Coffee for the Conversational Soul

“Let’s catch up over coffee!” said my long-lost childhood buddy. “Great idea!”, I instantly responded. Coffee and conversation – I wonder when I got addicted to this marvellous combination :).. It must have been during… Continue reading

Missed you

I lay on the hospital bed, staring into space, wide awake at midnight. Inspite of the painkiller and sedative, sleep eluded me. I was exhausted, longing to get some shuteye. Why was it so tough to fall asleep? I… Continue reading

Coffee Blooms in Yercaud

With a long weekend in sight, we put on our thinking caps to determine a not-so-far holiday destination. And the winner was…… Yercaud! Day 1: About 230 km from Bangalore, the drive to… Continue reading

La Gloire de Mon Père by Marcel Pagnol

A delightful narrative about the events that unfold during a summer of the author’s childhood. With beautiful descriptions of the French countryside, hilarious narration of complicated situations that the family finds itself in and… Continue reading

French Lessons, by Alice Kaplan

               The author takes the reader along on her journey of self-discovery as she determines her identity, her passion for the beautiful French language and her world encompassing everything French.                 I loved… Continue reading

Odisha(Orissa), an artist’s haven

Our long-planned trip to Odisha or Orissa, finally materialized in January 2011. The weather was perfect, the destination was charming. During the taxi ride from Biju Patnaik Airport, Bhubaneshwar, to our hotel, we remained rivetted… Continue reading

Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti) in Gujarat

The colourful kite festival, delicious jalebis & ‘undhiyu’, vibrant bandhani, bustling markets, the grandeur of Akshardham… – this year, we celebrated Makar Sankranti in Ahmedabad-Gandhinagar. Uttarayan (Makar Sankranti) in Gujarat is a delightful experience! The… Continue reading

Je t’ai trouvé au bout du monde

A heartwarming account of an adoption, by Dominique Grange.