Sacred Games

Navratri is my most favorite time of the year. As a crafter and lover of all things miniature, this festival is the highlight of the year for me, as my house prepares to get decked up and the celebrations culminate into nine days of devotion and fun. this was also the first time we set…

1,000 Posts: My Friend, My Savior

I love Ganesha, as you’d have probably known from the posts I put up. I may skip some festivities that we enjoy at home, but a miniature setup without his blessings seem barren. I enjoy celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi, probably with more pomp than my own birthday. While Krishna returned my mojo, I’ve always been fascinated…

Ganpati Bappa Moriya

Ganesh Chaturthi is to us in Maharashtra, like Pujo is to those in the east of India. While the traditions are mildly different to the what we do in our south Indian household, they are special in everyway. Every year, mom would keep the dough and filling ready for the sweet dumplings, or modaks to…

Jai Kanhaiya Laal Ki

I know, I am late by a couple of weeks, but the festive season in India is in full flow, which hardly leaves any time to breathe! It starts with the advent of Onam down south, followed by Varalakshmi Vratam, 10th Day of Onam, Raksha Bandhan, Narali Purnima, and eventually Gokulashtami. Onam is the harvest…

Down Her Memory Lane

This memory lane is that of my mother. As 90s kids, we seem to make the most noise when it comes to nostalgia. From floppy drives, video and audio cassettes to game cartridges, we seem to have the best time of our lives. But is all that true? What we do have is a very…

Welcome Homie

The most difficult thing about being in the thick of a pandemic is being isolated even when you’re safe. Even after the two doses being done, there’s always a looming threat of you leaving your guard down. But what has to happen, will happen, regardless of how careful you are. That in no way means…

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…