No Smoking – Short Story

After shunting between several rented houses in Chennai, the feeling of getting my own house was indescribable.  I didn’t have to pay more per unit of electricity anymore. I didn’t have to make sure I was home before 11 PM before they closed the main gate, which made the late night movies impossible. And I…

Fiction Crate Book Subscription- Yay or Nay?

Subscription boxes are booming business in India. With the glut of products available online and in physical store, the consumers are moving towards the companies who have time and means to curate products exclusively for them and send it across to their home. This helps both the consumers and also the companies alike. Companies don’t…

Matrika’s Paper Products – Women’s Journal Review

It was truly an action taken on the moment. I do morning pages  daily (you have to google) and have exhausted my notebook. I was not aware that my friend was planning to give me a customized notebook for that purpose, I signed up for Matrika’s women’s journal (Gender Equality). Basically I signed up for…

Aegam Decor Cafe – A new cool hangout in town

If we, as an exercise, note down all the overused and abused words in English we will have a handful of English words. For example, depression. People use it in all kind of situations. From being upset to frustrated to being actually depressed. Sometimes this over usage depreciates the actual meaning of the word. That…

Of Book Clubs and Reading

  Even though I call myself a voracious reader (hang on while I try and understand the meaning of voracious.. oh.. okay.. I am back), I am skeptical to join a book club or reading clubs. There are few reasons for that. The first one being, space is always terribly crowded. And I develop cold…

The Curious Case of Bahubali and Rajamouli

For the Hindi film watching audience, Bahubali had much to offer. Finally, they watched a film which was fantastic to watch on the big screen, which even the most torrent-loyal viewer would accept, with strong characters and delightful revenge story. After so much of promise by the top class Bollywood directors, most of the films…

In the light of Darkness by Radhika Tabrez

  So, I read this novel long back but didn’t write a review or opinion back then. I needed some time and few re-reads. Whenever a piece of work moves me, be it a short story, novel or a cinema, I don’t immediately express my opinion about it. I want to see if the feeling…

What’s in a Rashi?

He came into the world on a bright May morning. Out of the ten babies born, he was the only male child in the hospital. There was no complication in the delivery. They had admitted his mother early in the morning, and he came right at breakfast time. The rejoicing family looked at the baby…

Of Friends and Birthdays.

I should have put this post yesterday midnight. But I know that this particular person may think I am a little silly. For a person who went through a lot last year alone, her attitude to take it easy has always amused me. In the last one and half years, I can say she is…

Who are we kidding?

Tamil movie-going audiences were split into two last week in their opinion about the movie “Kaatru Veliyidai” which released last Friday. Suddenly everybody was movie buff, expected Maniratnam to bring in the magic to the screen which was running in their mind ever since the trailer of the movie released. I have to confess something…