Happy Deepavali!

As is the tradition in these parts of the world, here's a few Deepavali pictures 🙂 The Daily Post asks us to post something that glows. Nothing better than the glow of festivity, piety, family and lights. Here's wishing you all a very happy Deepavali!


During our day trip to Mahabalipuram last winter, we reached 'Krishna's butter ball' around that magical time when everything touched by sunlight gets a shower of gold dust—including these huge boulders that stood silently admiring the profile of the more popular attractions nearby. To get an idea of it's scale, there's a little child who … Continue reading Scale


Hindu monks waiting for alms outside a small, dilapidated temple. Photo taken with Motorola Moto G3. Click / tap on the image to enter my Flickr photostream.


Growing up, I hated the idea of cooking. But living with someone who loves to cook, in a house that has a beautiful kitchen, I've softened up to the idea of cooking - and sometimes, enjoy it too! Our everyday cooking is quite monotonous, so when we make special dishes, it is an event in … Continue reading Unusual

Weekend coffee share

If we were having coffee, I would talk about the changing season. The fast pace with which all the leaves have fallen out, how the streets below are covered with brown crunchy leaves, and how quickly the new red leaves have filled in the void above. I would have thought out loud - is there … Continue reading Weekend coffee share

When life kicks you in the back

"So, how many months?" My spine arched backwards, my left hand supporting my lower back, I inched forward and into the physiotherapist's clinic, wincing with every slow step. "Oh no! I'm not pregnant!" I replied. A little embarrassed, the doctor apologised and asked me about my backache. "Four-five years?! Why on earth did you not … Continue reading When life kicks you in the back


This weekend India will celebrate Diwali. And preparations for the festival are in full swing. Homes are being scrubbed squeaky clean. Renovated houses are getting last minute paint jobs. Traders - both online and offline - are running promotional offers. And all of us are busy shopping for clothes and gifts! The most important aspect … Continue reading Shine

Hanging on the edge

Mountaineering on Tenzing Rock, Darjeeling

Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

When it rains, there is nothing better than sitting by the window, sipping tea in the company of a friend. These kettles seem to mirror that thought - as well as my hand! For other reflective imagery, bounce over to this week's photo challenge. Grainy phone image edited on the Befunky Android App

Chai partners

Take a look at partnerships from around the world at the Weekly Photo Challenge