The Joy Of Reading

“I guess there are never enough books.” ―John Steinbeck I didn’t start reading early in life, in fact I was about 17-18, when I was drawn into the mesmerizing world of make-believe. As a restless yet lazy teen, the only hyper active part of my existence was my imagination. And to date, books have become my…

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…

The Book Lovers Paradise

As I roamed through the isles of this immensely stocked up bookstore in Bangalore, a song kept playing in my mind when I saw this scene. This old haunting Hindi number, from the 1958 classic Howrah Bridge. The first two lines of the song are… Aaiye meharabaan, baithhie jaanejaan (Come in, oh generous one, please…

Unnatural India

Shifting bases from one part of the country to another in a diverse country like India is no less than moving countries. People are way too different, and at times, the cultural shocks are too much to digest. When I first moved cities across the same political state, I realized that although we are all…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfort 2

I am a sucker for romance, and happily ever after stories. When I am feeling really low, I turn to my clean Mills and Boons collection of carefully picked romance novels. I can feel you roll your eyes, I mean yes, all stories have a standard storyline, but it restores my faith that when it ends…

A Floating Library!

I started my professional life in Churchgate, but the reason I am drawn to the place more is mainly because of the used books library at Fort. Well, it’s not really a library, per se, more like a store where you can get original and fake books that are more of hand-me-downs at very reasonable prices….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Red

 I love a good read, and after using up all my other red inspirations, I decided to look for some ‘red’ literature. I am no communist, but one thing I did notice was most of the red, marron pink colored books, all dealt with either love, or crime. I guess we all thrive on extremism!