Ok. It’s official. I love Tamarind Rice. The eating kind? Hell yeah! But no, this is the literary kind. I still remember the first time I contemplated writing for Tamarind Rice. The name itself, and the quirky descriptions for Nirali, Harshika and Karishma were enough to draw me in. And since then, the love affair with this … More Literary Lapses ~ Tamarind Rice
I’d just clocked in 30 working hours, back to back. Working overnight to meet another impossible Friday deadline. Advertising. That’s all I needed to say, and that sympathetic look would come my way, where people wonder what kind of a lunatic I am to indulge in self-torture of this kind. (I mean, aren’t there other … More A different time!
I love Secret Santa. And when Vinita Bahl announced a blogger version of this popular Christmas game, I was even more excited. But yes, my only regret is that I could not send in my entry before Christmas, and I deeply apologize for not keeping up with the rest of the group. (I am the … More Secret Blog Review for Janaki Nagaraj
This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 15th September). The waves were lashing against the wall they were seated on. The sun had just set, and the dusky amber sky created the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening. She was twiddling her fingers, nervously playing with the diamond ring he’d gotten … More The hues of romance…
She began working at the age of 17. She is turning 30 this year. And this journey of 13 years has defined her in ways that even she did not imagine. She wanted to start earning, so that she could help out with the finances at home. Her dad took ill just about the time … More A Journey of Independence!
This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 25th August). Sunday, 18th August. Rishikesh Building: 6.30 pm The children geared up for another game of cricket. It was risky, because just a month ago, they had been warned by the society, not to play cricket in the garden. Reason? Too many complaints … More Crossing Boundaries…
So this post is looooooooooooooooong overdue… in fact, blogwatig bestowed the honour of the Liebster Award on me exactly a year ago (23rd August, 2012 to be precise). And I have been such a lazy ass. It has taken me about 3 blogger meets, and over a 30 posts to get to this one. And I’m glad … More L for Liebster, L for Lucille, L for Love!
At the stroke of midnight, Esha woke up to strange noises. They were strained voices, singing happy birthday. She leaned over to her side table, checked the clock. It showed 12.00 am. 13th August. With quivering hands, she turned on the table lamp. 13th August. It was definitely not her birthday today. Nor anyone else … More Midnight Wishes
Kindness. Compassion. I believe school friendships are the most genuine ones we could ever have. And uniforms played a huge role in wiping out stereotypes, discrimination & prejudices. We made friends with a single hello, and some of them do manage to last forever. This one, unfortunately, did not last for long. But in that … More Do Right. Inspire Right.
This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 11th August). It was a pretty ugly spat. From bouts of yelling, to absolute silence, interspersed with inconsolable sobs…as he walked out of their home. She was trying to stay cool, but her mind was in a disarray much worse than her living room. … More The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!
This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 11th August). A day of many learnings… A day of irreparable scars. A day the city drowned, A day also when humanity rose above expectations. A day when I celebrated my first Malhar volunteer meet. A day I realized the importance of communication. A … More 26.07.13. This day. 8 years ago.
This post has been selected as a Blogadda WOW post (Dated 28th July). And I’m more than happy to show off my first WOW badge ever! Tring tring. The phone rang… again. Liz knew who it was. And she did not make any attempt to answer the call. Her husband was devouring the butter chicken she’d … More Tring – Tring, the phone rang…
Ok, so that was a bad pun. But definitely a lot of fun :P Before you jump to conclusions, I’m not celebrating the SC judgement of reopening the bars in the city. It was my very first Indiblogeshwaris Open BAR meet (Blogger-Author Rendez-vous), where a few lucky bloggers get to gorge on awesome food & … More BAR BAR Din Yeh Aaye!
What the F?@K?!! That’s exactly what I felt when I read this book. There were many reasons for this reaction. To start off, the name itself was so intriguing that I had to sign up for this book review. (I did however push the deadline to submit the review due to work constraints & the … More Book Review: F?@K Knows ~ Shailendra Singh
Soldiers for women. Such a noble thought. All I had to do was write about that one person in my life who stood up for me and protected me from ‘evil eyes’. My dad instantly popped up in my head, but I decided to dig deeper. I thought about all my friends, acquaintances, colleagues – … More #SoldierforWomen: honouring ‘real’ heroes!
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for my blog – spunkyfunkyme! Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,100 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years … More Spunkyfunkyme just got reviewed! Down Memory Lane ~ in 2012.
Ok, so #NotetoSelf: where have I been all these years? I mean, I’ve been online and enjoyed every moment of it…but when that translates into an amazing on-ground event – that is where the REAL FUN lies! So, twitter introduced me to Rutavi Mehta, who recognized me as a blogger and introduced me to Indiblogeshwaris, a group on … More In Pursuit of APPyness!
She’s probably the only one who knows the entire story. She knows how you’ll met, where you’ll met and probably even remembers the date. She must’ve even told you how to handle the first date, and the ones that followed. She knows about your first fight, and hated the fact that he could reduce you to … More “I Love Him Too!”