A Fervent Salute

Times have moved from being testing to exhausting. What started as an exuberantly urgent phase of normalizing the world has now made us either crippled us with panic and fear or becoming completely oblivious to everything around, You can see that with weary cops, government officials, health officials and those who helped all of this…

Words of Wisdom

Thinking and a penchant quest for knowledge is often viewed by many as a either an idle mind on a frivolous journey or an unintelligent being trying to acquire elusive wisdom. Some also find it tiresome and torturous. But  most of us enjoy thinking. It makes us reflect and introspect: helps us realise our deepest…

Quarantine Party

The quarantine phase has been quite rough on almost all of us. It did save many lives from the deadly virus, but also brought out a lot of subdued toxicity. There is only so much time one can spend with certain set of people, some bridges have too much water underneath and are abandoned, lest…

Bowling Alley

I haven’t really tried my hand at bowling, though some of my friends did try to take me to a bowling alley, with very little luck. Even if I do try my hand at a strike, I’m pretty sure, I’d end up with either a gutter ball, or a three-pin-score. But whatever I end up…

On and Off the Trending Train

Like I mentioned before, I am not too keen on cooking unless I have cravings or am hungry. Food fads and trends don’t really excite me too much, unless I wish to craft around it. Although I am a coffee-holic, it’s too much work to just make a cup of coffee that I’d love in…

Solitary Solitaire

Solitaire is any card game played alone, where you use up all the cards by forming specific sequences. My oldest memory anyone playing this of this kind solitaire in flesh and blood was my mom’s neighbor. She’d sit on the floor with a set of cards and patiently lay them down and play, only to…

Fancy A Break?

A more traditional Indian breakfast, depending on the region you come from, is light yet filling. You’d barely find many people consuming cornflakes back in the days, but now our on-the-fast-lane life is making corn our first meal. (Pretty much like beefing up cattle to be slaughtered. Ironic, isn’t it?) To get kids eating some…

Lock Down Baking

I like cooking, but I don’t find the activity therapeutic or spiritual. There was a time I would bake a lot of nankhaties (Indian shortbread cookies) in my mother’s microwave, but that phase faded when college ended. A lot of life happened, and cooking eventually became a burden. I did start cooking again when I…

Turn Back Time

Today was a special day I didn’t really keep a tab on. My blog account turned 11 today! This account has been around only since 2011. You can find my poor, oft neglected first blog here. I love my virtual space: it shows me how much I have grown in thought and words. If I…

When the Tables Turned

Like I’ve told you before, I am drawn to zoos. But looking through my photographs, I realized that most animals at the Bangalore zoo seem bored and depressed. With its cozy weather and mostly depressing surroundings (OK, I actually found people I adored there so not a blanket statement that applies to all, but yes…