Top of The World

Such a feelin’s comin’ over meThere is wonder in most every thing I seeNot a cloud in the sky, got the sun in my eyesAnd I won’t be surprised if it’s a dream Everything I want the world to beIs now comin’ true especially for meAnd the reason is clear, it’s because you are hereYou’re…

It’s A Jungle Out There

It’s a jungle out there Disorder and confusion everywhere No one seems to care Well I do Hey, who’s in charge here? It’s a jungle out there Poison in the very air we breathe Do you know what’s in the water that you drink? Well I do, and it’s amazing People think I’m crazy, ’cause…

Flying High…

Times like these are rife with two things: fear and motivational quotes. It seems like everyone is holding on to say something endearing or meaningful only after tragedy strikes. The banal nature of life has only a treadmill, and empathy seems to be the new black! Every day, with the lines of motivation, empathy, and…

Sweet Nothings

I’m not a sweet-toothed person, but a sweet shop is a visual delight. The way a sweet meat or cake shop is set up, it is just built to entice you to buy something. The beautiful cakes, cup cakes, muffins, donuts, eclairs, coffee and lollipops make your heart sing with joy. When I was putting…

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

A Visit from St. Nicholas BY CLEMENT CLARKE MOORE ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the houseNot a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;The children were nestled all snug in their beds;While visions of sugar-plums danced in…

Bangalore Days

Bangalore. The garden city. The Silicon Valley of India. Not to be confused with Nainital (the official city of lakes), this city has a lake everywhere you turn. It is also a city with several books written about it — I’ve read many of them myself (My Days in the Underworld: Rise of the Bangalore…

Let It Shine

How could I let Diwali pass me by without a miniature in tow? This was a dream house that I struggled to put together, so it was time to light it up with the traditional kandil (lanterns) and put up the pretty lights. I couldn’t manage to get a traditional rangoli in the scale I…

Relax and Retreat

I can’t paint, can’t even draw a straight line with a scale (ruler) to assist me. I even manage to get measurement conversions wrong and usually mess up my crafts. But I know how not to panic and have endless patience for fixing my errors, or what we call in Bombay, I can find my…

Artistically Inclined

I love putting miniature settings together. I would have started with small little trinkets, without any vision. Then I started creating a scene. Backgrounds and accessories became an obsession. I had that kind of mind space and desire to escape and be fully consumed in such creations at my disposal. But life is never static….

A Cinderella Story

Fairy tales make for a lovely read, but they seldom comes true. I enjoy love stories as much as I am invested in whodunits, I can watch a Hallmark movie and an episode of Forensic Files with equal enthusiasm. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you…