AtoZ, KochiTravelDiaries, New Post, Travel

[K] Kathakali in Fort Kochi, Kerala | 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

Books, Fantasy Fiction, New Post, Women authors, Young Adult

The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

“We are all stardust and stories.”― Erin Morgenstern, The Starless Sea This year I was somehow gifted The Starless Sea by three bookish friends. While one copy I gifted back to one of them, I now have one more spare to gift out to someone who wants it. Just need the Covid situation to get better for… Read More The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern |Book Review|

AtoZ, New Post, RajasthanTravelStories, Travel

[B] The Body Art in Bikaner, Rajasthan | 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

New Post, Stay, Travel, UttarakhandTravelDiaries

The Chirping Orchard resort in Mukteshwar | Travel Review |

Read my travel review of the Chirping Orchard resort in Letibunga, Mukteshwar hills in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. The property has some gorgeous views of the Himalayan mountain ranges all around it.… Read More The Chirping Orchard resort in Mukteshwar | Travel Review |

Books, New Post, Women authors

Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

“There are stories that may be told aloud, and stories that must be told in whispers, and there are stories that are never told at all.”― Diane Setterfield, Once Upon a River I had picked up reading or rather listening to this book on the Audible for the book prompt of the TBRCHALLENGE2020 – #6 a book… Read More Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield | Book Review |

Earth, Tree love

The Silver Trumpet Tree in its Golden Magnificence | #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 The Silver Trumpet Tree in its Golden Magnificence | #ThursdayTreeLove |

Fiction, New Post

The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

I am inspired by this cluster of the Bhadraksha trees in the colony park whose roots certainly appear sinister to me. I hope I have been able to evoke the right emotions with this piece of fiction.… Read More The Dirty Half a Dozen Mobsters | Fiction Writing |

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, Fantasy Fiction, New Post, Women authors, Young Adult

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