On smells and sounds and memories

One of the first things foreigners to India notice, is the smell. Foul or intoxicating, it is a constant presence. Apparently, the area of the brain responsible for processing smell is right next to the part that stores memories. Which explains how certain smells trigger specific memories. For me, every memory is associated with a…

A lesson in self-aggrandizement

People who are engaged in a job they love are truly lucky. I cannot catch a break, when it comes to a job that involves creative thinking. I’ve applied over and over for jobs in advertising agencies, newspapers, online journals, what have you. The other day, an advertisement by this company called Stark, appeared in…