Being Royal

Whiskey and the army has a long standing association. I recently started reading a delightful yet compelling account of how the fearless jawans of the Indian armed forces fight valiantly and very few come out alive. The ones who live to tell the tales of their bravery are often treated with very expensive malts and…

Goodbye and Goodnight, 2019

What a mixed bag of a year you’ve been, 2019! I started the year with a rather silly accident, leaving me to nurse a 4-week injury that lasted for a good 11 months! The injury wasn’t all bad though, we managed to sneak in a week-long trip to Sri Lanka. Resolution unlocked! I eased off…

The Joy of Life!

Enjoying the last bit of the year, good or bad is probably one of the things we look forward to and prepare for well. The year 2019 hasn’t been the kindest, but I am grateful nonetheless to have endured and gracefully sailed through it. Here’s a toast to family, friends, feasts and a whole lot…

It’s Christmas Eve!

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope; The spirit of Christmas which is peace; The heart of Christmas which is love. Ada V. Hendricks

Minon Moments of Life!

Life happens to us at a blistering pace! My brother once explained this theory to me (I don’t know if he remembers this though) that made most sense to me than most things I’ve ever heard. He said, time flows at a standard pace: the bad times seems longer because we wait for it to…

The Feast is Laid

Love it or hate it, plum cakes have been an integral part of our Christmas celebrations. My brother’s school would usually give each student a loaf each, which would make me slightly jealous. Our neighbor would diligently hand a few slices to us after she came back from Midnight mass. No gifts get exchanged, our…

Greet Your Friends

Thank you for being a friendTraveled down a road and back againYour heart is true, you’re a pal and a confidant I’m not ashamed to sayI hope it always will stay this wayMy hat is off, won’t you stand up and take a bow And if you threw a partyInvited everyone you knewWell, you would…

Awaiting Good Luck…

Nutcrackers usually signify breaking open tough nuts like walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds to enjoy the deliciousness within. To elaborate, in German folklore, nutcrackers are said to bring good luck to your family and protect your home. Nutcrackers stand for power and strength, and are meant to guard you against evil forces, and also brings in…

Set Up the Mood

Right from August, the festival season starts in India. With guests walking in and out of our houses, it becomes rather important to keep your den presentable and clutter free. I’m neither a pig nor a clean-a-holic. I live with acceptable standards of cleanliness, though my friends may think otherwise. As we gear up for…

Hello, Mister Snowman

City sidewalks, busy sidewalks.Dressed in holiday styleIn the air there’s a feeling of ChristmasChildren laughingPeople passingMeeting smile after smileand on every street corner you’ll hear Silver bells, silver bellsIt’s Christmas time in the cityRing-a-ling, hear them singSoon it will be Christmas day Strings of street lightsEven stop lightsBlink a bright red and greenAs the shoppers…