Thanks for the Gift of your Support!

Dear Friends, A very happy New Year to you and your loved ones from Vida Manejo!  Heartfelt thanks for your support and kind words of encouragement. We started this blog in August of 2013, with a desire to share entertaining stories from our life and travel experiences. Thanks for allowing us that opportunity! We are in awe – 8,500+ hits in 5 months, with 36 … Continue reading Thanks for the Gift of your Support!

Mahabharat’s Karna – The Hero or Anti-Hero? – Part 1

There isn’t a gentle heart that doesn’t sympathize with Karna – a critical Mahanayak (major actor / character) in the epic Mahabharata. Born to a young unwed princess – Kunti and the Sun God, Karna was abandoned at childbirth, because his parents didn’t have the courage to face the society replete with double standards. Youtube link of Kunti abandoning Karna  Karna’s journey through the epic … Continue reading Mahabharat’s Karna – The Hero or Anti-Hero? – Part 1

Justine Sacco’s Twitter Fiasco – “Gurl you’re on your own on this one!”

Before boarding the over 12-hour flight to South Africa, Justine’s excited fingers tweeted, “Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I am white!” Boy, she never imagined in her wildest dreams that the entire world would await her landing in South Africa (#HasJustineLandedYet), while re-tweeting her tweet thousand times over! The damage unfolded quickly; Justine notoriously became the biggest racist on Planet … Continue reading Justine Sacco’s Twitter Fiasco – “Gurl you’re on your own on this one!”

Devyani Khobragade – Monster Employer’s Diplomatic Mess

“Mommy can we please get that?” said a sweet little 4 or something year old boy, as he pointed to the chocolate croissant. His accent was somewhat Californian and I asked his mother, where she was from.  She told me she was from California indeed!  She was accompanying her husband who worked in the State Department, and was eager to head back home for Summer … Continue reading Devyani Khobragade – Monster Employer’s Diplomatic Mess

Gay in India – You’re Illegal!

Oh thou moralists, wake up! (DISCLAIMER: INAPPROPRIATE FOR READERS UNDER 18) We recently heard the Supreme Court declaring that Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code cannot be struck down, making gay sex now illegal in India. We felt violated! Gay or straight, whatever our orientation might be, a bunch of moralists sitting in that closed room have now allowed the government to enter our … Continue reading Gay in India – You’re Illegal!