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…

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,…

Boxing Day

Books are good company, in sad times and happy times, for books are people – people who have managed to stay alive by hiding between the covers of a book. ~E.B. White

Friendships?

“It is what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you will be when you can’t help it.” ~Oscar Wilde

Be Gentle

Animals have come to mean so much in our lives. We live in a fragmented and disconnected culture. Politics are ugly, religion is struggling, technology is stressful, and the economy is unfortunate. What’s one thing that we have in our lives that we can depend on? A dog or a cat loving us unconditionally, every…

Cellar Time

What’s important in a cellar is having wines that have a broad range of drinkability, which California Cabernet does. Wines with a broad range of drinkability give you a lot of flexibility; they are the sort of wines that make me feel secure. I think of my wine cellar as security – if the apocalypse…

Soak Up The Sun

I miss the beach terribly, despite how filthy and smelly they are back home. Moreover, you will rarely see women donning swim wear at local. But for most, summers mean the water, a good read, a lot of sand and sun dresses. Basically the stolen me time. With so much of stress on our heads,…

500 Posts: Thank You for All the Love

I must confess, for a blog that has been around since January 2011, I should’ve made it to this milestone ages ago. But better late than never, right? As I look back on my journey to 500, it wouldn’t have been possible with all the people in my life, the food that I love, the…

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…

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…