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

Of Color, Philosophy And Krishna

I don’t know if god exists or not. Nevertheless, I treat Mahabharata as a piece of literature where Krishna is my favorite character! May be its because there is a dynamic person talking about philosophy in such colorful manner! With his signature yellow and the peacock feather, he imparts vast knowledge to us. But it’s not that easy to interpret The Gita. Devdutt Pattanaik, with his … Continue reading Of Color, Philosophy And Krishna

Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Literature has given us much more than just sheer joy and reduced stress levels – It has given us some unforgettable meal ideas! For instance, it would be hard to think about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland without reminiscing on tea time! By far the most famous meal of Alice’s adventures, is the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Although, the tea party comes across as madcap chaos, Carroll’s absurd imagination … Continue reading Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Delhi Moments – Daryaganj Sunday Book Bazaar

Daryaganj is a flea market, but it offers much more than just leftovers. On the visual level, the bazaar is everything but dazzling. Every Sunday the book merchants lay out mats – or whatever material they happen to have – straight on the pavements, between small shops, the busy street, and the small streams of dirt that flow along the roads.     Most assemble … Continue reading Delhi Moments – Daryaganj Sunday Book Bazaar

Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

I felt sad when this book ended. I wanted to follow Theo to the end and know everything he did after the pages stopped. The plot, the characters, the pacing, the tone and all the other little details – all of it were sorted into place. And I love how she covered the location descriptions – the Upper West Side, then Vegas, then Lower East … Continue reading Review: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt