Good reads for the holidays🎄📚#1

Winter or more aptly the cooler months in south India, free from the heat and rain are ideal for travel. Following the school calendar🗓, opportunity presents itself starting from October with the Puja holidays, followed by the Diwali hols and finally the Christmas holidays. And going by the travel trends reported in the papers, the millennials…

Women must learn to earn…an additional income🦹‍♀️

“A woman’s best protection is a little money of her own.” – Clare Boothe Luce (first American woman appointed as an ambassador) “My husband gives me Rs. 500/- to fill petrol in the car; I fill petrol for Rs. 300/- and keep Rs. 200/- for myself.” My friend is an MBA grad; she and her…

What do you do on a rainy day☔️?

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.” – John Ruskin 1 Dec 2019 December morning in Bangalore; it’s cold and drizzling outside🌧. And as always my day starts with tea and Nice biscuits. I stopped…

Some days are terrible🙅‍♀️

The most difficult task in the world is to still the constant chatter in the head; the imaginary conversations about things that happened in the past start playing back and forth. And instead of embracing the new day I am lost somewhere in the past, rationalising; making up sentences that I should have said; thinking…

Lisa Nichols – Igniting action

Often and on, we need to be motivated to get ourselves going; we need some form of  inspiration to propel us to take action; we need someone to help us when we feel stuck. Our parents and teachers used to do that when we were small, but as adults we need to self-motivate or find another…

Reminiscing…

A picture to tell a story has to be quirky, offbeat, bizarre or something unusual !? Maybe; but the simple and familiar things can tell a tale too ! The credit for the story has to go to a lady named Suzi Vaughan; she was the source of inspiration through her TED Talk titled Fashion Your…

Travails of a train traveller

Today’s post is from my Uncle; an excerpt from his many adventures. I was recently traveling by train to the hometown, in the Hyderabad-Kollam and Kollam-Punalur routes. The Hyderabad train arrived at the Kollam station behind schedule at 1744 hrs, and the onward train to Punalur was about to leave from the adjacent platform at…

Homemade

I hated cooking. I had a 9 to 5 job and before leaving home, I had to slave in the kitchen for 2 hours, to make breakfast and lunch; followed by another 2 hours after work for dinner. Cooking was a daily chore and though I got the job done, the results were lacking –…