Age of the Anti-hero!

Dear Readers, How have you been? Hope you had a good week, if not a great one. Today's post is something I have been wanting to write for many days now. Last week I watched 'Haseen Dilruba' - a Bollywood Crime Thriller that I really enjoyed. As always my focus was on the story which … Continue reading Age of the Anti-hero!

What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever read?

Dear Readers, A feast for your mind in today's post. Beautifully written lines, like poems, have always had a lasting impression on me. Analogies, metaphors and sometimes simple prose written with a creative touch. It has the same effect on me as popping a piece of Belgian chocolate into my mouth at the end of … Continue reading What’s the most beautiful thing you’ve ever read?

Why we Judge?

Hello Dear Readers, How have you been? Weekend already! This week surely did pass by in a jiffy. Something a little heavy to ponder over the weekend. Hope you like it. If you're a fairly broad-minded person who strives to be more accepting and kind towards others, you might have found yourself in a battle … Continue reading Why we Judge?

A Snippet of Shikhandini in Kannada!

Dear Readers, Hope you're doing well. On popular demand, the synopsis of my book Shikhandini was translated to Kannada by a dear friend Anushree who happens to be an avid reader of both Kannada and English novels. She is an amazing storyteller with a beautiful voice. She has her very own podcast where she takes … Continue reading A Snippet of Shikhandini in Kannada!

Loving People, Loving Things

Hello, Lovely readers, Back with another thought-provoking post. Spencer W. Kimball once said “Love people, not things; use things, not people”. At first glance, this quote feels like the answer to everything that is going wrong in this world. Yet, like all great philosophical learnings, it is easier said than done. As humans, we tend … Continue reading Loving People, Loving Things

Respectfully Feared or Respected out of Fear?

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear - Albert Camus. When I was in high school I had a teacher, Mrs B, who taught us English. A soft-spoken, gentle-natured woman whom I had never heard shouting at or punishing any student for the three years that she taught us. Even the most notorious … Continue reading Respectfully Feared or Respected out of Fear?

Quantity, Quality and Mere Joy

Most famous artists (any artist) stick to the mantra of 'Quality over Quantity'. They call it 'Slow Mastery'. There are some popular pieces of art and sculpture that took decades to complete. Fine art as they call it. Auguste Rodin’s La Porte de l’Enfer or The Gates of Hell took 37 years to complete. Leonardo … Continue reading Quantity, Quality and Mere Joy

Telltale Pictures: Unconditional Love

Dear Readers, Hope you are doing well. It has been a while since I last posted here and many of you have dropped messages asking me the reason for my absence. It makes me happy that you guys enjoy reading my blog and look forward to it every week. Apologies for not posting much this … Continue reading Telltale Pictures: Unconditional Love

Five Words That Should Have Never Been Invented

Hello Dear Readers, How have you been? Something different for this week. Words and I are old friends. My love for beautiful words developed early. As a child, I vividly remember 'Miracle' was my favourite word. It was not just the meaning but the way the word rolled on the tongue when I said it. … Continue reading Five Words That Should Have Never Been Invented

Telltale pictures: Life Finds a Way

Last year, around this time, if somebody came up to me and told me that we had only a few more months to live the way we did and soon things were going to change drastically. That we would have to start spending our holidays and weekends confined to our houses and go without eating … Continue reading Telltale pictures: Life Finds a Way