More From The Trial Room

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

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…


Rock On vs Rock On 2

There are some movies and books that remain close to your heart much after you’ve watched them in awe, absorbed them with all your emotions and made them a part of your life, coming back to haunt you with delicious nostalgia in snippets. The music, the dialogues, the characters and sometimes certain situations in your…


The Shakti Dress Code

Meet Shakti. She is the new face of the enlightened lot of Indian women. She is a well-educated woman in her late twenties. Comes from a middle-class Indian family. She works for an MNC in a metro, taking home a decent pay-package. People respect her for the way she has carved a niche for herself…


Diwali with Double Ka Meetha

Diwali is here. The air is fragrant with the faint whiff of festivities. While I don’t go all out with the celebrations in a big way, I do enjoy bringing in the festival with little things that add cheer to life in my own sweet way. That brings me to my favorite topic – sweets!…


From the Trial Room

Starting today on my blog is a new series which will be brought to you directly from the trial room. Before you get things wrong, let me elaborate on what I mean. Do you recollect the moments you spend in the trial rooms when you go shopping? Yes, I’m talking about those moments of uncertainty,…


Mesmerizing Mauritius

This post comes almost four months later than schedule. Last May saw me heading towards Mauritius for my much deserved annual vacay with the family. Thanks to the pictures clicked on the trip, I had a whole bunch of memories and details to write about. I favor beach destinations. There’s something about the tranquility found…


One night on the Grand Trunk Express

The train chugged into the ink black horizon dotted with grey tufts of the melting dusk. She sat by the window on the side berth of a sleeper coach, her hair blowing wildly along the horizontal bars on the window with her face turned outwards serenely gazing at some place faraway in the dark. Her…


Welcome to ifsbutsandsetcs.com!

And, finally the time has come for my thoughts to move from vinodinii@blogspot.in to my very own personal domain. Just the way we Hindus wait for the best auspicious time and mahurat to do good things, I waited to throw the doors open to my new blog space on Dussehra, which is seen as a day to express…


10 Best Ways to Live in This Moment

The recent few years have seen the dawn of a few realisations within me. Some came as rude shocks while some crept in slowly and steadily sinking in at a gradual pace. Death knocking down some close people much before their time, false criminal charges on a dear friend landing him into a whirlpool of…