Coffee and Books: The Perfect Pairing For Your Day

“Give me a good cup of coffee and a book I love and I’ll forever be yours.” Coffee and books most certainly are two of my all-time favorite things in life. Now that we have been given the luxury of time with the lockdown, I am getting into some Monday blues of reading. So picking up a huge book and planning to finish it off … Continue reading Coffee and Books: The Perfect Pairing For Your Day

Love In The Time Of Corona

Two months back the country was burning under CAA and No-NRC  protests, and now with a pandemic announced, we have sidelined the citizenship issue. Today, everyone is getting a work from home. Both the religions are asked to keep their hands clean, and to avoid public places. No differences being maintained. If somebody coughs, everyone will distance from that person. Is it because he/she is … Continue reading Love In The Time Of Corona

A Holiday for Murder

Don’t you feel that a perfect murder keeps you on your toes for the holidays? The cosy mood is setting in, with delicious cookies and warm socks becoming luxury. These are my two favourite Christie murder plots – The Mousetrap and The Murder of Roger Ackroyd. I love it how Agatha Christie hides her plot secrets in plain sight. Which Christie murder is your favourite … Continue reading A Holiday for Murder

Diwali Smelling Like A Pile of Old Books

Why shouldn’t my Diwali smell like a pile of old books? Diwali is always about decor, fairy lights, lamps, fireworks and looking beautiful. And yes, it is my favorite Hindu festival. I do say no to crackers but I say yes to everything else. This beautiful scented candle from Booksom is just the right thing for a book lover. Amongst, all the decor, sitting with a … Continue reading Diwali Smelling Like A Pile of Old Books

Literary Landscapes – Moors of the Baskervilles

I recently listened to a podcast by BBC Radio 4 called ‘Literary Landscapes: Ross Raisin and Yorkshire’. The episode was billed as “a ramble through northern moorland and the works inspired by it”. Of course the literary figures most associated with the Yorkshire moors are the Bronte sisters, who lived in the village of Haworth. The moorland above the Bronte Parsonage is said to be … Continue reading Literary Landscapes – Moors of the Baskervilles

Books & Coffee – A Love Story

A book and a cup of coffee: two of the most comforting things in our modern lives. As the poet R.M. Engelhardt once wrote, “A smoke, a book, a cup of coffee. These are the little things that get us through this sometimes weary world and all the rainy days.” I have a special love of books and coffee, the two pairing perfectly together. Coffee can be … Continue reading Books & Coffee – A Love Story

Art Is All About Freedom

“I have not intended to denigrate or hurt the beliefs of anyone through my art.” These are the words of M.F. Hussain. So yes, art is all about freedom! Creative freedom and economic freedom! But is the freedom to embrace controversy and diversity of opinion enough to flourish! I guess not. The arts also need the economic, social or political climate to survive. Art is … Continue reading Art Is All About Freedom

Between Bertram’s And Radisson

Sipping a strong cup of coffee in a comfy cozy Radisson bed and curling up with a Christie mystery about a murder At Bertram’s Hotel. Don’t you just love being in hotels? Luxuriously have a new feeling everyday. Miss Marple goes to London, to Bertram’s Hotel. She stayed there as a girl and was charmed by the atmosphere and place. Now she’s back in this … Continue reading Between Bertram’s And Radisson