The Bliss of Books

In my experience, bibliophiles tend to have the best noses. What is the correlation, you ask? Ask anyone who reads, they’d unflinchingly tell you how much they long for and love the smell of books, new or old, worn, fresh of the press or used. But very few take the pains to see the year…

Unwind and Rewind

There is nothing loving than the love of grandparents and pets. Imagine being a in a rustic old house with your favorite old people and doggies that give you unconditional love? If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am. Charles Yu

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…

Fur Buddies

I love animals, sometimes a little more than people. I couldn’t stop myself from dropping some open change to support the animal welfare NGO in a Sri Lankan mall (how I wish we could be just as open for donations in India too). The rice guards I spoke about in my previous post are the…

Utter Confusion!

“And how do you know that you’re mad? “To begin with,” said the Cat, “a dog’s not mad. You grant that?” I suppose so, said Alice. “Well then,” the Cat went on, “you see a dog growls when it’s angry, and wags it’s tail when it’s pleased. Now I growl when I’m pleased, and wag…

Whatchu Lookin’ At?

“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” ~Woodrow Wilson

Wag The Dog!

Happiness is a warm puppy.” ~Charles Shultz (cartoonist, Peanuts) “As wonderful as dogs can be, they are famous for missing the point.” ~Jean Ferris “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” “A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.”…

Stray Love

There is something about love that transcends words. Take music for instance; even without words it makes us feel things. Have you had friends who don’t speak in the same tongue as you do? Coming from the land of 18 major spoken languages with over 1600 regional dialects for company, I still get a lot…

On Guard!

This little guy was a bit scared of us, but he sure was fascinated by my camera. These little pups get chased a lot by the big bullies, so he seemed to be guarding his fortress. I think he made for a pretty picture!

Puppy Love

Pugs have become a rage in the country, because a popular telecom operator has used the little dog quite extensively in their advertising campaign. I don’t find them cute at all, in fact the basset hound, Droopy is a lot cuter I say!