Until The Very End…

Because sometimes in your life, you get swept away by a story.  An idea that doesn’t stop your eyes from glinting, even as you grow up.  Come every 31st day of the month of July – I am reminded even more of the magic.   J.K. Rowling rightly said that some stories stay with us forever.  Until the very end.  Happy Birthday, Harry Potter.

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”

Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus

Today marks eighteen years to the day that the bespectacled boy-who-lived, discovered who he was, and there has no looking back ever-since! It has also been a year to the release of the final installment of the cinematic counterpart also came to an epic close. It was a rather emotional moment, causing me to write this post.   But the years have passed, and we have been made to believe that Harry is now … Continue reading “Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus”

The Boy Who Lived

The world is talking about it. The date has been long anticipated – so many are in mourning and the posters are aptly touching the right nerve. It indeed, all ends here. I can still remember the first day that I was introduced to J.K. Rowling and her magical world – I was loaned a copy of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ which I gobbled up and there was … Continue reading “The Boy Who Lived”

Summer Tales

Although I cannot stop complaining about the way my life is increasingly edging towards mundane, looking back at my photo albums, there seems to have been a lot of movement. There seems to be a lot happening and I haven’t been able to keep account of the activities, so in no particular order, here goes: # Ridhima got married. Swetha, Bhardwaj and I splurged on an air-conditioned cab to get … Continue reading “Summer Tales”

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”

Blyton, Rowling & Tolkien

I have always been a sucker for books, even more for those which spoke of imagination, fantasy and all things fiction. I can remember growing up reading Enid Blyton; lapped up almost everything she ever wrote from The Famous Five, The Secret Seven, The Noddy series, The Malory Towers, The Wishing Chair and Adventures of the Magic Faraway Tree being favourites! In Class 7, Harry Potter happened to me and … Continue reading “Blyton, Rowling & Tolkien”