I am not an adrenaline junkie and I still have to skydive and I am not even a sports person but I love doing things that set my heart thumping, I love trying new things, in short I love living my life to the fullest. Last winter I received a whopping ACL tear, meniscus tear… Read More Why I jump and ski and other stories!
Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owens is an ode to nature, to the marshes, to solitude, to living amidst challenges, to thrive and to come out making a killing! Both literally and figuratively. After starting on the book several times and not getting past even one page on the Kindle, though I surprisingly love… Read More Where the crawdads sing. A book review.
The Sahyadri Mountains or more affably called the western ghats are a range of mountains traversing across the states of Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. They arent as high and lofty as the Himalayas, the highest point at 8,842 ft as against the Himalayas, at 8848m, making them roughly a third of… Read More Traipsing across the Western Ghats!
While I flit through a dozen apps to plan my next holiday, say Club Mahindra, Kayak, Calendar, Booking.com, Air BnB, Tata Neu, Taj Properties, am finding this term flashing all over Mobile-only price. With increasing apps becoming phone based, yes I am talking about Instagram the phone is getting irreplaceable and the personal computer? Defunct.… Read More Mobile-only life!
Emilia Jones, Troy Kotsur, Marlee Matlin and Daniel Durant create an endearing family that is bound by several trials of life, one being that of a disability of hearing. But this Oscar-winning movie touches all the right chords, it had me in splits and then it has me tearing up and in the end it… Read More Why everyone should watch CODA.
There is so much joy, pride In very happily staying live Carefree, blithe, living aloud In a massively puffy cloud No reason to whine arraign Jouissance runs in our veins Cheer is as cheer does shine It makes the world spin fine Little trickles of sparkle and twine Tie up the best there is in… Read More Straight-Dive at Thirty-five!
Curated by the Reves art gallery, in Bangalore, set in a delightful setting by the pool at Taj Westend, with a book in my hand, the evening was a picture of literally all of my favourite things. Here are a few of the works that caught my attention. Vaikuntam is evergreen ofcourse, but two pieces… Read More An evening in art!
Tucked away in the leafy bylanes of Basvanagudi, Svasa Homes plays home to this delightful abode, an apartment sprinkled with a aesthetic and a vibe that transports one to the best of India. It is incredible really, like the country it takes deep inspiration from. Peppered with Chettinad columns and adorned with beautiful paintings from… Read More A home for the soul!
2010 was a big year for me, a huge move across the Indian Ocean, the starting at a world-famous architecture firm that does smart projects across the globe with a work ethic like no other, but more importantly the granting of my architecture license by the Council of Architecture. It has been twelve years hence… Read More Twelve Years an Architect
The iconic Secunderabad Club was established on the 26th day of April in 1878 and that makes it today about 144 years old. What a figure for a building! That number itself catapults it to the echelons of history, making it a part of the rich heritage of Hyderabad and in turn of the country.… Read More And it burns.
Last weekend I had the pleasure of putting my hands and mind to a new style of acrylic art, minus the paint brushes and with an addition of a pouring medium. Fluid art has caught on a new flight along with alcohol ink art and resin art, all these three forms of art do away… Read More Fluid is the new solid.
I have for the longest time in my life been against alcohol anything, well until COVID came along and then had me all-embracing the humble iso-propyl alcohol. In high school chemistry I particularly aced organic chemistry and should have found my inkling then, but two decades later I have isopropyl alcohol on my desk again.… Read More Alcohol art inc.