“I’ve never met a man I didn’t like.” So said Will Rogers. And that feeling of like is the start to the embodiment of human kindness. Presenting to you my latest “The Kind Roastery and Brewery” that has its ethos much aligned to mine. Subtle and fine, it has in its climes 50 shades of… Read More Project focus 05: The Kind Roastery and Brewery.
Today I’d like to introduce you to the protagonist of my book Viara Wodeyar. A feisty, beautiful and congenial royal. Also a figment of my imagination. Here’s an excerpt from the book that captures her beginning. Just like the book, she is a work in progress. ***** Deft, svelte, and sharp Viara Wodeyar graduated with… Read More Viara Wodeyar
A good day to you all, and a very good day to all the women in the house. While I love everyday, I enjoy celebrating women’s day especially because a lot of the invites or wishes that I received today are in pink, and pink is unabashedly my favorite color so at a point I… Read More Wooman wooman woman!
The last three weeks have been crazy, for me, not so much on an outward journey but on a very inwardly note. There have been many happenings that fill me up but at the turn of their digestion, I have learnt the art of being unbothered. The calm that comes with it is something that… Read More The big If
And here I am again visiting the first capital of the British India empire, twelve years later. A lot seemed to have happened to me and then of course to Calcutta. The city that remained the capital till 1911 when the British shifted the Capital to Delhi and roughly 100 years later changed its name… Read More Kolkata 2.0
Being vegan or rather turning vegan occurred to me when I watched a documentary film titled, “Forks over Knives”, who’s basic premise was eating plants and plant-based and hence using a fork wins over eating meat which primarily requires knives. The film was so darn engrossing and informative that being vegan made total sense to… Read More The Kind Diet
“Veda loves Shillong so much, she’s come here for the third time,” said Ibynta. “Ibyn I love you not Shillong so much, that I’ve come here for the third time,” said Veda. And thus even though I abhor going to the same place twice, just like lightening does not strike the same place twice, yeah… Read More Shillong 3.0
Spread over an area of about 430 square kilometers, the Kaziranga National Park located in the Indian state of Assam a treat to the eyes apart from of course being a World Heritage Site. Home to a majority of the one-horned Rhinoceros, it is also home to the country’s National animal, the Royal Tiger. The… Read More Kaziranga National Park
Parineet Wakhru could still hear the stadium cheers long after the match. The joy of winning was one thing but the sounds of cheers absolutely another thing. Football was in his heart long before he became a prodigy. Winning India a place at the FIFA was not on his agenda but it just happened. The… Read More Cheering on charity
Maria looked at the ceiling for what seemed an eternity. It was the tenth day continuously that sleep evaded her. Life was not what she expected it to be and these days felt more long drawn and unreal. The hopes that she had as a young girl seemed clearly dashed as her internal and external… Read More Hoping off Hope
Tobias skipped over two stones and splashed his feet in the stream of water hopping on a leg before breaking into a complete sprint. A dashing 5-year old, he had all the energy on his life running through his veins. A very happy-go-lucky affable child, he loved being in the great outdoors as they call… Read More Fairy faith
The story of Padmavati, the Queen of Chittor is very popular. Not only because she outwitted the beastly emperor Alauddin Khilji, but also because she committed Sati, an act of self-immolation to protect oneself from imminent brutality from the enemy. While it may seem difficult to end one’s life and it sure takes courage, at… Read More Fort-Itude