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 →

When My Sister Gave Birth & I Became A Parent!!

I am the youngest in our family of four. With a gap of nearly 7 years between siblings, there’s often a lot of pampering involved and I was no different. I grew up practically with 2 mothers, my mother-mother & my sister-mother. And while I had a great childhood, by the time I grew up,... Continue Reading →

The Magical World of Enid Blyton!

A little girl, all of 9 years old, had locked herself up in her room. Her parents had been warned not to disturb her. Afterall, she had a few important meets lined up. First she had to visit Janet and her brother Peter and their 5 friends in their shed again. Their mother had promised... Continue Reading →

Isle Of Wight, United kingdom

The Isle of Wight is a gorgeous island in the English Channel, about 4 miles off the coast of Hampshire. Brimming with natural beauty, this island is a unique mix of quaint English towns, a magnificent coastline , some astounding views of the countryside with a surprising dash of modernization. If you’re planning a visit,... Continue Reading →

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