Recently I was called to school to update some records. You could say I was eager as my pet Sheru, featured in the header, to get out of the house. The school campus was deserted except for a few workers pottering about refusing to meet the eye. I suppose, after months of isolation and work… Continue reading Masked Emotions.
If you combine a new iPhone 11 with an awful memory, you get hell on planet Earth. I have lived through one and this is my logging in story. So it began a few years ago when I got my first iPhone 6. It was a dream come true. I had an Apple device and… Continue reading iPhone 11 And Its Log Story
It is my Blog's Fifth Birthday. WordPress sent me a '5 year anniversary achievement badge' today and asked me to keep up the 'good blogging'. Yay! I'm blowing the trumpet and cutting a cake. So what do I know and what have I learnt about blogging in these five years? Hmm... I love to write.… Continue reading Fifth Blogversary and Five Books Everyone Loved But Me
January 2021 and time for the annual, "Where in the world did the last year go by?" 2020 was to be my 'Year of Travel'. I was in Aurangabad in Maharashtra, exactly at this time last year. I had explored the Ajanta caves but it was Cave 16 , also know as Kailash Temple at… Continue reading Throwback To 2020.
Yesterday was the winter solstice, the longest night. Today, I hope my evening becomes shorter and my cursory stroll becomes longer. The race to sit indoors with my electronic devices is tempting. My phone, laptop, telly keep me sane or possibly in a trance. In this twelfth month, I count bingewatching every TV series ever… Continue reading My Top 5 TV Series With A Dash Of Spookiness.
I flip through my old Italy travel photos and I'm instantly there. Was it just a year ago? My happy place where I frequently disappear. Perhaps this is what is, 'wistful longing'! Then it was euphoria, curiosity and anxiety. My old Whatsapp chats are proof. "Am I packing right? Is it enough or too much?… Continue reading A Potpourri Of Italian Memories.
I love birthdays; my own tops the chart. Come December and I start tingling with this crazy anticipation. The feeling is sweeter than the first sugar rush of a hot gulab jamun on a cold winter night. Or a cake. I remember the first year I was in college. Surrounded by my new friends and… Continue reading A Birthday Cake Story
Thanks to COVID-19, we have found ourselves in a pickle. Squashed at home, adjusting, adapting, remembering the pre-Corona days with plenty of time to do all the stuff we always wanted to. So pickling is one of the activities done with a gusto these days. Homemade Dalle Chili Pickle. Red hot, eat at your own… Continue reading Now and then
Lansdowne is a small military cantonment, tucked in the hills of Uttarakhand, India. I often find myself reminiscing of it, 'a land frozen in time'. It was the last place I visited before the COVID pandemic hit us all. Lansdowne is not flashy. You would recognize it as a small hamlet from a Ruskin Bond… Continue reading Lingering In Lansdowne, India.
Last week we went to Santala Devi's temple. Ms Teen had experienced the divine power of the goddess, 'an impossible wish that came true'. Hence she wanted a darshan. Was it another favour or just an excuse to get out of the house, she wouldn't say. The Government had unrolled Unlock 5 Guidelines but home… Continue reading Loud Conversations And A Quiet One