I’ve always wanted to have an outdoor space that looks green, serene and makes me feel zen. I’ve admired the tons of pictures of a Buddha-themed garden on my phone for ages now. I took my time seeing, observing, reading, creating a plan and picking the right stuff that finally brought my dream garden to fruition. […]
Wishing everyone a Happy Sankranthi / Pongal and Lohri
I’ve always loved reading. Books enrich our lives in many ways. They can help us unwind and recharge, provide strength and encouragement during difficult times, and provoke feelings of empathy, anger, delight, and sadness. As I’ve grown older, I lean towards reading more non-fiction, biographies and memoirs. But there’s always room for some good fiction. […]
Does anyone remember that awkward scene around the dinner table from the 1999 movie ‘Notting Hill’ where this pigtailed girl who Hugh Grant’s character William Thacker is set up with introduces herself as a Fruitarian? Keziah : No thanks, I’m a fruitarian. Max : I didn’t realize that. William : And, ahm: what exactly is […]
Diwali is not just a time when people clean, declutter, illuminate and decorate their homes. It can also be a time for reflection, a time to re-visit and judge impartially, ones thoughts, actions and words and to rid oneself of the darkness and negativity that dwells within. As lamps and fireworks illuminate different corners of […]
It’s Karva Chauth today and I’ve got Mehndi on my palms this year too and going to be on an all-day fast. No water even! And going to break the fast at moonrise which is expected at 8:40 pm in Bangalore today. Phew! That’s a good 24-hour fast. The things people do for love! Apart […]
Here’s wishing you a very happy Onam. Hope you too are looking forward to the Onam Sadhya Plantain meal as much as I am.