The Book Exchange

Books On A Shelf

After years of internet addiction, I found myself doubting my ability to read a physical book. Is it possible to go back to reading a paper book - cover to cover?

A Few Of My Favourite Things!

Bead Box

This photograph, reminds me of that beautiful song from "The Sound Of Music". With all due respect to the original, here is my version: Small rounded pebbles and sea - washed sea shells, Colourful beads, all tied up in strings, These are a few of my favourite things! And the original lines: When the dog … Continue reading A Few Of My Favourite Things!

She grows, gathers and gives

In the capital of the North-Eastern Indian state of Manipur, thousands of women defy all odds, to keep the Ima Keithel from being devoured by modern markets. It is a symbol of the strength of the women who have fought for their rights, and are fiercely independent. I came across this article in the morning … Continue reading She grows, gathers and gives

Old Habits Die Hard!

In All Shapes, Sizes and Colours

A trip to Chennai is incomplete without a visit to the beach - and collecting sea shells! Here's the latest addition to the ever growing collection - most are broken, but we still brought them home 🙂 Related Links: These photographs were edited by my good friend An Old Post - Somewhere Beyond The Sea

A Long Time Ago…


Once upon a time, little children made greeting cards using many things - the chief ingredient was, however, called paper. Many children enjoyed it, but some didn't. So they employed adults to make them, or went to the marketplace.

Electrifying Encounter

The thrill of watching an international match at the court - perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime memory to treasure.