With Love On ‘Violet-tine’s’

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I rarely wear sarees. It takes a special wedding or function in the family for me to take the time out to drape myself into one. But whenever I do, I go all out to make that extra effort to enjoy the experience coz I feel no other garment gives the kind of joy that dressing…


Pigeoned For Life

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We’re facing a peculiar problem at home these days. Since quite sometime now, we’ve been plagued by a flock of stubborn souls who refuse to let us alone. Well, they literally come in flocks and take over the tiny terrace that our living room opens into.  A heavenly place that it once was has now been…


The Indian Rapunzel

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Taking forward the Shakti series, here’s another dilemma women face in the Indian society. Mundane as it might sound but this one is about the expected length of a woman’s hair that the society has defined as beautiful. She looked at her long luxurious tresses as she ran her fingers through them gently. Her crowning glory,…


Lost and Found in my Dreams

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As a child I used to get weird dreams. One such recurrent dream was that the five-year old me was stranded on an unknown railway station en route to our native place in the south. I would dream about the train chugging away from the station taking my blissfully ignorant parents away from me who were…


Stuffed Chicken Roast

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So, here’s my first post for 2017. Firstly, wish you a happy new year, 2017! I hope you all had a good beginning to the year. I had a quiet time with my family making plans for the days to come. Some silent resolutions made to the mental checklist, but as with most new year…


Santa’s retirement

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As the year comes to an end, and the coming year heralds new beginnings, I slip into a retrospective mode. Looking back, I wonder what it is that I consistently felt gratitude for in the years gone by. Overall, the gratitude pours in for all the good things in life that I am blessed with, a bunch…


The Shakti Ride

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Here I am with the next post for the Shakti series that I started recently. If you’ve missed it, read the first post here. Shakti is the face of the new age woman who is found amidst day-to-day situations which are common maladies in today’s fast-changing world. If you ponder on these seemingly normal instances that…


Are we really winning the race?

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As I started walking down the track at the neighbourhood park today, I noticed a young chap probably in his late twenties walk with exceptional vigour. Like many of us in the park he had his earphones plugged on, lost in his own world of music clubbed with fitness goals. He wore a hoodie covering his head…


More From The Trial Room

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So well, here I am with the next post for the series of ‘From the Trial Room.’ This series is dedicated to my passion and experience in fashion which I would be translating into posts that talk about a certain collection, brand or style which has caught my interest. And, this, I would be doing from…


Lessons from a Fish Bowl

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Two months back I was passing through a street where a vendor was selling some colorful fish in fish bowls on the roadside. In a moment of impulse I picked up a fish bowl with some fish in them. I had conveniently forgotten about my previous experience of maintaining them in a fish bowl. The fish never survived…