#WordyWednesday #4 – January 2017 – #BarWoWe A gust of wind howled outside sending a shiver creaking through the window shutters. Muhu peered out of the dirty window pane, squinting against the low visibility at the slivers of light appearing on the horizon now as the weak sun attempted to break through the thick… Read More #BarWoWe: The tattered faith
#ThankfulThursdays Week 13 Writing this post for #ThankfulThursday prompt by Amrita as it made me realise how much the apps help me out to manage my tasks, without any worry of forgetting or time constraints. Though I won’t classify myself as a true gadget freak or even cell phone crazy , I do love the convenience… Read More #ThankfulThursdays : Apps everyday, keep the worries at bay
Books galore, Gulshan Gulshan While walking in down town Srinagar, I espied a charming looking book store on Residency road by the name of Gulshan Books, and immediately popped inside to browse as the shop window beckoned me with its beautifully bound tomes. It turned out to be a quaint bookstore built of wood with… Read More #KashmirTravelDiaries: Gulshan Books
#BookSlutThursday My first posting for #bookslutthursday , a hashtag that I stumbled upon via my favourite book club admin Nidhi on Instagram Reading the #IngoChronicles by Helen Dunmore – a book I picked up in a bookstore Srinagar. Almost through and will probably pick remaining 3 of the series too Dark Days Club – This book was gifted by a friend… Read More #BookSlutThursday- Week1
Three Movies I love watching movies and escaping into the make-believe world, even if for a few hours and hot buttered popcorn makes it all the better. I am going to put down three of my all time favourite movies; tough to do as I have a HUGE list of movies that I love to… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: Three movies
Four Books My mom tells me that as a toddler she noticed me being very fascinated with pictures and words in newspapers and periodicals and so decided to get me books to read whenever she could afford to. Her perception was right and something I am extremely grateful for as I dedicate my love for… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: Four Books
#FridayFotoFiction She came to the city in 2015 and cut through this park on her way to work. She noticed him on the bench – feeding the birds or reading the newspaper or chatting with the snack-stand vendor. Come rain or shine, he would be perched on this bench; very much a part of the… Read More #FridayFotoFiction: Will she see him again ?
FIVE FOODS Not just nutrition but food also provides comfort to all of us. At times of stress, guilt, heartbreak – we all seek solace in a jar of nutella or a tub of ice cream. We all have memories associated with our favourite foods and some quirky combinations that are unique to just us.… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: Five Foods
Eight Fears I hate lizards – they creep me out with their beady eyes n creepy crawling style. I am petrified of horror movies; can’t even watch a horrifying scene on tv or in a movie – change channels or close my eyes. I am legend is one movie I walked out of because of this.… Read More 10 day “You” challenge: Eight Fears
When I first watched this movie – Eat, Pray, Love – some 6 years back, I simply couldn’t relate to it and dismissed it. The book was even worse and I couldn’t get past 4-5 pages. So that was that. Cut to 2016, a lot of emotional upheavals later, I caught the tail end of this… Read More Eat, Pray, Love !!!
I have adapted a conversation from the famous movie Eat, Pray, Love to explain the concept of Dowry So, Liz is at Guru Gita’s ashram in India where she meets 18-year-old Tulsi whose parents are ardent devotees of the guru and have arranged a match for her. She is lamenting to Liz that her life… Read More Dowry – Buying your groom you mean!!! Team #Inkmagic
Diwali thy name declutter was my mantra for this year.I have had this feeling all year-long to make space in my life by clearing out not just material stuff but relationships, people and issues too. I started with making peace with what’s on my plate rather than asking for more or cribbing about what I… Read More My Diwali mantra 2016 is Declutter
#Friday Fiction Settling into the dating rhythm with Tapan over a course of two months, Naina was off in wonderland musing on the dates that had endured her till here – the funny ones, the weird ones and some which started sweet but ended badly….. If she was honest with herself, some had been the… Read More #FridayFiction: They preened, they posed and they courted – but all in vain.
Date Fate “You can’t give up now! Its been only a month Naina since you started to date,” Angie exclaimed while trying to snatch her phone to stop her from deleting her profile on the dating app. “I have had it with all these jerks and bigots with over idealistic talks who fall flat on… Read More #FridayFiction: To date or not to date is the question
#FridayFiction Juggling the paint brushes, Naina opened the door to be greeted by the florist delivery boy, yet again. This time it was an exotic arrangement of hot pink roses mixed with some white orchids and the card that read “An apology has three parts I am sorry It’s my fault And what can I… Read More #FridayFiction: Saying it with flowers is the best way!
Continuing from Naina and Tapan’s date #1 Naina’s phone buzzed the next day while she was at her salon. She checked it to see a sms from Tapan. Smiling, she began to respond. “I was wondering if I could interest you in an authentic bengali meal?” “I am clueless about this cuisine though would love… Read More #FridayFiction: I wont let you go hungry tonight, darling!
My Blogstars I recently joined the Blogchatter community to put some oomph into my blogging mojo and am I glad that I did. Being part of a blogging community (especially one as close-knit and pro-active as Blogchatter) has been a boon for that swift kick in my lazy behind to get me working on it diligently.… Read More Top 5 BlogStars I admire in recent times
#FridayFiction “You are not Pratyush?” Naina exclaimed in shock. What’s going on with this guy? “I am Vishwas and that over there is my friend Pratyush,” he said pointing to a table behind her where she could see a couple in conversation. Perplexed, she looked at her coffee companion. “Is this some sort of joke?… Read More #FridayFiction: The Great Switcheroo – part 2
#FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: I am well worth the wait Darling!
#FridayFiction Naina picked up her favourite red hibiscus iced tea from the counter and found a comfy window seat in her favourite Starbucks. She wanted to answer some of her pending emails before her date joined her. Yeah, you heard it right! She had a date with Mrigank, 37 who delved into the mysteries of… Read More #FridayFiction: Man proposes, woman disposes!