Things I Learnt From My Little Sister – A Sister’s Day Note

First Sunday of August is Sister's Day. I have written a lot about my baby sister over the years and they have all been about our childhood and the love we shared. But this post is about a rough space our relationship traversed through during Covid-19. It took a while for us to wrap our heads around the changes my sister had gone through. While the Coronavirus Pandemic stretched on and on, we went through a roller-coaster ride of quarrels, emotions, conversation and growth and here are five things I am realizing now that I learnt from her:

A Birthday to Introspect

It was my Birthday yesterday. A very important one as I am stepping into the last bit of my twenties. Before I get into the details, do you know that I am a cusp, and that too of contradictory zodiac signs? Yeah! If interested, just google Leo-Virgo cusp and you'll see. I need a Nobel … Continue reading A Birthday to Introspect

One Stop Gifting Solution – IGP.com

A couple of years back, my sister and I had decided to celebrate Mom's birthday with lots of gifts and surprises. One thing we had planned was to send her a bouquet. I tried searching for shops online since we wanted to get it delivered to her office which was in another district. But no … Continue reading One Stop Gifting Solution – IGP.com

Last Minute DIY Valentine’s Day Gift

Here is the most heart warming gift you could give your loved ones. A Jar full of everything nice to last a lifetime!

Aangan Downtown Restaurant Review

Let me begin with this: I feel like I have found treasure near my house. Having been a part of a Facebook group 'Eat Kochi Eat', I kept seeing great reviews about Aangan Downtown Restaurant and had added it to my must visit eateries list. If you have read my earlier posts, you'll know that … Continue reading Aangan Downtown Restaurant Review

The December Feeling

December 1, 2016 - Amma & I had gone to broadway for some shopping. Since the weather was chilly and it was drizzling, I didn't take my two-wheeler. We booked an Uber, got down in front of Hotel Sealord and began to walk. It must have been around 7 pm. Marine Drive area was buzzing … Continue reading The December Feeling

Grand Procession of Maa Kaali & HER Padaarpan at our Residence

I have been blogging for many years now. All the while, this space was filled with my ideas and words. Today, for a change, we have a guest. Abhinav Kumar is an Engineer by degree, a fashion freak and loves traveling. He has graced A Few Handpicked Things with a post close to his heart … Continue reading Grand Procession of Maa Kaali & HER Padaarpan at our Residence

Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

On some days, the moment I enter the gate of our apartments the aroma of food wafts in. Especially if it is lunch time. I can easily spot the Aroma from our kitchen because, well, I have known it for 27 years! My, until-then-quiet-&-happy stomach would start grumbling and the tap of my salivary gland … Continue reading Potatoes, Pickles & Grandma-Fairy dust

Grandma Tales

  "Whom do you like the most? Your father or your mother?" This was (and is I guess) a cliched question people asked children. When they used to ask me, I used to think just for a moment and say, "My Ammamma." That is what I call my Grandma. I had been thinking of starting … Continue reading Grandma Tales

Letters, Rains, Books, Conversations – A Friendship

100 Happy Days - Day 88 Happiness is friendship in rain, with book, through letters and conversation. It was 6.50 am. The queue began from the first floor, stretched through the staircase to the ground floor and out. I was on the staircase closer to the first floor. I heard Carnatic music emanating from the room … Continue reading Letters, Rains, Books, Conversations – A Friendship

My Black Velvet Unicorn

To the world, I am invisible. But in my eyes, I have a world of my own. Where right & wrong aren't the only options. In my world, there are in betweens & beyonds. There is a right for everyone. And the rights are all respected, even if they're disagreed upon. In my world, Infinity … Continue reading My Black Velvet Unicorn

Of Chores and Laundry

She walked out of her office too tired. The cash section had not tallied with the accounts, they had received a complaint from a customer and she had been receiving calls from her superiors. The complaint was against her, though it wasn't her fault. She had done as her immediate manager had asked her to … Continue reading Of Chores and Laundry

My Tantrum Girl

"It's Valentine's Day tomorrow. Can I be your valentine and take you out for a movie?" I asked in a sing-song soft voice to which anyone could have only said a 'Yes'. "What does that mean?", she asked curiously, ignoring just about everything. "It's a day for Love. Mostly couples celebrate though it need not … Continue reading My Tantrum Girl