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  • Books-U Write I Say,  Romance

    It Happens For a Reason-Preeti Shenoy

    Preeti Shenoy- Yes, she is an author I have been hearing a lot about. Her books are being discussed in the online circuit, she’s been nominated for the Forbes List of the 100 most influential celebrities of India since 2013 and, she is a blogger-turned-author. Ah ha! Now this last bit of info made me sit up. And I read “It Happens for a Reason”! (Yawn Yawn Yawn….) Let’s get to Vee, aka Vipasha. As a single mom, Vee juggles between her home run centre- “Paw Factor” for canines, and her job at the gym, to take care of her boy Aryan, born out of wedlock.  Way too simple, Vee…

  • World Around Me

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    No I ain’t talking about EL James’ erotic fiction series.  This is my little tale….. A couple of winters ago, one morning the sun decided to peep out of the thick fog, right through my bedroom window.  I sat in front of the mirror combing my lovely tresses that was so “fantastico”, when amidst them I spotted a few strands of grey. Ha! I thought to myself. That’s just a few and could be hidden within my thick locks of black hair. But wait… What is this behind my ears? A whole bunch of them! I was aghast. I wasn’t even forty and was already graying! Seeing me trying to pull…

  • Books-U Write I Say,  Non Fiction & Auto-Biographies

    Mrs. Funny Bones- Twinkle Khanna

    Here is a tongue-in-cheek book by Twinkle Khanna- the 90’s starlet and wife of Bollywood star Akshay Kumar. This weekend, as I rummaged through the racks of my neighborhood lending library, I was glad to land my hands on Mrs. Funnybones.  I had heard quite a bit about the book- the launch amidst glitterati, the effective social media marketing and the fact that Twinkle Khanna’s witty tweets had been doing the rounds of Twitter for well over a year,  before the actual book launch. So it is but natural for me to have a reasonably high expectation from the book. And I must say, I wasn’t disappointed. Twinkle Khanna’s debut…

  • World Around Me

    I Do Wear His Stripes!!

    I attended a military gathering with my husband recently where I met a junior officer, whom we have known for several years. Smart in his crisp blazer and scarf neatly tucked, this young officer was smarter than most Bollywood stars. Knowing well his age was over 30 and being a nosey Indian, I asked him when he planned on getting married. Gulping down the last bit of his drink, and creasing his eyebrows, he said, “Ma’am I wish it would happen soon. But you know the nature of our jobs. Every time I meet a girl and give her an insight into our lives, the risks and the constant movements,…