A Cinderella Story

Fairy tales make for a lovely read, but they seldom comes true. I enjoy love stories as much as I am invested in whodunits, I can watch a Hallmark movie and an episode of Forensic Files with equal enthusiasm. No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dream that you…

Pop Goes the Weasel

I have a strange affection to merry-go-rounds and carousel and giant wheels. To me, they signify a circle of life: what goes around comes around. This is a recurring theme in many of the books I adore (all fiction of course). Let me share a few that come to my mind seeing these crafts that I…

Cricket Fever

I love cricket, just like every other regular Indian my age. What irks me most though, is how I lauded for my interest, despite being a girl. The sport has changed over the years, and gone are the days when unfit men would not dive to stop the ball from crossing the boundary line. All…

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.”…

Kitty Love

Smurfette is one of the main protagonist in the Smurfs. She was created by the evil wizard Gargamel an enemy of the Smurfs to create unrest. But she chose to be a real Smurf, so Papa Smurf cast a spell and her hair turned from black to blonde to mark her transformation. The only female…

What’s Cookin’, Good Lookin’?

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. ~Wolfgang Puck, Australian Chef

Small and Large

“Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” ~ Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant

Minion Magic

I love toys; I’m not keen on playing with them, but as an avid collector, they make pretty pictures. My obsession with Minions is almost over, but then again, I haven’t found the right setting for them to pose in. Maybe some you guys can give me ideas on how I can put this much-envied…

The Shy Bride

“My feelings are too loud for words and too shy for the world.” ~ Dejan Stojanovic If you have ever been to Jaipur, these lovely Kathputlis (string puppets), are everywhere. The most popular kind of puppetry in India, the word kath means wooden, putla is a lifeless doll. These single-string marionette based shows are a…

Relax. Renew. Refresh

Nothing is as relaxing as a good bath after a long day. Sadly soaking our skin is not something we have space for in India. But like Sylvia Plath suggests: There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them. Guess it’s time to soak…