Of Lampshades and Love – A Valentine D.I.Y

Of Lampshades and Love – A Valentine D.I.Y

Well, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. That means dinner dates, suits and stilettos, cuddles and whispered nothings; basically, it is the happiest day of the year for Cupid!

Now, I’m not a true romantic; I’d probably spend whatever is salvaged of the day with my family, meet a couple of girlfriends for a bridal fitting, and catch a movie or a bite to eat with the S.O. Hence, gifting is out of the question for me. But I know that some of you out there are frantically searching for the perfect gift for him/her. Continue reading “Of Lampshades and Love – A Valentine D.I.Y”

Oriental Lovin’

Oriental Lovin’

Oriental cuisine in India has been completely customized to suit our desi palette – spices and the like dilute the authenticity and uniqueness of the foods of the region. Nonetheless, I relish them and continue to search for more places that can feed my oriental craving! In this quest, I came across a few restaurants in Bangalore that have created a favourable impression on me; places that I would definitely visit over and over again. Continue reading “Oriental Lovin’”

Pass the Pasta!

Pass the Pasta!

Good food isn’t hard to come by; it takes patience, knowledge of the right places and mostly, luck. My food journey has led me to different restaurants and eateries that have left me amazed, delighted, disappointed and sometimes, irate. In remembrance of that food – related roller coaster, I write this post, and I write about my tryst with pastas; and no, I’m not going to include the usual ones that we all love from Sunny’s. Continue reading “Pass the Pasta!”

Bookmarked! – D.I.Y

Bookmarked! – D.I.Y

Looks like the D.I.Y bug is here to stay a while, and I intend to exploit it. Bring out the glue guns!

I love books, and what better way to proclaim my love than by adorning them with some handmade bookmarks! They’re super easy to make, and some of them look quite pretty! All you need is some thick paper, a pair of scissors, a dollop of glue and your imagination. Continue reading “Bookmarked! – D.I.Y”

Is this what freedom tastes like? Slightly bitter, don’t you think?

August 15- a happy and proud day for us Indians. 67 years ago, our country received independence from a 90 year rule under the British Raj. Our freedom fighters, soldiers and several other men and women laid down their lives, so India and her future children could be free from oppression and foreign rule. And every year on August 15, we remember their sacrifice and their valiant effort. Continue reading “Is this what freedom tastes like? Slightly bitter, don’t you think?”

Only Engineer or Doctor. Otherwise, fish monger.

This is not a generalization; this is the truth. Some might say that there is a slight shift in this paradigm, but the fact still remains. Our parents still prefer we become something science-y, but this is limited to the two professions they say are undoubtedly the best – Engineering and Medicine. Continue reading “Only Engineer or Doctor. Otherwise, fish monger.”

‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review

‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review

A few months ago, my family took a trip to Delhi and Agra to physically see the place where my Dad was posted. You see, he’s a bank employee, and those buggers just love tossing people around to every state this country has. Anyway, we decided to visit the Agra fort. Beautiful architecture! I think everyone needs to witness this monument and be awed by its sheer size and design. Continue reading “‘The Twentieth Wife’ +’The Feast of Roses’ – An enthusiastic review”

Traffic rules? What are those?

I was travelling back home from the I-Day flower show, and as totally expected, I was caught in a traffic jam a few meters before a signal. Typical, I thought. So I waited patiently next to a footpath and attempted to defy gravity by trying to balance my bike on its stationary wheels. Yes, I amuse easily. Continue reading “Traffic rules? What are those?”