Palampur Book Club – Month of Poetry

Palampur had a welcome surprise for me this time around. It welcomed with its very own official and freshly minted book club! The book club meets every third Saturday of the month at the local Coffee Day at 11:00 am. The ladies choose a book each month and their greatest triumph has been the ability to source the books they require from Flipkart, which otherwise … Continue reading Palampur Book Club – Month of Poetry

Flavours from the Kangra Valley – A Himachali Cookbook

After ages of waiting for a book on Himachali food, I finally found one. I would have almost missed it if my uncle, who loves to cook, hadn’t saved an article from the Tribune about this new find. The book unfortunately is not available in bookstores anywhere in India and must be ordered directly through the author/publisher. I am not sure how that business model … Continue reading Flavours from the Kangra Valley – A Himachali Cookbook

The New Watercolor Project – Wild Belladonna Lilies in Spring

After months of agonizing over this watercolor painting of wild Belladonna Lilies, I have decided that I can’t really do anything to save it and since I did announce the project on WordPress, I must be honest enough to put up the result for all to view. The moment I had finished with the first wash I knew that blue was completely wrong but there … Continue reading The New Watercolor Project – Wild Belladonna Lilies in Spring

The Evolving Socio- Political views of an Army brat (Part – 1)

As I sit in my drawing-room and watch the rants on television, I think about the girl who never knew the name of a single politician except Rajiv Gandhi. I am still not very politically aware but I have picked up bits and pieces along the way. This is an attempt to organize my thoughts and put them up for further perusal in a few years time. … Continue reading The Evolving Socio- Political views of an Army brat (Part – 1)

The New Watercolor Project – Wild Belladonna Lilies in Spring

This is my new watercolor project. It is highly ambitious for me, but I am determined to give it a try. These are wild Belladonna lilies that sprout in clumps all over the countryside in Palampur  during the spring season. I got the picture of the Lilies from the internet and there are supposed to be different varieties of the same because I am sure that … Continue reading The New Watercolor Project – Wild Belladonna Lilies in Spring