Kitty Love

Smurfette is one of the main protagonist in the Smurfs. Smurfette was created by evil wizard Gargamel an enemy of the Smurfs to create unrest. But she chose to be a real Smurf, so Papa Smurf casts a spell and her hair turned from black to blonde to mark her transformation. The only female Smurf…

Stacked and Stocked

Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings. ~Robert Collier

What’s In Your Fridge?

My mini fridge is courtesy Easy DIY Miniatures. I was very keen to have a few modern equipment, but the ones I found at my Tulshi Baug tour in Pune city left me slightly discouraged. When I found the YouTube channel though, I had a eureka moment of sorts. I am absolutely stoked with the…

What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’?

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. ~Wolfgang Puck, Australian Chef

Wild and Free

“It is easier to tell a person what life is not, rather than to tell them what it is. A child understands weeds that grow from lack of attention, in a garden. However, it is hard to explain the wild flowers that one gardener calls weeds, and another considers beautiful ground cover.” ~Shannon L. Alder

Destination Unknown

“Stairway To Heaven” ~Led Zeppelin There’s a lady who’s sure all that glitters is gold And she’s buying a stairway to heaven. When she gets there she knows, if the stores are all closed With a word she can get what she came for. Ooh, ooh, and she’s buying a stairway to heaven. There’s a…

Hidden Treasures

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives. ~A. P. J. Abdul…

Dancing Queen

“You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.” ~ William W. Purkey

Listen Up!

“The key to good eavesdropping is not getting caught.” ~ Lemony Snicket, The Blank Book “I shouldn’t have eavesdropped, but sometimes, that’s the only way to find out the truth.” ~ Jodi Picoult, Handle with Care

Time Stands Still

The shiva temple in the ruined land of Halebidu is a fine reminder of the stunning architecture of the Hoysala dynasty.  The twin-temple is dedicated to Hoysaleswara and Santaleswara Shiva lingas, with two Nandi shrines outside. Local suggest that the two lingas, masculine and feminine was built as a mark of loyalty to the king…

The Original Bahubali

The first Jain Tirthankar, the story of Bahubali is nothing short of amazing. It is believed that he shed all his material belongings and stood in the open for a full year to become a Digambara monk and began meditating to attain omniscience. After a year long fast, and creepers and ants growing over him,…