These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape

While shopping for books in December, I chanced upon this anthology with a vibrant cover and an interesting title. While I was amazed by the illustrations, the blurb of the book was the real charmer that inspired me to pick this book. The book promised funny, dark, richly layered debut collection of stories, something I … Continue reading These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape

Til Ke Ladoo

It's that time of the year when the freezing winters tempt us to spend as much time we can manage in the Sun. And what better way to chill out than bingeing on til ke ladoos, roasted peanuts and gazing the colorful kites fluttering in the winter breeze. With the winter solstice just round the … Continue reading Til Ke Ladoo

The Mindfulness I Mistook To Be Mindlessness

Disclaimer: I had full intentions of publishing this post on the 1st of January but somehow BSNL broadband services decided to play the controlling factor and ditched me every time I'd try to press the publish button. Another year, with 365 363 ( as it is already the 3rd day of the New Year) new opportunities … Continue reading The Mindfulness I Mistook To Be Mindlessness

A new start I chose to make before the New Year

I do not believe in making New Year Resolutions. This has been the case all my life. It's not that I do not value the power of starting with renewed zest or hesitate from taking up challenges that could change the course of my life. Instead, I believe that if I have to start something new, … Continue reading A new start I chose to make before the New Year

Christmas Rum Fruit Cake

With Christmas round the corner every heart craves for a delicious home-baked fruit cake. Though I do bake a Plum Cake and the Chocolate Walnut Cake but there is one cake that holds a prime place in my or rather my family's memories. The Rum Fruit Cake. When I was a baby around 4 to … Continue reading Christmas Rum Fruit Cake

Our Nana Was a Nutcase

At this time every year, I am eagerly noting down book recommendations to shop enough books to (almost) last me the whole year. This was when, while browsing through the list of winners of the Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016, I spotted Our Nana Was a Nutcase by Ranjit Lal. It has bagged the Jury's award … Continue reading Our Nana Was a Nutcase

Amir Khusrau – The Man In Riddles

My childhood was spent working my way through many riddles with my grandfather. Many of these riddles were skillfully crafted by my grandpa's favorite shair ~ Amir Khusrau in a way that the answer lay in the question itself.  Well-versed with reading and writing Urdu and Persian among a dozen other languages, my grandfather had … Continue reading Amir Khusrau – The Man In Riddles

These Days

After attempting the NaBloPoMo last month ( I tried my best and to my credit, I churned out 24 posts in November) I don't want to return back to blogging hibernation yet again. Luckily, I have not exhausted the topics to write about. It's just the time crunch that has been keeping me off the … Continue reading These Days