The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

This was a Palampur Book Club read The Underground Railroad is the story of Cora, a slave born and brought up in an American Southern plantation and her numerous struggles and momentous decisions in life. The underground railroad is depicted as a literal underground railway system that crisscrosses all over America through underground tunnels. Obviously that was not how it worked at all, but as … Continue reading The Underground Railroad – Colson Whitehead

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

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

Experiments with exotic looking deserts – Litchi’s and Mango

In Palampur, the house in front of mine has a beautiful Litchi tree in its yard. To see the red litchi’s covering the whole little tree in summer’s was a sight for sore eyes. This year I am sure there are no litchi’s there thanks to the brigade of monkeys that have descended to our little sleepy town. Here in Bangalore there are Gulmohar and … Continue reading Experiments with exotic looking deserts – Litchi’s and Mango