Monsoon Playlist…

The monsoon season has finally started in India (Thank God!!!) So, along with using our Umbrellas (which also doubled up as our Sun protectors in Summer), raincoats,  wearing the shoes reserved for ‘Only’ rainy season as per Mom’s strict orders, enjoying the weather by having roasted corn at the roadside stalls or sipping Masala Chai…

Just a day in our summer holidays…

“We are gonna leave you behind if you don’t hurry up Sukruth” Hithu shouted. The very next moment a shrill cry of a child pierced through the air, wailing & complaining to his mother about the injustice in the world where he was not only the only boy cousin but also the youngest one. Though…

A visit to R.K. Narayan’s house.

“What do you know about the Indian climate?”   “It is hot in summer and cold in winter”   “Stand up on the bench!” roared the teacher.    “Father, will you tell me if the mangoes were ripe?”…..Swaminathan felt strongly that the answer to this question contained the key to the whole problem. It would be scandalous…

WEEK 2…

  Welcome to the 2nd week of ‘Music Bonanza!!!’. Listed below are some of my all time favourite songs for you guys, what are you waiting for? Put on your headphones & let’s get lost in the music.   1. AYE SINAMIKA Music- AR RAHMAN Singer- KARTHIK Movie- OK KANMANI As we all know ARR…

Dear girl…

Anyone can sympathize with me when I say as to how exhausting it is to attend any wedding in summer, just thinking about that now drains me out. As I sat down tiredly in one of the few empty chairs in the wedding hall, I hadn’t noticed a group of 4 ladies behind me who…

How we spent time during Power cuts.

It was like any other summer nights in Madikeri. It was 8.30 at night, all 5 of us were at the dining table trying to chew & swallow rock hard chapatis that we had prepared in spite of our mothers disapproval. But we were giving expressions as if they were the tastiest chapatis in the…

Music Bonanza!!!

WEEK 1 When it comes to music I firmly believe in 2 things, one is ‘MUSIC HAS NO LANGUAGE‘ & the other is ‘WHEN YOU HEAR GOOD MUSIC, YOU SHARE‘, haha. So from now onwards on every Sunday I will be sharing with you all some of my all time favourite songs. I look forward…

Battle for the Lotus Pond.

From this post onwards I will be chronicling the mischiefs that we 5 cousins- Kruthiakka, Sambramakka, Hithyshi, me & Sukruth were up to during our summer holidays at our Granny’s place in Madikeri. If you guys are interested in knowing about the personalities of my co-conspirators you can read it by clicking here— ‘Summers in…

Summers in Madikeri…

I am sure that each one of us have different memories as to how we spent the Summer holidays as children. Back then, I remember there were 3 events that I looked forward to the most each year. One was my Birthday (the obvious reason being for getting gifts), 2nd was Diwali as I just…

Munching on cupcakes at the GEORGETOWN CUPCAKE…

My New York experience wouldn’t be as fulfilling as it was if I hadn’t eaten the cupcakes of the famous ‘Georgetown Cupcake‘ bakery. Yeah, good food really sums up a fabulous trip for me. So, during the 2nd month of my stay in New York, feeling bored on a Saturday evening, I hit the search…

Old Wine in New Bottle.

The above pic actually represents this post’s title LITERALLY. ‘Old Wine in New Bottle‘, curious as to how did I manage to do that? Well, it’s a long story…NOT. Anyways, after I bought a French Wine for my relative from Paris Airport- the Charles de Gaulle Airport (as it’s a long held custom to buy…