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

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

Quilled Greeting Cards

I have been hoarding some Quilling papers and tools for a long while. Since my exams are over, I decided to make some quilled greeting cards since Christmas is round the corner. Nobody sends letters or greeting cards these days since the advent of e-mails and everything that followed. Wouldn't it be really great when … Continue reading Quilled Greeting Cards

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

A Day to Extol the Legend – A R Rahman

Well, a day late! My playlist brims with the songs created by the legend who was born yesterday and so, how can I not come up with a post? I initially thought of singing one of his songs and tried recording a few. It has been more than a month since I sang and so, it … Continue reading A Day to Extol the Legend – A R Rahman

The Year in a Capsule

100 Happy Days - Day 75 Happiness is A New Year! Happy New Year! 31st Dec 2015, 11.49 PM I hear a lot of activity around. The dogs are barking mad since the fireworks have begun. There are a lot of vehicles on road and an ambulance is rushing past. I pray that whoever is … Continue reading The Year in a Capsule

Never Compare Those Trees

She gaped at the tree so tall and sturdy, the stars and the lights shimmered in her eyes. The shiny colorful balls hanging, the candy canes,  the presents wrapped and left so carelessly beneath the tree, She looked at them all and her eyes widened with awe. Not for too long though, for she looked away. She stood there thinking … Continue reading Never Compare Those Trees

Found my Christmas Lights

In the earlier post, I mentioned about how Christmas is important to me. There was a twist in the tale though. On 22nd, I was informed that I should accompany my sister to Bangalore for a training. At first, it sounded like a good option. But gradually, I realised that I will have nothing to … Continue reading Found my Christmas Lights

The Christmas Spirit

100 Happy Days –Day 71 Happiness is Celebrating With Your Loved ones   Another Christmas! Those who know me will also know that Christmas is one of my favorite festivals. And why not? With all the colors, lights, the cold, the carols, santa and his reindeers, the gifts of course! It is one jolly festival … Continue reading The Christmas Spirit

Delving into Kesari

Kesari is one of the easiest sweets to prepare. Let me assure you, there is no compromise on the taste. Kesari is the oblique yellow sunshine melting in your mouth. For me, Kesari smells like home with the rich aroma of ghee and fried cashews. Are you thinking about any of those relatives who cannot have … Continue reading Delving into Kesari

Thrikkarthika

I had begun the #100HappyDays challenge in July. But I couldn't carry out the challenge the way it is supposed to be carried out. I missed a day or two in between and finally, when I had to study, I stopped it entirely. Earlier, when something like this happened, I used to stop it midway … Continue reading Thrikkarthika

Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

Things haven't been going as I had expected. I began the 100 Happy Days challenge thinking I will be completing it by September. I had decided that I'll celebrate Onam properly this time by putting Pookalam on all ten days. I had planned to go for a game of snooker and bowling this month. Nothing … Continue reading Tomorrow Is The Big Day!

August is Here

Two things: I would like to warn you all in advance that there is going to be a lot of 'August' boasting around here. Most of you won't be able to relate to any of this because, it all happens in my head. If any of the other 11 months are reading this, I would … Continue reading August is Here

How We Refrained From Finishing The Cake

I had written a post earlier about preparing a cake in the easiest of possible ways - No oven and just 4 easy ingredients. Click HERE to read it.   I had been speaking highly of this cake to a friend but never prepared it for him. So, I decided to prepare it for his … Continue reading How We Refrained From Finishing The Cake

Sisters’ Day Out & The Creepy Guy

The story starring D (my sister) and I continues. Since there is a huge gap of 9 years between our ages, we weren't together for long. I left for my high school when she was in her 2nd standard. A tiny doll that she was, it was very difficult to be away from her. When … Continue reading Sisters’ Day Out & The Creepy Guy