Sita Kalyanam

Sita Kalyana VaibhogameRama Kalyana Vaibhogame The great celebration of the marriage of Sita, The great celebration of the marriage of Rama, Pavanaja Stuti Patra Pavana Charitra Ravi Soma Vara Netra Ramaniya Gatra (Sita) He who is praised by Hanuman, the son of wind, He who has a very holy story, He whose eyes are the…

Onam Ashamsakal

I feel privileged to be born and raised with a very cultural diverse background. My parents were born in two different ends of Tamil Nadu, my father’s ancestral village is on the border of Kerala. I am Bombay-bred, and grew up with people from all walks, cultures and ethnicity of the world. Being an agrarian…

Nirvana

There is something inherently beautiful about faith. If you look closely at all religious teachings, there is a very layered overlap. Each culture explains moral and ethical implications of every action and decision we make. What sets them apart is the way in which these are explained, giving us an insight into the socio-linguistic fabric…

The Hung Tales

If there is something that puts me off more than an unintelligent and/ or vague conversation, it has to be books series. In the past two years, I’ve probably not read a lot new things outside my genres of comfort, mainly because I lost touch with the wonderful book club in Pune, which made me…

Holi Hai!

I must admit, Holi isn’t my favorite festivals in the world. It’s messy and uncomfortable, to say the least. But for some strange reason, I miss being home this year for the slush fest. I miss being with crazy buddies, especially when it’s time to celebrate. Where I now live, celebrations are a very private…

Sweet Pie

I’m neither sweet, nor sweet toothed. I am notorious for my cynical and sarcastic sense of humor. I am also know to be extreme in my affection. But on my plate, I prefer balance. I can’t eat anything too sweet, too bland or too spicy. “A man without a sweet tooth is not to be…

Candle Light & Soul Forever

If there is one secret wish that everyone has, is having a perfect relationship. Why that translates to anything sexual has always been beyond my comprehension. Companionship, in any form, built on mutual respect, has been something that I seek from any close bond I create. Perfection, like affection is not a constant state of…

Story Time

There is an inherent magic in the way words get woven into stories. Stories are all around us, waiting to be explored, analysed and learned from. There are so many facets of human nature available to analyse. I shared a very interesting web comic (which you can catch here) with a few of my friends,…

Dinner Fix

So if you are in my inner circle of friends, you probably are aware of the alaipayuthey (ocean waves that crash on the shores and return) style crushes that come into my life. Right now, the waning crush is on a celeb-chef. I have tried to read and watch everything from and about the gentleman,…

Something Just Like..

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and…