Friday Fiction, Latest 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.

BookView, Latest 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

Friday 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

Latest post, Stay, Travel Tales, 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

BookView, Latest post

#BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I had managed to read The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri on my recent vacation and I was blown away by the bittersweet nuances of human relationships and eccentricities in each and every story in this wonderful short collection of stories.… Read More #BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Gratitude List

#Gratitude: If you stumble, make it part of the dance

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: If you stumble, make it part of the dance

BookView, Latest post

#BookReview-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

I have a thing for World War 2 fiction and this one was sent to me by a friend who knows my bookish choices well. Set in Eastern Europe, it tracks the horrors of Hitler’s and Stalin’s growing influence which falls on this tiny European country whose residents are evacuated and sent off to the Arctic circle to die.… Read More #BookReview-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Tree love

#Thursdaytreelove: The Chinar tree is unique in every season

Thursday tree love is a fortnightly feature on Parul’s blog where we share a picture of a tree that fascinated us. Join us in this blog linky on alternate Thursdays and share your pics too.… Read More #Thursdaytreelove: The Chinar tree is unique in every season

BookView, Latest post

How to write a great Book Review: 12 cool tips

What is a Book Review? A Book Review is intended as an expression of a critical and honest opinion of the review writer about the book. In no way is it just a brief summary of the book or just presenting the author’s view/intent in writing it. The review is written to evaluate the contents… Read More How to write a great Book Review: 12 cool tips

BookView, Guestblog, Latest post

#BookReview: The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam

Today I welcome on the blog Shilpa Garg and she is presenting her review of the fast paced fiction she read recently – Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam. … Read More #BookReview: The Bestseller She Wrote by Ravi Subramaniam

Gratitude List, Latest post

#Gratitude-New Beginnings in January 2020

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-New Beginnings in January 2020

BookView, Guestblog, Latest post

#BookReview-Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale [Guestpost ]

Today on the blog is Sunita Rajwade from Mumbai who has reviewed Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale for us. This one seems to be quite an interesting read. Lets see what you think of it.… Read More #BookReview-Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale [Guestpost ]

BookView, Guestblog, Latest post

#BookReview-Glow by Vasudha Rai [Guestpost ]

Today I welcome on my blog Shilpa Gupte who has very kindly reviewed the book Glow By Vasudha Rai. This book talks about health and beauty tricks via our humble kitchen ingredients and other Indian herbs and spices.… Read More #BookReview-Glow by Vasudha Rai [Guestpost ]