Gratitude List, TLC

Every situation has an expiry date | Gratitude |

Joining with Vidya Sury in the Gratitude circle every month to share the gratitude for the joys received in the month gone by. If you have written a post too, please drop it in the comment section and I will get to it. … Read More Every situation has an expiry date | Gratitude |

Blog Challenge, Fiction, New Post

Everlasting season of dreams & defiance | Fiction |

Writing a fictional piece for the Monday Fiction with Vinitha and the prompt is Season. I have attempted to bring alive a summer day in the park in this story.… Read More Everlasting season of dreams & defiance | Fiction |

Books, Guestblog, New Post

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

An interesting peek into time honored favorite classic of Ramya Abhinand as she guest blogs about her review of this fantastic book and tells us why its her favorite.… Read More The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

Books, New Post

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Book Review |

The Priory of the Orange tree is quite an onerous read and I would recommend it to the hardiest of LOTR / GOT fans as the reading can take quite a toll. You can read more about it in my Book review.… Read More The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Book Review |

Earth, Tree love

Pink grace of the Wild Himalayan Cherry Tree |#ThursdayTreeLove |

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles. I try and find out legends and anecdotes about the trees and present them in these posts.… Read More Pink grace of the Wild Himalayan Cherry Tree |#ThursdayTreeLove |

Fiction, New Post

| Fiction | The saucy Ketchup tales of the Baisiwala sisters

Exploring the ketchup mania that runs within my family, especially the three of us. Not just as kids but as adults too we devour this humble condiment with a passion bordering on insanity.… Read More | Fiction | The saucy Ketchup tales of the Baisiwala sisters

BarAThon, Fiction, New Post

| Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

The BAR blogging group has started out with the pre-BarAThon prompts for the members to sharpen their writing style. The prompts are out every week and this is Week #3 and my take is on the prompt – Temptation… Read More | Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

Gratitude List

#GratitudeCircle: Lockdown is 100 not out and going strong

Joining with Vidya Sury in the Gratitude circle every month to share the gratitude for the joys received in the month gone by. If you have written a post too, please drop it in the comment section and I will get to it. … Read More #GratitudeCircle: Lockdown is 100 not out and going strong

Books, New Post

#BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project was sent to me by a bookish friend who knew that I am nuts about Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory and advocated this book as Sheldon falling in love. I couldn’t wait to read this book, such was my excitement.… Read More #BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove – Splendor of the Golden Rain tree

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles. I try and find out legends and anecdotes about the trees and present them in these posts.… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove – Splendor of the Golden Rain tree

Gratitude List

#Gratitude: Adjusting to a new normal has become the normal

Joining with Vidya Sury in the Gratitude circle every month to share the gratitude for the joys received in the month gone by. If you have written a post too, please drop it in the comment section and I will get to it. This month I have combined my posts for April and May into one as I was too lethargic to write one in April 2020.… Read More #Gratitude: Adjusting to a new normal has become the normal

Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove: The sacred connection of the Wood Apple tree to Lord Shiva

Thursday tree love is a forthrightly feature with Parul and it allows me to showcase the trees I meet on my walks and rambles.… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove: The sacred connection of the Wood Apple tree to Lord Shiva

Fiction, New Post

Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

In the times of Corona Virus, I have taken to get back to creative writing and this is the first installment. These stories are prompted from the photographs I had taken on my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. I would love to hear what you thought about this.… Read More Fiction writing: The together couple in the times of winter frost

Tree love

#ThursdayTreeLove: The wonder of the Star Fruit Tree

Genus: Averrhoa Carambola Common name: Star fruit / Kamrak / Carombola / Five corner I was on a tree walk in the Sundar nursery when our tree guide led us to this amazing tree. At first I couldnt believe what was there on this tree. Little bunches of fruits seemed to be sprouting directly on… Read More #ThursdayTreeLove: The wonder of the Star Fruit Tree

DIY

How to grow a SCOBY at home to brew Kombucha

In this DIY, I explain how to grow a SCOBY at home to start making Kombucha by yourself. The steps are quite easy and have tips and Dos and Donts added to it to help you grow that perfect SCOBY.… Read More How to grow a SCOBY at home to brew Kombucha

Gratitude List

#Gratitude March 2020: But still. Like air, I will rise.

Joining with Vidya Sury in the Gratitude circle every month to share the gratitude for the joys received in the month gone by. If you have written a post too, please drop it in the comment section and I will get to it.… Read More #Gratitude March 2020: But still. Like air, I will rise.

Books, New Post

#BookReview: The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris was my pick for a food book prompt but after I finished reading it, I realised it won’t do. This book was gifted to me by Jayanthy for Xmas and was a much lusted after book by me. I have decided to put it under the prompt ” A… Read More #BookReview: The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris

Fiction

Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

I am attempting to write a short story a day on some of the photographs taken during my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. Its a great way to get my creative writing mojo back and best use of time in the times of Corona Virus. Some of the stories gather “inspiration” from people I have met on this holiday, their lifestyle or simply some anecdote related around them. All characters, location and incidents are a figment of my hyper active imagination.… Read More Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

New Post, Stay, Travel, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

Travel: A walk in the clouds at Parvada Bungalows

Read about a charming boutique property in the solitude of the Himalayan ranges of Mukteshwar, owned and run by a Delhi based Hospitality professionals which will literally take your breath away.… Read More Travel: A walk in the clouds at Parvada Bungalows