10 things that I do to be more eco-friendly

Yesterday was June 5th - the World Environment Day. It is the day when many people plant a sapling to celebrate the importance of the day. But I have often wondered if the same people will remember to water the sapling and ensure that it survives afterwards. Today, I thought of sharing a few little … Continue reading 10 things that I do to be more eco-friendly

Fibbing Friday – Proverbs with a twist!

I decided to jump on the Fibbing Friday bandwagon where we can lie and get away with it. This week, it's Di's turn to host the Fibbing Friday series. Di has asked us to complete the following popular proverbs or sayings in our own personal style, as long as it's not the truth! A stitch … Continue reading Fibbing Friday – Proverbs with a twist!

Mixed Canvas – a delightful read!

When life gives you lemons, normal people make lemonade. What do you get when you mix a bunch of children, boredom, an amazing mentor, and an unexpected-and-seemingly never-ending break? Any guesses? I'll tell you. You get something that's much better than lemonade. Gunjit Nasa, Raed Zidan, Siddarth Menon, Kriti Gupta, Shrutikaa Mukund, Mahatru Hariharan, Diya … Continue reading Mixed Canvas – a delightful read!

What if…

When combined, "what" and "if" are lethal. That's the stuff nightmares are made of. That being said, being humans, we are not immune to mistakes and regrets. Many a time, you can't help it. But some mistakes tend to eat away at your conscience, and you can't help but wish that time turners were real. … Continue reading What if…

My thoughts on ABC cancelling Castle…

Eight years ago, I was as crazy about this show as I still am. Castle was not just another cop show. I loved Castle's outlandish theories and his happy-go-lucky attitude, the perfect antithesis to Beckett's take-no-nonsense one. The entire cast was dynamic. Kate, Ryan, Espo, Martha, and Alexis had their moments too. But the highlight of … Continue reading My thoughts on ABC cancelling Castle…

A journey from snubs to spotlight

Only two things have the potential to make me haul myself off the bed at the very unearthly hour of 5 in the morning. The 'things' in question being The Academy Awards and examinations. All thanks to the nearly 13 hours and 30 minutes time zone difference between where I live and The Dolby Theatre, … Continue reading A journey from snubs to spotlight

Tragic, tragic tales

What's with tragedy and critical appreciation? They have a weird, twisted affair. I'm sure of that. I have always been confounded by the fact that some of the much-appreciated works of literature are tales so tragic, that I get depressed by the very thought of it. Consider the following works - Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, … Continue reading Tragic, tragic tales

So much for inconsequential white lies

It goes without saying, that the first exchange of words in a chance, or a priorly scheduled meeting with a friend, family member, colleague or even a mere acquaintance, will irrevocably be Them: "Hey! How are you?" In most cases, your response will be limited to any of those indicated in my "sketch" (For want … Continue reading So much for inconsequential white lies

Who are we to pass judgements?

It's easy to judge someone, without knowing what battles they might be fighting, unknown to you. Nothing hurts more than words than crawl underneath your skin. Some may be too good for their own good... so much so that they don't even dare fight back against the gross injustice meted out to them. It's easy to … Continue reading Who are we to pass judgements?

Backyard “Foes”…

25th May 2015, Trivandrum: I’m not exactly the type of person who is not intimidated by snakes. But the again, any sane person will keep their distance from these creatures. You can’t exactly blame someone for their inane self-preservation instinct, can you?! However, killing these poor creatures because they didn’t have the sense to stay away … Continue reading Backyard “Foes”…

The Essence of Ruthless Fabrication!

We have witnessed several lives patch up (now that you think of it, It has been such a rare spectacle!)  but more often than not, we’ve seen several lives fall apart at the seams all thanks to THE media glare - the only kind of glare potent enough to claim human lives. Instead of hitting … Continue reading The Essence of Ruthless Fabrication!

Ella Enchanted- Cliché all over again or Not??

Ella Enchanted is a novel by Gail Carson Levine, first published in 1997. The novel has been adapted into a movie of the same name in 2004, starring Anne Hathaway and Hugh Dancy in lead roles. This is my train of thought, upon reading the novel. I have to give a fair warning - This review contains too many … Continue reading Ella Enchanted- Cliché all over again or Not??

Great Joy – Rising Numbers!

https://www.facebook.com/savethetigerindia/photos/pb.19787703062.-2207520000.1422372494./10152703537933063/?type=1&theater It's good news for the tigers! The numbers are inching upwards. All the efforts are finally starting to pay off!  I hope the upward surge continues. We can't bear to lose these majestic creatures!  

Larger Than Life..

Very few will pass up a ticket to the cinema. No one can quite explain why they watch movies - I mean, Duh! it's something that we do, we never question our intentions behind watching movies! As far as I'm concerned, there's only the question of "Is it worth my time?". This question is inevitably … Continue reading Larger Than Life..