Water Cooler Talks

So, I welcomed the new year (2019) with a book that I have been finishing to read for months now. The year that went by was by far one of the best I’ve had in ages; no it wasn’t the kindest, but it left me more equipped to be in control of myself. A year…

Weary Travellers

This has been a very strange year so far. When home is so far from where one dwells, there is so much travelling but you don’t really get anywhere. Torn between responsibilities and the warm relationships you left behind, you just don’t want to be alone… aren’t you alone most part of the year anyway?…

Around the World…

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have. ~Anna Quindlen Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else. ~Lawrence Block Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and…

Looking For Peace

“We don’t find God in temples and cathedrals. We don’t find Him by standing on a prayer rug or sitting in a pew. God appears when we love someone other than ourselves. And we continue to feel His presence when we do good for others. Because God is not found in mosques and synagogues. He…

Grab A Bite

I believe in stopping work and eating lunch. ~L’Wren Scott If there hadn’t been women we’d still be squatting in a cave eating raw meat, because we made civilization in order to impress our girlfriends. ~Orson Welles

Bravo!

From the time I started collecting miniatures rather seriously, I began observing the time, effort and energy every artist puts into creating the art they feel so passionately about. I picked up these tiny pots from a small stall on the side of a narrow yet busy by lanes in Pune. The hand pump and…

One For the Road

Shegaon is a well-known pilgrimage center. Hindus consider Gajanan Maharaj a saint, with miraculous powers and the small quaint village is home to his Samadhi and temple. There are two other things that Shegaon is famous for: the Shegoan Kachori and Anand Sagar. The popular tourist attraction in Vidharba boasts of a “Light & Music”…

Sizzling in the Sun

I’ve never cooked or eaten in an outdoor barbecue. There are indoor restaurant chains across India, which means I have eaten food cooked on skewers and over hot coals. I’ve been at a late evening barbecue party at my brother’s friend’s place and even have a on-gas grilled meal. But my brother is quite used…

Bar Scenes

When you watch shows like Cheers! or movies like He’s just not that into you, you automatically assume bartenders are part time psychologists (much like hairdressers to women). But Moe Szysla of Moe’s Tavern from the Simpsons is my all time favorite. Come to think of it, all real bars are like Moe’s tavern, slurring…

Date Night

It’s so much fun to take you young cousins or niece and nephews out once in a while. Imagine keeping secrets from your parents and not getting blackmailed about squealing on a daily basis (like I tortured my Big B though my childhood :-)). So, after I earned a Supergirl figurine, I found out she…