rambles, rhymes and tales



road to singapore

next stop deepavali

singapore’s mrt trains are super efficient, despite occasional breakdowns. they’re clean, fast, no nonsense. they zip around smoothly underground, overground, ferrying commuters from early in the morning till late at night, every single day. i don’t usually rush to…

Mythology and More

it’s sukkot… chag sameach.

“you start building the sukka the day after yom kippur,” my husband said. we used to live in a house those days and there was a perfect spot by the koi pond, with wooden beams creating a sort of…

ravished book review


Ravished sticks to a more traditional regency romance format than some of the other novels by Amanda Quick. It is a retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. How can I tell? First clue – The hero, Viscount…

lucknow arshi story
Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

Going to Lucknow – Part 3

It had been just about an hour since Khushi’s train left and Arnav was already missing her badly, even though Khushi had talked to him on the phone twice already. ‘Call every half an hour’, Arnav had instructed and…

kuch rang pyar ke has lost its colour

Kuch Rang Pyaar Ke Aise Bhi has lost its color..

You know, how YouTube very smartly and often accurately tries to recommend videos you might like? That is how I watched a lissome pretty young girl get pulled close by a smart earnest looking young man. She had the…


an offensive note in kuch rang pyaar ke aise bhi

don’t know about you, but i am beginning to find kuch rang pyaar ke downright offensive. there are many things that don’t appeal but one thing is really getting to me. this crass divide between people who do and…

lucknow arshi story
Arshi OS/SS : Short and sweet

Going to Lucknow – Part 2

“Wha … t, Luck … Kh .. Khushi”, Arnav shouted. Khushi came running back as if pulled by a magnet. “What happened Arnavji?”, asked Khushi. “What do you mean ‘what happened’? Lucknow? You didn’t say anything about Lucknow, dammit.…