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…

The Princely Problem

As a part of my college syllabus, I came across the lovely story called The Princes by author Manohar Malgonkar. Being royalty himself,  Malgonkar was a Lieutenant Colonel in the Maratha Light Infantry,a big game hunter, a civil servant, a mine owner and a farmer. The story deals with the the state of Indian Royals after Indian colonization, the…

What’s Your Point?

Almost a decade ago, I wrote this post on another blog of mine. So many people have so many points to put forth. There are so many things to consider before we make a decision and so many choices to make. But whatever I do, I choose to be grateful and happy!

Adventure Inc

As I put in the mountain post a few days ago, I was reminded on the time I turned 30. Newly alone, it was my first solo trip and a self- discovery of sorts. As the weekly photo challenge topic popped into my mail box, left me thinking; who is my beloved? The perception of…

Strike and Pocket

Carrom is a very popular indoor game in my part of the world. After dad’s demise, the rest of us would bond over the game. Mom would always say how dad was a champion player and won many accolades at his workplace. With time, my brother and I became quite good at it, but it’s…

Go On, Light A Bulb

Swades is and will remain one of the most finest patriotic movies I have ever seen. A few years ago, I wrote about this children’s book (This India, Sheila Dhar) that I managed to get my hands on eventually. It changed my perception of being Indian, just like this movie did. This movie has no…

Over the Rainbow Under the Sea

Over the rainbow, under the seas, Looking for unicorns, running with the breeze. Sing a lullaby, sleep in peace; As dreams fill your mind, let your troubles cease!  

Celebrating Life

Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. ~ C. S. Lewis Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back,…