January heralds my blog's third birthday. Hurray! As usual I mixed the dates of registration but WordPress didn't forget and promptly sent a congratulatory message. I was caught by surprise. The event demanded a magnificent post worthy of Blogversary Three in a timely manner. Easier said than done. Sigh! You see, one thing I've learnt… Continue reading Blogversary Three in January!
So let me begin from the beginning when I was much younger. A self confessed bibliophile/ a book lover/ a reading addict, I could read all day and night. Even today books in a store, in a library, on racks, in someone's hand, e-books included, still makes my blood rush and a feverish gleam appears… Continue reading My January Reading Challenge: Edgar-ly Reading Poe
...counting the minutes to the midnight hour. ...The 2018 Ferrero Rocher Sula, chocolate and wine, all entwined, painstakingly crafted by the apple of mine. ...giggling, whispering, springing, "SURPRISE", 46 brats, Jack in the box style. ... a Bucket Bag , a road map. ...and wishes that came on wings. ... and via phone calls that… Continue reading Happiness is…
The festive month of October is over. We prayed and worshipped, fasted and feasted, exulted when the demons burnt and basked in the presence of family and friends. We glowed with desires and wishful thinking on karwachauth, the desi Valentines Day for the truly madly deeply in love and then in a blink of an eye,… Continue reading October fiestas and spooky discourse.
We call it Sahasradhara, the Thousand Fold Spring. With a name so lyrical, the place is famous for its natural beauty and the sulphur springs. I remember it from my childhood, a quiet picnic spot, surrounded by tall limestone hills, a sparkling stream, the sun shining, birds chirping and the gleeful shouts of the local… Continue reading October Bytes#4: Cave walk At The Thousand-Fold Spring
Dussehra had always meant watching the towering effigies of the Asura king Ravana with impressive ten heads, Meghnad, his valiant son and Kumbhkaran, his fierce brother, installed in the huge open maidan appropriately called Parade Ground. Much of the conversation would centre around how it was a shade better than the year before; bigger definitely… Continue reading October Bytes#3: Ravana Rush
Let's talk about ear worms, pieces of tune that wriggle into your mind and stick there. This sticky music, extremely pleasing to the ear so yeah, raises your spirits and may drive you a bit batty as well. My current playlist has these two amazing desi songs playing on a loop. I'd say a perfect… Continue reading October Bytes #2 : Sticky Music!
Behind the tree, On the wall. Neglected yet resplendent, Lord Shiva in his divine form. This was on the road I often passed, Eyes locked on traffic, honking horn, A flash of blue caught my eye, A Pahadi nose ring, And an enigmatic Mona Lisa smile. "And all the roads we have to walk are… Continue reading October Bytes#1 -The Wonder Wall
Bright, cheery yellow! That is how I remember the nondescript tea stall in the picturesque Himalayan foothills, by the side of the tall iron gates that lead to a sort of retreat. I was looking for the place that served the most 'divine lemon tea'. Was this it? Inside, it looked exactly like any other… Continue reading Stopping by a Tea Shop on a pleasant evening.
Last night neither my firebrand teen nor I could sleep. She was hyper excited, the biggest Inter School Competition was here and she had to be in school at 6 am to catch the bus. I was hyper anxious not to oversleep for she had to be in school by 6 am to catch the… Continue reading Anticipation and Preparation: To be or not to be, a helicopter parent!