Begin 2023 with an exciting 12 months reading challenge involving 12 books read over 12 months and 12 book reviews to be posted on the blog by guest book reviewers. Prizes and giveaway included in this challenge. … Read More Giveaway & a Reading Challenge 2023
Read all about a quirky cafe in Fort Kochi where the food, beverages and the crowd is simply superb. Its the perfect hang out space and located very close to the beach.… Read More A Quirky cafe in Fort Kochi | Travel Tales | #atoz
Kathakali is a traditional dance of Kerala wherein (only men perform) the men dress up as mythological characters and present the tableau in form of a dance (with no words, except the music on instruments and a pre-commentary on the act about to be presented) and the performance is totally dependent on the facial expressions… Read More [K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | Travel Tales | #atoz
While visiting Shekhawati, my home stay manager suggested we check out the camel fair that takes place annually in the desert, just 40 km from Bikaner, where cattle owners come to sell their livestock and it’s quite a catwalk event as the animals are dolled up for probable sales. ⇐ Shekhawati is known to be… Read More [B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | Travel Tales | #atoz
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 |
This is the December edition of Words Matter Blog hop with Write Tribe and this month’s prompt is ” If I could give/receive one gift……… ” My take on the prompt is to take on the inner critics who hamper one’s self growth on account of prejudice.… Read More #WordsMatter: Damn those inner critics to seven circles of hell
This is the fourth edition of the Words Matter blog hop with Write Tribe and this month’s prompt is “Twenty years ago, I..”… Read More #WordsMatter- Twenty years ago I escaped from home
Is there a false sense of self entitlement in the women today? I am pondering on this today as I go over the stories I have been hearing from cab drivers about their women passengers. Are the drivers lying or the women really out to look for trouble for themselves? I would love to hear your thoughts on this.… Read More #MondayMusings: Alone girl is like an open safe!
Third prompt of Words Matter is here and this is my post for it. Reminiscing over a year almost over and how lazy/inactive I have been. Using this prompt to set up doable goals to kick start my inaction into a positive ending for the year. Looking for strong minded buddies to push me along this road… Read More #WordsMatter: Its not that time of the year without……..
I am taking part in the #WordMatter blog hop with Corinne, Shalini & Parul; we receive a prompt every month. This month’s pompt is – When it rains. I am attempting to bring out the beauty of Kashmir in the rains and this is a compilation from my many visits to the valley.… Read More #WordsMatter-When it rains, the rainbow is not far behind
August 2019 Gratitude post and I have borrowed Sheldon’s favorite word-Bazinga for it. This month didnt have any significant achievement as such but was fulfilling in so many ways. I just love doing these posts as they let me count my abundant blessings.… Read More #Gratitude- As Sheldon would say it, Bazinga!!!
Religion to me is personal; its a matter of my faith and what I believe in. There can be no hard and fast rule for human beings to pray as dictated by religious leaders or their interpretations of the holy books.… Read More #MondayMusings – Religion is a Matter of Faith
The recent atmosphere of divisive politics has been taking a toll on the Hindu-Muslim relations in our country. Every other day some instance of hate crime is reported based on religion in India. This piece is written to express my disgust with the bigots and zealots who dont seem to see Human beings and discriminate based on colour, religion and even gender.… Read More #MondayMusings – My name is Khan and I am not a terrorist!
I am participating in the #WordsMatter bloghop this month and this post is in response to the prompt Outside my Window. I am attempting fiction after ages and hope this is well received by my readers.… Read More #WordsMatter – Outside my window
Its that time of the year when one sets resolutions and WOTY! Also refelcts on the year gone by and what could be done better and what was fabulous, etc. So this is a combined post from my end to talk about all of this stuff in one go!… Read More #MondayMusings: Reflections 2018 & WOTY 2019
As I got more and more proficient at my blog, I jumped onto the blogging challenges bandwagon to promote my writing and also interact with others. After doing loads of such blog hops and marathons, I have narrowed down three that I must partake in a year.… Read More #Gratitude: Challenges for a bloggers pen -The Good!
♥ “Joie de vivre” is a French phrase that denotes living life to the fullest ♥ I cannot find a better phrase to sum the delightful month I had which flew by in a blink of the eye. Not only are we in the second half of the year, but the first month of this half… Read More Joie de vivre in July 2018 [ Gratitude ]
“No swamp; no lotus”, hit me hard when I was reading the book The art of purring by David Michie. (Correction: I had incorrectly mentioned the author as Mitch Albom) This phrase is uttered by Geshe Wangpo while he is explaining the need to practice equanimity and how to go achieve it. He outlined four… Read More [Monday Musings ] No swamp; No lotus!
Following and researching some oage old techniques for healing, led me to delve deeper into my Reiki practice as well as crystals & Chakra healing.
Read on about how I have decided to employ these techniques into my fight against Thyroid and hope to cure myself without chemicals, surgeries and other invasive procedures… Read More #ThyroScare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 3: Reiki, Crystals & Chakra Healing
What happened when I discovered I had thyroid and how I dealt with all the body changes that went with it! Read about my fight with thyroid! This is a new feature that I am starting on my blog to detail out this disease and what to look for in it – it will chronicle all my experience and learning with it. Hoping others will benefit from this knowledge!… Read More #Thyroscare – How age old healing therapies came to my rescue – Part 2: Yoga & Meditation