and Coffee

The peafowl has proliferated, the number of snakes has diminished, the toads are flourishing — all because the foxes have disappeared.
3 min read
Oct
11
Experiencing Wabi-Sabi at The Oberoi, Bangalore

Experiencing Wabi-Sabi at The Oberoi, Bangalore

I wanted to ask her, looking into her ever-happy face and her gleaming eyes and at her sari, if she found me wabi-sabi after all these years.
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Oct
04
The Mandala Snake

The Mandala Snake

"Why this particular fear of the mandala"? I asked him. "The cobra is poisonous, and they're here in greater numbers. You never mention a cobra sighting."
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Aug
30
The Truths About Corona Are Fake And That Is The Truth

The Truths About Corona Are Fake And That Is The Truth

"We've hardly any corona," they said. "A fellow goes to the hospital with a fever. They throw him in a ward. They send him home in a few days. It's a scam."
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Aug
16
Independence Day, 2020

Independence Day, 2020

Even when I was five, it was a man that we celebrated on Independence Day. His name was Gandhi, we called him Bapu. He’s not so much in fashion anymore.
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Aug
02
The Lakshmi Narasimha Hoysala Temple at Nuggehalli

The Lakshmi Narasimha Hoysala Temple at Nuggehalli

It is over 750 years old, with sculpture done by the two celebrated Hoysala craftsmen of the thirteenth century — Mallitamma and Baichoja.
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