Go Goa!

I was completing my work stuff and striking off items from my ‘To be done’ list today while listening to music online when I stumbled upon Bob Marley’s ‘Stir me up’ song and immediately lost my train of thought. The music and voice behind it transported me to Bob Marley shack in Candolim Beach, Goa….

That time of the year again…

Karvachauth is here again. It is a festival celebrated by north Indian women by fasting from sunrise to moonrise for the long life of their husbands. From childhood I have seen my mother and grandmother observe this, having not even a drop of water entire day. For most of my lifetime I have even participated…

Walk down a disastrous lane

I have realized from quite long that I must lose weight but it was only recently that I forced myself to start taking some measures to achieve the goal. Working from 10 to 6 and then 8 to 10 leaves me completely drained out to do any exercise or go to the gym. So, one…

Book Review: ‘Delhi’

First Published in: 1990 Author:  Khushwant Singh Story line and Review: The author takes us through different times and scenes that Delhi has witnessed – the era of Mughal emperors, Sufi poets, the British era, Hindu Muslim conflict, assassination of Gandhi, the 1984 sikh riots and few other historical events. The events are not in a…

Book Review : ‘Mistletoe on the 34th Street’

First Published in: 2016 Author:  Lisa Dickenson Storyline and Review: I am not really a ‘Romantic’ novel person and that too contemporary but it was around Christmas that I picked this up. Although it seemed like the perfect pick that time I was able to get around to it now in July. The story is about Olivia…

Book Review : ‘Frankenstein’

First Published in: 1818 Author:  Mary Shelley Storyline: An adventure buff along with the team of a captain and sailors were sailing towards the north pole when one day after many days they had spent sailing they encounter a lost man sailing alone, his boat destroyed, they take him in, offer him to stay with…

Book Review : ‘Asura: Tale Of The Vanquished’

First Published in: 2012 Author: Anand Neelakantan Storyline: Story begins with Ravana lying in pool of blood having lost the battle with Rama, looking back at his life from childhood until that day. Childhood, when he was a young boy living in poverty with his mother, two brothers and a sister despite his step brother…

Book Review : The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad

First Published in: 2016 Author: Twinkle Khanna Storyline: First story is about Lakshmi Prasad who finds a unique way for women to preserve their individuality, independence and dignity which led her village to celebrate the birth of every girl born. It is so clever that the author chose the name ‘Lakshmi’ but you will understand…

Digging our own grave – are we?

With increasing competition, all businesses are eager to use automation wherever feasible to reduce time to market, increase efficiency and decreasing manual effort and errors. Many industries boast of coming up with new and better automation techniques which will ultimately help investors get maximum profits. But as a worker in one of these industries I…

Weekend getaway from Bangalore

Bangalore is an amazing city, no doubts about it. But what makes it better apart from its pleasant weather is that it is practically in the middle of South India, so no picturesque place is far enough – whether it’s the sunny beaches on the east coast or the chilly hills of western ghats. One…

The Joy of Reading

Our generation and the ones coming after are severely underestimating the joy of reading. With social media taking up the free time that was earlier used to read a book, reading has been left behind. Reading for relaxation has become so rare that every time we read we post it on Instagram with hashtags like…