The audience was in splits. Viraj gave a victorious smile and ambled gracefully to the corner of the stage. He picked up the water bottle from the side table with one hand with the mic casually held in the other. Every movement a flourish, he made an occasion of something as mundane as sipping water.… Read More To Standup or not
Do you believe in fairytales? I do. The idea that someone in distress, like Cinderella, transforms herself with the help of Fairy Godmother into a charming and beautiful lady for a night is comforting. Shrek’s Princess Fiona, who despite being trapped in a desolate tower doesn’t lose her spirit and sassiness deserves admiration. Belle from… Read More Why #CauseAChatter is the right Blogchatter project for bloggers
“When you said emergency, this isn’t where I expected to find you.” Avnish said exasperatedly as he shifted uneasily and got his laptop bag off him. His unruly hair mirrored his state of mind; confused and all over the place. Renu pretended not to hear him and uninterruptedly continued revering the diamond necklace adorning her… Read More The Diwali Diyas
“Every artist was first an amateur.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson. Encouraging words from learned minds like his are a huge motivation for budding artists everywhere, aren’t they? We often deal with self-doubt and are hesitant to share our work with the world for fear of negative criticism. However, the beauty of art lies in the… Read More DIY Bookmarks to spruce up your reading time (Part 2)
Hi friends! Marathi is a beautiful language and although it isn’t my mother tongue I’ve loved and learned it from school days. Thanks to my lovely neighbours, I have quite a few famous titles at my disposal to read too. However, apart from essays and letters I never ventured into writing anything in Marathi for fear… Read More My first Marathi poem ~ Bhijle Paavsat Mi
The other day I sat with Angel during her online Hindi classes. She’s in first grade and the virtual learning is proving a tad challenging while learning a new language. Added to it the constant commotion in a typical kiddo class punctuated with random chat messages and her annoyance knew no bounds (Yes, she’s a… Read More Why ‘Thou shalt keep learning’ is my motto in life!
When I started my first blog on Blogger 13 years ago it was more or less an online personal diary. I wrote anonymously and loved the freedom it gave me to express, interact and occasionally rant. Varsh became my pen name and my husband and toddler son with their numerous histrionics regularly featured on it.… Read More Scribblings in my Personal Diary