Chinmaya IAS Academy- Civil service launchpad…

There is a friend of mine- K, who has a cousin-M. M is into Civil services and is slowly climbing the ladder, one step at a time. Few years ago, one afternoon when K & I caught up, she was telling me how this girl is very clear and wants to write the Civil...

Joy of reading and gifting books..

If I were to rewind time and go back to my childhood, I only remember being outside with friends, playing or at home reading while listening to music [ in our Sharp Cassette player]. I also grew up listening to AC/DC, Van Halen, Phil Collins, Bruce Springsteen, ABBA,...

All about reading and books..

The other day this person I met asked me if I remembered the 1st ever book I read.. I racked my brain for a few minutes and gave up! Came home and asked mom, she said it was a set of books gifted by my athai [ aunt] – Jack & the beanstalk, Sleeping...

When Swami became my friend… Malgudi days…

I remember getting back home from school, washing up, changing out of the school uniform, gulping down the glass of milk before heading out the door to my great aunt’s house down the road. I wouldn’t even ring the bell, just take off my chappals, and enter...

[Book] A contest, a win and Meeting Padmalakshmi..

If there is a contest within my eye/ear shot you bet I will participate. I dont really get into it with dreams of winning big, but it is more the thrill of being able to answer some challenging questions and rack my brains a bit.. Few days ago, Taj Coromandel...

[Book review] The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Well, its about time I revived this  blog and what better way than to talk about a book I have just finished reading for the 2nd time. “The Yellow Wallpaper” by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman [it is is all of 27pages and...