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.
I recently noticed that while texting, the tips of my thumbs tingled and not in a nice way. Maybe I had let my enthusiasm get better of me, my gentle typing had morphed from tapping into banging the letters on the screen. Luckily I had begun as a single finger typist so it was easy… Continue reading Texting Tingles
Sunday evening, I sat haunched over my phone, multiple pages open- 20 must see places to visit in Delhi, 10 places accessible by Metro, Broadway shows in Kingdom of Dreams, HoHo Bus 1 Day tour, Akshardham timings, I was in the flow. Then it hit me; almost all my must see places were closed on… Continue reading Food Drama – Alien Eyeballs anyone?
I admit! I'm mathematically challenged and it hurts. There I was sitting as quietly as a mouse in a very serious meeting when suddenly the focus shifted to me. "Ma'am, the stage for the children - 60 by 30 dimensions are good?" Trying to sound as authoritative as possible but without a clue, "Err... Sure… Continue reading My Maths daze… help!
What do football legend and a cat have in common? Definitely the feline grace , the agility, the ability to squeeze out of tight corners , puss in boots dribbling a ball. Ok, the last one may be a stretch of imagination but I have seen illustrations of cats playing with balls of wool, so… Continue reading In the name of the cat
Dan Brown is writing a new Robert Langdon book 'Origins'. What if he heads to India this time? Well I lived the life of Robert Langdon over the weekend, for a short while. The mission - to decipher the clues left behind by the artists of the bygone era. Of course the setting was neither… Continue reading “Mural , mural on the wall…”
I've always been the curious one. I blame the books for sweeping me away into the magical world of pixies and wishing chair , solving puzzles and crimes alongside the daring Hardy Boys and the intrepid Nancy Drew . Long before Google and cable television came on scene, books were my magic portals that lead… Continue reading A bookworm’s guide to excellent reading…or not.
"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.
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.