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
This is a story of the summer of 1991 when I was about 11 years old and was visiting Nani and Nanu at their then home. To understand the story it is important to understand the layout of the place and listen to Elvis Presley. The house was on a plateau on a hill that was surrounded by tall majestic mountains covered with pine forests. … Continue reading The summer in the house on the hill
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
People have been asking me what I have been doing for the past 20-odd days having been pretty much off-radar. Well, here it is. The sum total of my travels, put up for the perusal of one and all. Mother Google believes that this path can only be traversed by car or by foot. 56 hours by car. Doesn’t seem too long, does … Continue reading Time to travel!
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
So, the walk in the fields is over and I am back in the bustling city of Bangalore. It was a glorious, lazy three months of shopping, gossip, friends, reading books and eating out in Palampur. Didn’t walk as much as I would have wished and didn’t draw at all but still was just so busy all the time with friends and family. It was … Continue reading Summer in Palampur
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
This is about the favourite place on Earth for me. When I am old and wrinkled I want to be here in my little house, with a nice red roof, Sit in the sun on cold winter mornings, go to Nani’s house for a chat, And see the beautiful mountains, hopefully without the horrible mesh of electrical wires Something like this And go for long … Continue reading Of home in Himachal