I Smell A Memory

Do you have a smell memory? Every time I buy a used book, the first thing I do is part it in the middle and tuck my nose right in. Taking in the smell. The smell of all the hands it has changed, all the places it has been to, all the stories it has…

Hope, Hopes To Keep Me Ticking

Isn’t it strange how despair can never leave hope alone? Like they are soulmates. How we are sure of the decisions we make, when we make them, but it hardly takes anything to dispel that surety to tatters. We are so hopeful when we make those decisions but filled to brim with despair as soon…

Blogging Challenge: 100 Days of Blogging

Ever since I started writing on this blog, that is March 2016, I have had plans to be regular with blogging. I wanted to write at least 1 blog every 2 days. I love to blog; it is truly therapeutic, in the truest sense.

She & Me

Just last night I was browsing through My Book of Dreams which is basically my ideating notebook and I found this. Scribbled in pencil across two pages.

Book Review: What Might Have Been

Strong female characters are not always the mushiest and likeable ones but they sure make for great and inspirational stories – both in life and in literature. Dana McGarry, the protagonist in Lynn Steward’s second novel – What Might Have Been, is one such.

What Am I Reading On Juggernaut This Month

I started reading books with paperbacks/ hardcovers and that magic has never waned off. The magic of paper, the magic of that magical smell 🙂 But with the digital revolution how can readers not find new modes to read more, especially the voracious ones 😉 In came kindle app and then kindle device. In continuation with project…

Dear Devaswom Board, Suit Up!

Religion needed a face so they made statues of gods, Gods were to be the face of the shield so they made Yama the face of fear, But the shield did not work in its own courtyard, Yama sat wordlessly as his creators killed, Putting the blame on him and the shield, slying away blame…

Before A for Apple, Teach How The Apple Came Home

The other day, I and a friend went to ISKON, Bangalore and later took a stroll to the exit side of Orion Mall, nearby. While I was mesmerised by the gigantic concrete structure of World Trade Tower, I saw her clicking pictures of a tree which stood a bit farther from us. She told me she…

God Dishes Out, Man Distinguishes Out

Another 400-year old tradition has been broken! Good. How much does it change anything?  Have you heard the story of this place called Shani Shingnapur in Maharashtra? Well, the story of the place and its most famous religious tourist attraction is something that I will tell you some other time, this post is not about that. The story I…

Girl, Don’t Forget You Are A Woman

24 year-old actress found dead. Suicide suspected.  Ever since the news broke out on April 1, 2016, that television actress Pratyusha Banerjee has committed suicide at her Mumbai residence, the internet has been breaking. There have been many speculations floating around as to why she took this extreme step. Right from trouble in love paradise…

Bangalore Diaries #5: The House Visits

In this e-com age where we do everything, from buying clothes to buying grocery, from the comforts of our chairs, not-so-thankfully we still have to go and see houses and meet the flatmates to decide wether we would like to move in or not. Yeah, I am new to Bangalore. My best friend in the…

Crows Are Evil, Kachra Valas Are Inauspicious and We Are?

I stay in a lovely little apartment in Koramangala, Bengaluru. We have a teeny weeny balcony, not big enough for us to sit around and sip coffee in the evenings but big enough for our plants to strut their earthy beauty. Our balcony has some other visitors too. Indian hindus and in many other cultures…