Bring in the New Year Sleeping!

Pick your a flavour! Any one! Then make a milkshake and when you are feeling super proud of yourself for all those deadly calories you’ve fought off your body, go to sleep! Yes, that’s right! That’s what I said! But think about it! What better way to bring in the new year than by sleeping?…

Butterflies and Magic

I was sitting wistfully in my garden, minding my own business when a beautiful butterfly wandered in, pretty as you please. Like most digitally obsessed young folks of my generation I pulled out my smart iPhone and proceeded to chase the poor soul from tree to tree. At long last my nobler self surfaced and…

A Really Good Workout!

Think of all the chocolatey sinful cakes, candy and cookies you’ve had for Christmas. I wonder where they end up… Sad as it is, I have not yet found that magical cheesecake that you can eat and still not gain any weight, but chances are high in winter. Thankfully, I am one of those fortunate…

Making Old Traditions New Traditions

Ever been bored out of your mind! All the fun things you and friends practised religiously now seem such a drag! I discovered an awesome way to spice up your life, but this is only for the Brave! Open your favourite search engine and type “Strange traditions”. You may add “New Year”, “Halloween”, “Birthday” or…

When You Discover Just How Crazy You Are!

If it’s your friend’s birthday, and you decide that they should be reminded of it every five minutes. Then I decided to take it one step further and tell all strangers around as well. I found that staff serving at cafés, can counters of grocery stores and liquor stores are Darlings in how eager they…

A Day of Eating, Laughing and Presents

A few photographs deserve exclusive posts and a few days deserve exclusive photographs. I asked my brother to steal a Christmas Tree for me, unforeseen circumstances had prevented us from buying one. He blatantly refused to assist me in my madness. A helpless girl cannot undertake such daring ventures on her own and so my…

Beautiful Pictures on Christmas Morning!

I’m not the best photographer on the planet, though it pains me to say it, but I do have a pretty good understanding of composition and there are some photographs which make themselves so obvious that they feel like a gift from the Great Almighty Himself. Had it been any other time, I would have…

Christmas Eve!

Come Christmas, come awesomeness! It is there everywhere! A lot of it commercialised but we don’t really care about that! It snows in very few places in India, so fake snow had now become a part of our culture. There are pretty trees and singing and Santa hats everywhere. Each member of the family has…

Wondering Why Sylvia Plath Put Her Head in the Oven?

“Kiss me, and you will see how important I am” – Sylvia Plath One of my “I hate girls” six year old cousin would disagree, vociferously, and we began to wonder why someone who knows how important they are would try putting their head in the oven. After strict instructions to those two young ones…

The Kid Who Collects Receipts!

Being the benevolent ray of sunshine that I am, I decided to take my little cousins and my big cousins out for ice-cream. I generously let them order what so ever their hearts desired, not once hinting at the less in-demand flavours. My six year old brother’s odd choice was an empty ice-cream cone, and…

Where Rainbows End!

The luckiest girl in the world was gifted Roses today. Someone who loves flowers knows it’s imperative that they be placed in water. It is a matter of their survival! When I placed my vase on the window sill next to my desk, the most magical thing happened! The grooves on the transparent glass had…

A Book You Would Ignore a Boy For!

The rule is that when you walk into the book shop, you buy five books and sit and read five books for free. Yes, there are those exceptional and not to mention rare bookstores that let you do that. If there is someone nagging you, you may leave after exploring one other world, but only…