Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery is one of the most visited tourist sites in the Washington, D.C. area, with around four million visitors every year. The evidence is all too clear as … Continue reading

May 25, 2009

Prague: A Little City with a Big Heart

The taxi sped past nondescript buildings and wide expanses of green grass on either side of the highway from Ruznye Aiport to the City of Prague. N and I spent … Continue reading

March 25, 2009

Long Story: The Story of She and He

This story is not called the Long Story for nothing. It is long. Really. Do consider┬áreading it in parts. I’ve tried to insert breaks in all the appropriate places. Hope … Continue reading

March 23, 2009

Phelps, marijuana and the suddenly empty pedestal

My eight-year-old thinks Phelps is the coolest dude ever to walk the earth. With a devotion hitherto only accorded to cricket, soccer and football, he devoured the swim events at … Continue reading

February 22, 2009

Review: Slumdog Millionaire

There are very few movies we’ve seen at the end of which the entire audience remained silent and rooted to their seats – Schindler’s List, Life is Beautiful, Sixth Sense … Continue reading

January 22, 2009

Movie Review: Doubt

Note: Contains spoilers! Father Flynn (Philip Seymour Hoffman) utters the first real line in the movie. While delivering his sermon at Sunday mass he asks, channelling Oprah, “What are you … Continue reading

January 4, 2009

Volunteerism vs. terrorism

It has been a week since a handful of terrorists brazenly attacked Mumbai and mowed down innocent people going about their lives. A twisted ideology, a few guns and hand-grenades … Continue reading

December 22, 2008