I had to look up the meaning of ‘Geek’ before deciding to label this post. Although many might differ and say that the dictionary meaning is a person who is socially inept or the likes, but the other one (the more commonly used one) is someone who knows just too much about something and is borderline obsessed with a subject. In my case, I was looking for a distraction at … Continue reading “Geekery!”


Italy was the last country of our three-week long trip, and honestly, the bit that I was most excited about! Driving through the Brenner Pass, a mountain pass along the border between Italy and Austria we crossed numerous apple orchards and vineyards and began to spot the Italian part of the Alps in a Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara sort of frame, where an endless stretch of road continued with grapes growing … Continue reading “L’Italia”

Day 9# A Dance With Dragons

Eddard Stark and the monster novel. Edited with VSCOcam ‘A Dance with Dragons’ is the fifth of seven planned novels in the epic fantasy series – A Song of Ice and Fire by American author George R. R. Martin and the last one to be published till date. Just in case there is any inkling of doubt, we’re talking about the story that is now massively popular as ‘Game of … Continue reading “Day 9# A Dance With Dragons”

Day 4# “Quote, Unquote”

Today is about quotes. As long as I remember, I’ve collected them. In my mind, in the secret diary, pasted on the walls of my closet and most recently, pinning them one of my most favourite boards on Pinterest. Tough job having to pick three of the so many that I love. But here are my top picks: “And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you … Continue reading “Day 4# “Quote, Unquote””

Turning Pages

Books. I love everything about them.  The mysteries they hold. The satisfying whiff when I hold them close. The anticipation when you have to leave them midway and the gratification in having completed a story.  Reading from Mischief Managed, I thought of listing the ones that top my list and the ten authors who will always be on my auto-buy list. J.K. Rowling. For the pure magic she spins. Except … Continue reading “Turning Pages”

There & Back Again

The spotlight is on the coolest little film-making capital in the world as the scene is set for the world premiere of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on the coming Wednesday. Take a look at the venue – the Embassy Hotel in Wellington. Anyone well acquainted with Peter Jackson and his films will have absolutely no doubt as to the magic that will be spun. I’ve been following this movie very … Continue reading “There & Back Again”


Fiction and fantasy books are much more than some people credit them to be. They let your imaginations run. They make you believe. They make you learn good from bad. They are much more. This post derives inspiration from the much anticipated and recently released final installment of the Batman trilogy. I have not been an ardent a fan of the series – so much that I very recently watched Batman … Continue reading “Rise”

“You Win or You Die”

When I first heard of the hugely popular HBO series, I thought of it to be some video game or the sorts and stayed very far away. In a while, the madness percolated to our subcontinent and it had been recommended by Akshay, Milan and Vidha; all three claimed that once one watched episode 1, there was no stopping. They were right. Game of Thrones is the first book in A … Continue reading ““You Win or You Die””

On Stranger Tides

The fourth movie of my all time favourite Hollywood blockbuster series Pirates of The Caribbean released worldwide on May 20 and boy, was the world geared up for it. Beginning from the local newspaper supplements, interviews, advertisements to posters and social media platforms – looking at pictures of the notoriously charming Jack Sparrow (There should be a ‘Captain’ in there somewhere!) was such a delight! Elaborate were the plans to … Continue reading “On Stranger Tides”