"I'm done . Get me out of here." Was the scream loud? The mouth remained curved, in a hint of a smile maybe. Cool exterior. Breathe . The eyes glanced furtively at the wall clock across the room, the seconds ticked furiously away. The glass top scarcely visible, piles of papers tucked under diary, pen… Continue reading All in a day’s work.
Looking up is something I don't often do , especially when I go for an evening walk .In the interest of personal safety, one has to be alert with regards to vehicular traffic as well as other walking enthusiasts who resist slacking their pace for anyone. Plus whipping out your phone while supposedly on a… Continue reading Look up !
It all began with a message post. 'Soak in the historical atmosphere in the crisp morning air. The walk will begin at 6 am which will take you through the lush groves and magnificent buildings sporting the colonial architecture'. I was hooked. I reached the meeting point huffing and puffing and after the hellos was… Continue reading Five things I’ve learned from a birdwatching walk.
I write because I want to write. Nothing complicated about it. As a child I saw myself as a poet, an Enid Blyton in making and of course Superman in the red cape. While in school, I felt the urge to pen a few articles for the school magazine which I did. I remember the… Continue reading My writing reasons through the seasons.
"Don't post the photo of the rangoli online, ma'am ", said the PT instructor in the school. The rangoli in question was of a magnificent peacock entwined with the Indian flag ; the crisp white outlines enclosing the iridescent blue rangoli powder that contrasted sharply against the saffron, white and green . The children and… Continue reading Where the mind is without fear .
"Every hero needs a spectacular villain to be super", so said the villain turned hero Megamind and I couldn't agree more . After all, Voldemort's presence is palpable all across the seven years of Harry Potter's life and for every Archie there is a Reggie Mantle ready to pull the rug from underneath his feet… Continue reading From bad to rad !
The Olympics are here! In precisely two days, at 4.30 am IST, I hope to watch the opening ceremony along with billions across the globe on my telly. There is something to be said about sharing the excitement with the world , to be left awestruck by the colourful and breathtaking performances, to cheer for… Continue reading Opening night at the Olympics.
Seek colour! Finally a challenge that should be easy enough . After all, I do have enough practice seeing the world through rose tinted glasses. Right away the ordinary okra patch, currently resembling a mini Amazonian forest of green , made me look twice . It was like a super power granted to me. Yup… Continue reading Seeking a pop of colour / Photo challenge
My adventurous weekend began with the movie 'Wild',starring Reese Witherspoon that I watched in two instalments. No particular reason except real life chores intrude quickly at home, irrespective of however much one is immersed in the trials and tribulations of the protagonist on screen . The story was quite straight… Continue reading To trek or not to trek ? That’s a ‘wild’ question.
"Tomorrow is a holiday because of harela . What in the world is harela?" "Harela ? Actually it's a Kumaoni festival during which cereal grains are sprouted at home. After a few days when they begin resembling long grass ,they are cut and distributed among the family members in a ritual, praying for their good… Continue reading Harela and other Kumaoni things.