Next week, I will be off on my grand Korean adventure. Honestly, for once, I really don’t know what I’m feeling. My mind races with a list of a million things to do, before I leave. Perhaps they are just the same few things running in an endless loop. On the very top is my… Continue reading My Korean Adventure Pre-checks
Going For The Ram Mandir Darshan In Ayodhya
If you are in or around Ayodhya, literally all conversations and roads lead to the Ram Mandir. It doesn’t matter that the said temple is under construction. It is a magnet for everyone visiting the city. We want to see it and the locals know it too. Flower Power I must have been accosted by… Continue reading Going For The Ram Mandir Darshan In Ayodhya
Ah! December. I’m already missing the buttery soft sunshine, fluffy blankets to burrow myself in and scalding mugs of coffee. To feel myself thaw is literally the best feeling in the world. Yup! I’m like an X-Men character, siphoning off warmth with just a light touch. Absolute bliss. Also December is the month I add… Continue reading Birthday Babble
I spent the last three months struggling to write a post. Just when I had almost given up, the universe sends me a sign. It literally said 'Last Chance'. That's the name of the Lens-Artist challenge for the week. So taking the chance to get it done, before December ends. How we spend our days,… Continue reading Last Chance
Thoughts On Confessions By Kanae Minato
Till this morning, I had neither heard of the Japanese movie Confessions nor the novel on which it was based. As usual, I came to know of the movie first. Described as a clever, twisted, revenge drama, I was curious. I could find only a poor print on YouTube but the book was easily available.… Continue reading Thoughts On Confessions By Kanae Minato
All The Little Things, Bright And Beautiful
All it took was a walk in the campus of the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun for my sense of awe to awake. Set up by my favourite walking group, Been There Doon That (BTDT), a winding trail took us through a forest of green canopies, dangling vines, bushes and a carpet of brown… Continue reading All The Little Things, Bright And Beautiful
Memories So Sweet And Dubai Airport Treats.
I love airports! There I’ve said it. As a veteran of Indian bus and train travel, I’ve pushed my way through countless narrow aisles, clutched my bag in a death grip and dragged my suitcase behind me. I have squashed myself on everything from ledges to perching on suitcase edges to corners of the seats.… Continue reading Memories So Sweet And Dubai Airport Treats.
Pandemic And Its Panic Buttons.
“Mum, I tested positive for COVID!” I am numb for a second. The setting couldn’t be more unreal for I am in a taxi. The Knight and I are on our way to the airport. Just a few seconds ago we were congratulating ourselves on leaving the baby of the family safely in the big… Continue reading Pandemic And Its Panic Buttons.
The House That Nana Built.
82 Araghar was my Nana's house, my second address all through my growing years. It was tall, white, double storey opposite the Araghar Post Office. In fact Nana's house looked like a slice of cake with pretty white trimming, served on a narrow platter. A gushing canal ran along its boundary walls for many years… Continue reading The House That Nana Built.
Skills I May Need Tomorrow-Hairdressing
If you are ever stuck at home with an exacting teenager whose idea of beauty is perfectly coiffed hair, you are in trouble . It begins innocently enough. "Don't these honey - blonde high lights against dark hair looks fine mummy? We can do it at home. One box is enough and it's easy too.… Continue reading Skills I May Need Tomorrow-Hairdressing