The Anything But Books Tag!!!

The Anything But Books Tag!!!

I haven’t really done an “About Me” of any sort on my blog or anywhere on social media for that matter. So, when I was tagged by a fellow blogger Shantala Nayak who blogs on Shanaya Tales, to do this fun post, I jumped straight into it. Here it goes! These are answers to a couple of questions on things related to me. Titled anything but books, it’s a way of letting folks know much more than my love for books…

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Postcards from Goa- with Akbar Travels

Postcards from Goa- with Akbar Travels

“Once a year go somewhere you have never been before.”- Dalai Lama I consider travel to be a way of life. You are awake; you eat, go out, see new things, meet new people and explore the culture. Travel is not about just reaching your destination, it is an experience. What’s a better holiday destination than our very own Goa! As Delhi sizzled at 45 degrees centigrade, it was time to plan a trip to one of the most beautiful states in…

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After all they are a child only once!!!!

After all they are a child only once!!!!

I stared, stared hard at the dishes that lay in the sink. I turned, to stare at the pile of clothes on the couch. There were bills that had to be taken care of too. Not to forget the bed that had to be made. Argh! Why did my maid have to take a day off? The chores just seem to be piling on!!! I got down to getting things in order at home, as my two little girls sat engrossed…

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Lone Fox Dancing-Autobiography by Ruskin Bond

Lone Fox Dancing-Autobiography by Ruskin Bond

I just cannot review certain books. Surely I may sound very biased here. But, if I were to do a critical evaluation or try to assess the value of these books, it would be to undermine the author and his words. I simply cannot review Ruskin Bond and his books. I just pen down my whole experience of reading them!!!!! Ruskin Bond’s autobiography was his birthday gift to his readers in the month of June. The book Lone Fox Dancing, documents…

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Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness- Arundhati Roy

Book Review: The Ministry of Utmost Happiness- Arundhati Roy

I wasn’t all that sure if I should actually pick Arundhati Roy’s latest- The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. The reasons were plenty. Firstly, despite all the acclaim and the Booker Prize, I hadn’t entirely enjoyed reading her first book – The God of Small Things. Secondly, her so called liberal opinions expressed on many occasions, on all things Indian, just didn’t go down well with me. And lastly, in just over a week since The Ministry of Utmost Happiness has been…

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The Ugly truth That Lurks Within

The Ugly truth That Lurks Within

The news about the tragic death of Manjula Davek was doing the rounds on social media. All of 28 years, the young PhD student had been found hanging in her hostel room in IIT Delhi. It quite was disturbing to read about it. Here was a girl on the verge of completing her research from the country’s premier institute, having published papers in international journals. A girl of high intellect had been pushed to the extreme step of taking her…

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Akki Roti and The Coorg Flavour

Akki Roti and The Coorg Flavour

Coorg – popularly known as Scotland of India. Tucked deep within the Western Ghats, this tiny little district of Karnataka is lush green, with beautiful coffee and spice plantations. It took me about 3 hours by road from Mangalore to Chitala (a quaint little town near Madikeri), where I spent three memorable days. The Kodavas are a hospitable lot-warm and friendly. The have their age old customs and traditions which they follow till date. Their cuisine has a unique taste…

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The Subtle Art of Choosing a Saree Blouse- Most Trending Blouse Neck Designs

The Subtle Art of Choosing a Saree Blouse- Most Trending Blouse Neck Designs

It is no denying that the Indian saree is the most elegant piece of apparel. A well draped saree can actually accentuate a woman’s beauty and give her that perfect look, irrespective of what the occasion is. And the life line of every saree wardrobe is surely the blouse. Gone are the days of the simple plain Jane blouses, with either a round or V neckline. Today, the design of the blouse, the fit and its necklines are very important…

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Book Review: Sita Warrior of Mithila By Amish Tripathi

Book Review: Sita Warrior of Mithila By Amish Tripathi

The much awaited second book in the Ram Chandra Series by Amish Tripathi is finally out. Titled Sita- Warrior of Mithila, the book has come after a gap of almost two years. Let me begin by warning Amish fans, not to compare this book with the earlier Meluha series. ‘Cause if you do so, you may lose out on drawing the complete essence of the book. I had done it when I read the first in the series, “The Scion…

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Book Review: The Scion of Ikshvaku- Amish Tripathi

Book Review: The Scion of Ikshvaku- Amish Tripathi

“It is the perfect Land- Ram Rajya….But perfection has a price.” For those who loved the Meluha Trilogy, The Ram Chandra Series is yet another attempt by author Amish Tripathi. Months of advertising and many promotional drives later, the book was released on June 22, 2015. The book is a journey, way back in time, of India in 3400 BC. As Ayodhya is weakened, with a war that has taken a toll, the damage has been done. The people of…

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