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About sayaliiyer

I ruminate on random thoughts with my sweet tooth; an arm chair discussion enthusiast, book lover, board gamer, herbivore, and seeker of more such cool labels to be put up on the bio. Thanks for stopping by to read the products of my rumination!

Search for a word

I open a new blank note in my phone, I right-click for a new word document, I even keep a blank paper and pen ready, But I fail to find my word.   A cozy study in our own home, … Continue reading

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A spa for the brain

Long hours in flight often prompt you to day dream and let loose in some deep thoughts. And then, such an opportunity results into a blog post, after a long time! Recently, for the past year to be precise, I … Continue reading

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The year I turned Vegetarian

As 2014 comes to an end, everyone starts reviewing their annual activities, professionally or personally. New resolutions are chalked out even when the old ones may or may not be fulfilled. Like Aamir Khan from the papa kehte hain song … Continue reading

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Book review: The Sceptical Patriot by Sidin Vadukut

This is the first time I am writing a book review, outside of grad school. I enjoyed writing it as much as I enjoyed reading the book. When I start reading a non-fiction book, I have a certain pre-set notion … Continue reading

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A Monthly Misery…continued

To read this post, you might have to take a recap and read the previous post titled “A Monthly Misery”. This topic of imposing misery on women during menstruation is so broad, that it demanded a second post. Apart from … Continue reading

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A Monthly Misery

I had written this short article for ‘Sankalp 2013’, the Annual Magazine of Association for India’s Development, Pennsylvania State University Chapter. A close friend, Siddharth Advani, who was also the co-editor of this magazine, encouraged me to write a short … Continue reading

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My name is Ganesha

I observed a different sort of fervor when I crossed the Indian Ocean. I never really meant to explore on the other side of the ocean, but people took me along, over the years and gave me a new home. … Continue reading

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