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.
"It's a treasure!" Immediately I think of pirates burying gold doubloons in fancy chests, marking the spot with an X. Or how about the Famous Five from Enid Blyton books that routinely stumble on to secret passages and treasure maps to fabulous riches. Then there is the dashing Indiana Jones who can with a flick… Continue reading Treasure / Photo challenge
I was early at the railway station. A train was already there but it wasn't mine. There is always a possibility that these connecting lifelines to our cities may be running late. I was on a journey to reconnect with family and friends. Either way, I had to be patient . Around me, the platform… Continue reading Connect / Photo challenge
The Developing Your Eye, photo challenge street couldn't have come at a better time,for Alice here,fell through the rabbit hole and came out into this surreal world - a twilight zone where culture is the king and kitsch its queen . The place goes by the name of Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon and it… Continue reading Street / Photo challenge
I love books ! I have always loved them and honestly,my ambition growing up was to be either a librarian or work in a bookstore. Visiting a stranger's home was never an ordeal for me as a child,for I would be immediately drawn to their bookshelves and be thrilled to lay my hands on a… Continue reading Home / Photo challenge
The self imposed ban on the Internet,in the interest of clearing my exams with minimal drama, is over and it is good to be back . Believe me ,there were times when I weakened and gave into the siren's call -I checked my phone!… Continue reading Breaking news!
Mrs Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs screamed the lists - the best seller , the popular and special recommendation for me . Wow ! My brand new Kindle was going out of its way to promote it.Unusual and a catchy name, a fitting book indeed to launch my e-book reader and it… Continue reading How YouTube made me read a book
Who I am ? Hmmm ...lets see ; from the house of Bravon, mother to dragons , breaker of logjams , I'm the queen of Wishful thinking . I finally nailed an awesome introduction(thank you Game of Thrones ). In case you are wondering what brought about this existential crisis,well this is my Day 1… Continue reading Who I am and why I’m here