Month: December 2014


The courage to be free

“I’ve never had the courage to…” I am one of the lucky people in this world who’ve never really had to struggle for anything. At least that’s what most people think. But before I attract the evil eye, let me tell you that things have not always been easy and they are not what they …


A gloomy winter sky in Mumbai

After last week’s brilliant sunrises, I was terribly disappointed to find my Mumbai cast in a pall of grey smog. Without even the slightest chill, it’s gloomy and grey almost like a monsoon day. I do hope this smog clears up else we’ll be having a winter of coughs and colds. A brilliant swirl of …


No beard for this hubby

Thomas Nast’s most famous drawing, “Merry Old Santa Claus”, from the January 1, 1881 edition of Harper’s Weekly.   (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The only bearded man I like is Santa Claus- partly because he is fat and jolly and says Ho, Ho, Ho; and partly because he only exists in Department stores and Christmas parties where …


No food to say NO to.

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) How easy it is for us to say NO to food we don’t like because we’re simply too full or just not in the mood How easy it is  for us to to say no to food that is not to our liking or taste. Our exclusive palates so pampered and spoilt …


How to get Lucky – Easy & breezy

Paperback Author: Ashwin Sanghi Language: English Length: 160 pages Publisher: Westland Yet another self help book Once my daughter was cleaning up the book shelf and decided to sort out the books topic wise. She managed to find a whole shelf i.e. 1/3 of our books only on self help. Obviously the first book didn’t help, nor did the …

FOOD, Travel

Malaysian Chocolate Magic

A visit to the Chocolate Boutique in Jalan Ampang is a must for every chocoholic visiting Kuala Lumpur