The Shy Bride

“My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic If you have ever been to Jaipur, these lovely Kathputlis (string puppets), are everywhere. The most popular kind of puppetry in India, the word kath means wooden, putla is a lifeless doll. These single-string marionette based shows are a…

Relax. Renew. Refresh

Nothing is as relaxing as a good bath after a long day. Sadly soaking our skin is not something we have space for in India. But like Sylvia Plath suggests: There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Guess it’s time to soak…

Fix The Leak

My mother and I have an eye for the quirkiest of things. So when she went on her trip around Europe, there was no way she couldn’t bring me a replica of the famous Peeing Boy (Manneken-Pis). This little boy is the “emblem of the rebellious spirit of the City of Brussels”, and he suits…

Everybody On-board

My brother gifted me this lovely little keepsake from one of his vacations. This is the last known manual tram in city of San Fransisco. But that is not the reason I chose to click this beauty. A few days ago, I started to read my first ever Agatha Christie book (gasp! I know!). For…

Justice Takes A Break

Do you remember the opening scene of the movie Watchmen? I am a huge fan of the movie, possibly the best superhero flick in its genre. But I digress. When I heard the Bob Dylan song, I’d wonder, time is the only thing that visibly changes, what is the big deal with that? But the…

No Man In The Mirror

One of Micheal Jackson’s finest ballads, Man in the Mirror tells us to look around and reflect. The song explores our identity and relationship with the civil society at large. It reminds us, especially in such toxic times that we need to become better version of ourselves, and practice the lost art of empathy, without…

Nectar Of Life

Although there are 114 chakras in and around your physical body, there are seven major chakras that form the central power point that control your being. The colors of these chakras correspond to the seven colors of the rainbow and seven elements, and are placed at specific energy centers of your body. The Root or…

A Superhero Life

I have always loved toys and miniatures. It is a magical way to bring photography to life and makes me feel like the superhero I want to be. I’m not very good at the compositions yet, and am saving up to get the setup that I need. Till then, you will have to bear with…

Hare Hare

Fill your mind with me, Love me, Serve me, Worship me always. Seeking me in your heart, you will at last be united with me. Blessed is human birth, even the dwellers in heaven desire this birth, for true knowledge and pure Love may be attained only by a human being. But of all I…

In Peace

Silence is the most powerful language in the world. We all spit out words with venom or string out pearls of love and wisdom. But the silent treatment hurts you the most. It is in the quiet that you can mediate, reflect and reform the mind. It give you the ability to slow down your…

Strike and Pocket

Carrom is a very popular indoor game in my part of the world. After dad’s demise, the rest of us would bond over the game. Mom would always say how dad was a champion player and won many accolades at his workplace. With time, my brother and I became quite good at it, but it’s…

Rewind. Pause. Learn. Repeat

I usually prefer my own company for meals; I know I am the only one who cannot bail of out a plan. I trust my presence more than anybody else in the world, so when plans cancel they don’t bother me too much. For me, the most interesting thing to do in a restaurant, when…