Veg Platter @ TGI Fridays

The one thing Thank God It’s Friday knows how to do, aside from capitalizing on the emotional quotient attached to the weekend that most working people can relate to, is that they know how to cook. And not just non-vegetarian food. That’s true, folks! I ate vegetarian at TGIF and it was Gooood. I have…

So, How’s Work?

A writer draws inspiration from everywhere. You cannot experience everything that everyone is experiencing all alone in the limited time you have on our magnificent planet, but you can be nosy and annoy people who have explored and experimented till you can fake their experience when you share their experience with those more ignorant than…

Freaky Fridays

So you have no plans Friday, or worse have plans that you don’t want to have, but *phew* can luckily manage to get out of… That in itself is an achievement but as you get ready for your cherished solo, no pants and pizza party, an ominous feeling creeps in. You aren’t quite in the…

Epic Bachelorette Party Speeches

The day when the guys and the girls celebrate separately are gone like Ned Stark’s memories. Unless you develop superpowers they are not coming back. So what usually follows is singing, dancing, and if you’re lucky alcohol, also what minions believe is their right, public humiliation of both the bride and the groom. If you…

Madhubani Painting

The traditional art of Bihar, India is only something to be attempted by the brave for it takes more patience than the entire millennial and Gen Z has combined. The result, as is true of everything that is often referred to as fruits of hard labor, is just as sweet or pleasing to the eye…

Russian Matryoshka Dolls

When you’re headed to Russia and are in a benevolent, sometimes synonymous with stupid, enough to say “What should I get for you?” You will often learn of a stone called Amber because of human being’s ceaseless magpie like fascination with shiny objects. Also, because Russia is the producer of ninety percent of the world’s Amber….

Testing the Law of Attraction

Law of Attraction states “That which is like unto itself is drawn” which basically means like attracts like. But is it real? Does it work? How does it work? What you mean it works if you believe in it? Yeah. It is enough to drive anyone crazy, even those delusional enough to believe in unicorns, magic,…

Underwater Photography

I still haven’t learnt the clandestine art of taking my Nikon 5100 underwater, however, the common problem where the camera lens becomes visible in the reflected in the glass is avoid because of the skillful planning of the Aquarium staff. There is little or no light within the passages, and the reason you aren’t lucky…

My Old Friend The Elephant

When I was a kid our school ignorantly included in it’s syllabus a small poem about an Elephant was adopted and became friends with a little kid. Most young children learn by rote and then resolutely forget such poems as soon as their exams are over. The trouble with kids like me is that we…

Cheesecake Adventures

Holding Rank #1 is eternally the Turquoise Villa Cheesecake in Ahmedabad but the Magic Baked New York Cheesecake from Big Chill, New Delhi comes a close second. Especially if it has been a culmination of driving from cafe to cafe, through North, West, East and South Delhi to find that perfect cheesecake you tasted eons…

Light in Dark Places

Every good photographer knows that light is one of the most important factors when taking a picture. Whether they know this instinctually, via ample reading or as a result of years of practice is immaterial. This also happens to be one of the reasons sunsets and lanterns make for a large component of exhibitions. A…

How To Be A Kid Again

Remember when you were little and were excited and enthusiastic about everything? The world was your oyster and you couldn’t wait to find your pearl. It’s a little tragic that the first feeling you have when you enter a hotel room isn’t “Let’s jump on the bed!” Nostalgic already? A little sad? Want to cry…