Monsoon Traveling near Pune – Panchgani and Lonavla

The rain transforms her into a bride Dressed in a sparkling green ghagra choli With the white clouds, her chunari, I say, don’t be coy, please don’t hide Let me embrace you, and make you mine.. – The hills, my monsoon bride, written by Prachi I feel grateful to be able to enjoy the rain,Continue reading “Monsoon Traveling near Pune – Panchgani and Lonavla”

#10MINADAY Challenge – Day 12: An Ideal Day

If someone had asked me this question maybe just ten years ago – “What would your ideal day be like?, I would have had a very detailed and specific answer ready. But now, I feel that the word ‘ideal’ is an illusion. More of a fantastical notion than the word ‘fantasy’. So if you askContinue reading “#10MINADAY Challenge – Day 12: An Ideal Day”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – June 2021

We’re half way through 2021 already!!! Time flies..I wish the pandemic disappeared like time too though. Haven’t we had enough of this stupid virus already? As if the original virus wasn’t deadly enough, we now have beta and delta versions and country specific mutations of the virus wreaking havoc in our lives. I know I’mContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – June 2021”

Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalauddin – Blog Tour | Review + Giveaway

Synopsis From the author of Ayesha at Last comes a sparkling new rom-com for fans of “You’ve Got Mail,” set in two competing halal restaurants Sales are slow at Three Sisters Biryani Poutine, the only halal restaurant in the close-knit Golden Crescent neighbourhood. Hana waitresses there part time, but what she really wants is toContinue reading “Hana Khan Carries On by Uzma Jalauddin – Blog Tour | Review + Giveaway”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – May 2021

I wanted to stop writing these wrap up posts. I was doing a pretty good job of it so far when I don’t know, for some reason, I decided, ‘hey, lets do one of those life and reading wrap up posts again!’. Funny thing is, that I decided to stop doing those wrap up postsContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – May 2021”

Rea And the Blood Of the Nectar – Book Tour | Review

About the Book: It all begins on thenight Rea turns twelve. After a big fight with her twin brother Rohan on their birthday, Rea’s life in the small village of Darjeeling, India, gets turned on its head. It’s four in the morning and Rohan is nowhere to be found.It hasn’t even been a day and Amma actsContinue reading “Rea And the Blood Of the Nectar – Book Tour | Review”

My Reading Life : Reality and Bookstagram

I was an avid reader as a child. Then I had this whole Mills and Boons phase when I was in college. And then there was this huge decade long gap when my reading was restricted to work emails and text messages. Fast forward to 2016 when I became a mom and had a lotContinue reading “My Reading Life : Reality and Bookstagram”

Stay At Home Series – Episode 11 : From Beach Bum to Book Bum

Two years back, I would have said I was a beach bum. Not in the absolute sense of the term, but yes, at least twice a year you would find me either traveling near a water body or talking about traveling to a water body. Then towards the end of 2019, right when I wasContinue reading “Stay At Home Series – Episode 11 : From Beach Bum to Book Bum”

Book Talk Series – A Lot of Finales

I couldn’t make myself write a single post in April. There were many times when I wanted to write about hope, about being positive, about heartbreak, and struggle and frustration and anger. But every time I decided to open my laptop to do so, I couldn’t make my fingers type. I don’t believe in God,Continue reading “Book Talk Series – A Lot of Finales”