“Musings on Life”

Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Navratri Kolu – Dussehra of South India

Come Navratri and the festive season kick starts in the whole of India. There are different forms of Navratri celebrations and I was oblivious to most of them until I moved to Bangalore. Till then all I knew was one simple form of Navratri – to keep Kolu at house and end the festival with…

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Cycling across India – Meet Izhaar

While travelling with one of the travel groups I got to know about the Facebbok page ” Cycling across India ” and the man behind the wheels err handle bar. I quickly ran through the FB page and got hooked to stories of Izhaar who has been riding around India on his bicycle. Izhaar’s love…

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On the Hook? Let go off yourself from it

 Many years ago, I was watching an episode of How I met Your Mother. For people who don’t know HIMYM, it is an American sitcom where Ted Mosby recounts to his kids, the events that led him to marry their mother. Basically lot of breakups and makeups and patch ups and relationship gyans. There was…

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5 Things to do if you are Single on Valentine’s Day

For the Nth year am single this valentine’s day. For that matter I have always been single on this thee day every year.. For that matter every other day in every other year also I have been single only 😛 Though I don’t belong to the, ‘shame that lovers, pull that boy and get him…

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Turning 30 and 30 Life Lessons

So, ummm.. Am turning thirty! My mom sighed at the fact and was like, “How did this happen? You are my little girl!” And I replied, “Umm, first one year passed by, then the second year passed by, then the third year, then the fourth year..”, somewhere between eleven and twelfth year she disconnected the…

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Honey, I have an awesome wedding plan

Dear fiance, hmmm.. I have not yet found him so I don’t think I can address it to fiance..   Dear future husband, Every girl has big dreams about her wedding day. She wants to look like princess and the wedding celebration should be like that of royal ceremony. Some dream of lavish lehenga, some…

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Beauty is skin deep, DUH!!! The DARK Tamilians

Beauty is skin deep, DUH!!! The DARK Tamilians

I ran into an article from storypick which was on ‘how Google auto suggestion shows what Indians think about other states’. It did not talk about Tamilians and I went ahead and typed, “Tamilians are.. ” And it threw back, Tamilians are ugly! Whaaatt!!??? Why oh why you dear world calling us ugly! Can’t I…

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She is a homemaker AND.. #UseYourAnd

She is a homemaker AND..  #UseYourAnd

Someone from BlogAdda called me yesterday and asked, “Do you know there is a campaign called #UseYourAnd going on?” He briefed about how a woman can be this and that and that and this, and asked if I could write a column on the same. I thought about it for a moment and promised to…

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Chitra Santhe 2015

Chitra Santhe 2015

I was introduced to Chitra Santhe last year and this year I kept a reminder as soon as I saw the advertisement in paper a month back. This is one Santhe that does not disappoint you as there is something for everyone. Chitra Santhe is the annual painting exhibition held by Chitrakala Parishat at Kumara…

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Rebellious Kid and a Poor Mother

Rebellious Kid and a Poor Mother

“Amma, let’s go to the beach after dinner..” me and my mom were at the dinner table of a private beach resort. “Who goes to the beach in the night?” “Why not? We are at a private beach resort. There is a security guy, no thugs. When will you get to roam in the beach…

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