Daryaganj Sunday Book Market

Being a bibliophile in India means that one is forever looking for good deals on books. The Daryaganj Sunday Book Market has been on my must-visit list for decades now. The idea of pavements filled to overflowing with books at throwaway prizes and being sold according to weight conjures such a picture of book-heaven in one’s mind that everything else pales in comparison. So, when … Continue reading Daryaganj Sunday Book Market

Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

That was me this Valentine’s Day.It was just one of those days. Today, I look back at it with a shake of my head and an indulgent smile. Well, almost. Well, it started off with my well-meaning intention to visit a beauty salon. My beauty regime is so sparse that it is practically non-existent by normal womanly standards. I use a moisturizer on my face … Continue reading Valentine’s Day, 2015 – One of those days

The ‘Desi’ Veggie Delight

These are ‘desi’ Capsicum. ‘Desi’ in reference to vegetables implies that they are non-hybrid and just as god intended them to be. Each of these little darlings measures about 1.5- 2 inches in height compared to the capsicum that we get in the markets here which is about 4-5 inches tall. The tall ones literally taste like water while these tiny little ones carry a … Continue reading The ‘Desi’ Veggie Delight

Bangalore Literature Festival 2014

The Bangalore Lit Fest is really shining this year with a panel of guest speakers on topics ranging from horror to politics to Bollywood to music. It is definitely a more eclectic viewing this year than the one before. The venue is the same as last year, the grounds of the Crowne Plaza, and is beautiful and serene. The landscaped gardens with the small, artificial … Continue reading Bangalore Literature Festival 2014

The troubles of being a North-Indian woman in Bangalore

satire noun   1. the use of humour, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.   “the crude satire seems to be directed at the fashionable protest singers of the time”         synonyms  :  mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature I moved to Bangalore from a small … Continue reading The troubles of being a North-Indian woman in Bangalore

On becoming a working woman again…

This week I started a new job after almost 5 years of staying at home. To say my system has gone into ‘sleepwalk’ mode will not be wrong. Waking up at 6 o’clock in the morning seems impossible. Worse is, the haggling with the irascible auto-wallah‘s of Bangalore to take you to your destination without fleecing you dry. I am hoping to get into the … Continue reading On becoming a working woman again…