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

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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.

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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

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St. Petersberg- A Treasure of Russia

So wasn’t I lucky? Thanks to hubby dearie and his job, I got to spend a good ten days in St. Petersburg last year. And I must say the city stole my heart. “Fantastico” and charming, the beauty around was simply indescribable. St. Petersburg is a prospering and thriving tourist hub in northern Russia. Blogging about each and every thing I saw in Petersburg would be a voluminous task. I choose my favourite bit- the Peter and Paul Fortress. Does this sound straight out of the childhood nursery rhyme “Two little dickey birds sitting on a wall. One name Peter

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Life Across the Sand Dunes

I wasn’t too happy to do the camel safari on a recent trip to Jaisalmer. It seemed pretty in-human to be mounted on an animal and being dragged around in one of the most difficult terrains- the desert. Before I began my journey to Jaisalmer- the Golden City of India, I was gently advised by a dear friend of mine, who probably knew my eccentricities, that if you are going to the Thar Desert, there is no way you are to miss the camel safari. The Sam sand dunes, an odd 60 kms inland from the Indo-Pak border, are a

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What Did I Carry Back From Rajasthan?

During my recent trip to Rajasthan, I realized how important “music” is to them and, the integral part it plays in their culture. Whether it is the somber tones that are emanated from the seventeen-string “Kamaicha”(instrument made out of mango wood and a round resonator, covered in goat leather) or the soulful voices of the local tribes, Rajasthan music will fill your heart with a feeling that cannot be described. As a tourist, I walked on the dusty lanes of Jaisalmer, to be greeted by sounds of music at practically every nook and corner. From the sounds of anklets that

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