Almost two decades ago, my father gifted me, ‘The God of Small Things’ written by Arundhati Roy. The book was immensely popular, a copy was peeping out of every prominent window of the bookstores or was happily waving at you … Continue reading Zindagi ki Talkhiyaan (The Bitter Life)
“Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship.” Margaret Mead I don’t have a sister. And to be honest, I am quite jealous of sisters. I miss … Continue reading Sisterly Love and Novels
‘Every woman should have four pets in her life….a mink in her closet, a jaguar in her garage, a tiger in her bed, and a jackass who pays for everything.’ These words by Paris Hilton best possibly describe the fashionable … Continue reading Tales of Socialites
Banaras, Varanasi or Kashi is the eternal city that has always existed and will ever exist. It is the most sacred and revered city in the Hindu culture. Mark Twain wrote, “Benaras is older than history, older than tradition, older … Continue reading The Brocade of Life and Death- Banaras
Are you the one who is tired of hearing words like overweight, on the heavy side, plus sized and chubby? I didn’t use the word fat. No, I didn’t. I can never use this word. Are those buttery, flaky, nutty … Continue reading A Nonfat Latte and a Fiction, please!
The part of the world where I was born, the advent of autumn signifies the end of grueling hot summer and lonely and dark monsoons. It is the beginning of the season of festivals where people across celebrate the universal Mother Goddess called as Navratri or Durga Puja. Autumn ends with the festival of lights called Diwali. In the part of the world where I live now, autumn or fall as it is more commonly known signifies harvest season. The weather starts getting cooler and the air crisper. Unfortunately, I don’t live in Montana or New England where I … Continue reading A cinnamon scented love letter to Autumn !
At the end of a long working day, we all want to relax, and the first thing that comes to our mind is lying on a couch and watch television. But sadly, we are living in those times where … Continue reading Cuddle up with Chick Lit this evening