I loved visiting my grandparents during summers. They lived in a sprawling bungalow surrounded by mango trees and a litchi orchard in a quiet town that went to bed by eight. Unlike the blistering heat of today , the days were warm and one could happily spread a mat under the mango canopy and laze…… Continue reading Saving litchis
I’m on a hunt for an Easter egg! This is no ordinary egg for it has to have a chocolate shell which when cracked open, should reveal more chocolate goodness nestling inside, the sweetness of which explodes on your tongue and leaves you warm, happy and loved . Alright, am I being unrealistic or maybe…… Continue reading The Easter Egg-travaganza!
The widely popular Jhanda Mela began with a gusto on the same day the world turned green celebrating St Patrick’s Day. Here it was a sea of saffron as far as eyes could see, it was the opening event of the annual pilgrimage to the Guru Ram Rai Darbar Sahib. For the uninitiated, the Darbar…… Continue reading My Hymn For The Weekend-The Jhanda Fair
Precious Me was a perfectly ordinary person leading a perfectly normal life. Her days were mostly spent in a fixed routine, divided (not very well) between family, work and sleep. You see, Precious Me was always on the edge thanks to her Ms Perfectionist and Ms Procrastinator persona at loggerheads. Things were under control for…… Continue reading The strange case of General Procrastinator and Major Perfectionist.
Today I celebrate my first blogging anniversary – 366 days ago I unleashed my thoughts via this blog into the world, without a clue how long would I last. Well, I survived and I thrived. Hence this very special post to commemorate this amazing milestone. Thank you WordPress. You also dispatched this cool achievement badge…… Continue reading Happy No 1 and now let’s count detectives.
My most vivid memory of the one visit to the Surkanda Devi Temple is of me huffing and puffing and almost collapsing in exhaustion, dragging myself behind my enthusiastic mother, a virtual mountain goat. That was 23 years ago when I cluelessly believed that the temple was right there on a hilltop, which it was…… Continue reading Calling on Goddess Surkanda Devi
Jarvis is here, in the real world, in the house of one Mark Zuckerberg! For the uninitiated, JARVIS or Just A Rather Very Intelligent System is a voice activated kickass virtual assistant designed by Tony Stark aka Iron Man from the Marvel universe (Yes! A comic book, now a Hollywood money spinner is the inspiration,…… Continue reading Virtually yours, JARVIS.