Julie & Julia – Movie Review

Let me begin by dropping a few hints on why I may possibly have liked this movie. It has food. And blogging. And women reclaiming their aspirations in life. There you go, that’s a pretty irresistible cocktail to me! Julie & Julia is a movie that revolves around the two central characters: Julia Child &... Continue Reading →

A Breath of Fresh Air

/*The below story was submitted as an entry to the Muse of the Month series of Women's Web under the prompt Normal Is Overrrated. It was chosen as one of the top 5 winners. The original piece can be found here*/ Dear Sarita, How have you been since our last letter? Nothing much has changed at my end.... Continue Reading →

A Year To Do More! – Welcome 2018!

2017 was a year of change for me. A year when I moved out of my comfort zone, travelled across seas, leaving my friends and family behind, to join my husband in his ambitions and explore new horizons for myself. It was a year that made me question what I wanted out of life, inspired... Continue Reading →

A Trip To Italy – La Dolce Vita!! – PART 2

After a spectacular time in the city of Rome (that you can read about Here), we headed towards the places of love, romance, good food and great wine – Florence and Venice…rather, Firenze and Venezia!! Day 1: Tuscany We had pre booked our train tickets to Florence to reach at the Santa Maria Novella Station... Continue Reading →

A Trip To Italy – La Dolce Vita!! – PART 1

If you are one of those CBSE kids who had to enact the play of Julius Caesar in their 10th Grade, memorizing “Et tu Brute” over and over again, or being Mark Antony and shedding bitter tears of sorrow till your audience’s eyes glistened too, if you are a Shakespeare fan or a fan even... Continue Reading →

Gender Stereotypes at Work….Yes, They Still Exist!!

This post has been published on Women's Web. You can find the piece at: http://www.womensweb.in/2017/11/gender-stereotypes-at-work-yes-still-exist/ Random thoughts a few days back led me to thinking how far we have come as a society in terms of gender equality in the workplace. Where once we had to rebel for equal pay irrespective of gender or even women’s... Continue Reading →

Half A Chocolate

“Happyyy Birrthhdayyy to youuuu” sang the class in excited tones. The birthday girl stood in front of her class in her beautiful glistening white fairy dress, all of 10 years old, grinning from ear to ear. This year, her parents had told her she could give out 2 chocolates if she wanted to! How happy... Continue Reading →

The Glass Palace – Amitav Ghosh

Some 200 pages into this 547-page-book, someone asked me what the book is about. I had no idea. And that’s my biggest complaint. But then, let’s begin with page 1 ? Rajkumar lost his family as a little boy and now, all alone in the world, he fends for himself in Mandalay. Mandalay, the site... Continue Reading →

Rusted Chains Calling Out

You Say When I Bleed. Don’t touch us. Your presence – An incarnation of Lakshmi one day and Durga the next. The harbinger of ill fate today. Don’t step into our kitchens. Your food – Brimming with heavenly deliciousness each day. Poison to our hearts today. Don’t enter our temples. Your prayers – The anchor... Continue Reading →

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