Sujatha Bagal

Stories and essays on food, travel, culture.

When All That’s Left of Pressure Cooker are Fragments and Hurt

As an intern at a communications consulting company many years ago, I had to get familiar with the firm’s documents and their various formats and templates. The resident tech guru pointed … Continue reading

April 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

ForbesLife India: Altruism Everyday

This essay appeared in the Winter 2012 edition of ForbesLife India. A link to the pdf version is available at the end of this post. In a material world, working for nothing can … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art and Life Lessons

A thought-provoking post in the Washington Post today listing the ‘top 10 skills children learn from the arts’. While it’s true that the arts do help hone these skills – … Continue reading

January 29, 2013

Please Turn off…

Please Turn off All Electronic Devices Seen on what appears to be a newer plane, in place of the old and familiar “No Smoking” right next to the Fasten Seat … Continue reading

January 26, 2013

ForbesLife India – Essay on Indians Volunteering in the US and in India

My article on volunteering – Indians volunteering in the US and Indian-origin immigrants returning to India to volunteer – is in the latest issue of ForbesLife India. Look for it … Continue reading

January 14, 2013

Paterno’s Statue: Once a Monument to a Man, Now a Reminder of a Society’s Failing

A brilliant column by Ta-Nehisi Coates in the New York Times today argues for not removing Paterno’s statue from the prominent place it now occupies at Penn State: Arguing  for … Continue reading

July 1, 2012

The Hurt Locker: A Review

The Hurt Locker is the tale of a trio of soldiers that makes up the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD), a bomb disposal squad, attached to an army regiment on rotation … Continue reading

February 8, 2010