Happiness is… a trip to India!

Today is the last day of winter… Alexa is telling me that! Looking at the weather chart it’s hard to comprehend … but that’s definitely a reason to rejoice. I want the severe cold weather to whimper away, paving way for the cherry blossoms. Like a freshly baked Cinnabon, I have recently returned from India…

The season is Christmas!🎄🎅🎁

Christmas doesn’t end on Christmas day, it extends till the new year and a week beyond that. Holiday cheer lingers on like the amazing amaryllis. Pine boughs on round wreaths ornament the entrances while, Mantels sparkle with shimmery accessories. Here comes the superstar merry harvesting tree Winking at the frivolous festivities, Loaded with mints and…

It’s snow beautiful in Chicago ❄️🎄

Red cherries on Christmas trees Bubble and baubles pink Breathing under the snow escapade Winter hardy trees juxtaposed in mist and snow Shivering leaves laden with icicles and grated snow Standing still against the fading silhouettes As large chunks melt and fall The lake outside white washed freezes to a minus Now it’s all white,…

From Engagement to Marriage – A short story

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.’ Humari shaadi mein…abhi baaki hain hafte chaar! Mahine beet gaye…ye din bhi ho jayenge paar! Sagarika swore by those lyrics from the movie vivaah, especially these days as she was traversing the blissful journey from engagement to marriage. She would very…

Fall Fiesta!

Plush leaves, changing hybrid colors Yellow red orange and raw greens Rich opulent shades, mystifying shadows Ravenous watchers WE, in the dramatic wet weathers of Michigan Didn’t just watch the fall, rather experienced a handcrafted visit The glamour of rains and fall chiming together On the rich palate of changing seasons. Washing away blues on…

I Love Trains!

Recently with the Thomas train ride in the offing and the train buff that im, I decided to give this ordeal an overdue revival and pen it down.   I’m a self proclaimed unofficial rail fan and here’s my slant when I come to think of it.Train and childhood is a match from heaven and  every…

Summer Adventures!!

Meet my new neighbor – Mr. Finch. He has recently moved in this summer and is pretty handsome (ahem ahem!!)And attractive (I must say!) in bright yellow attire, acrobatingly greeting everyone. I was pretty amused when initially he would barge in knocking and greeting unsolicited. Later I got used to his foraging’s. Almost every day…

When was the last time, you experienced something for the first time!

It is a balmy saturday evening and i’m soaking the vacation sunshine and abundance. Ticking my itinerary, i’m hopping to the Cathedral basilica of st louis, for corporately attending a gathering and pay homage n regards. What followed is an experience(praise hands emoji), i have imbibed in my spirits.The beautiful architecture through the vestibule and…

A page from the St Louis diaries

Thanks a million St Louis for having us over the long Memorial Day weekend and hosting us so well. I’m taking back a part of you with me and inking it to express my gratitude. The great road trip from Chicago to Missouri was even more fun with my travel companions comprising friends and family….

Spring Sprungs!

Tiny white protrusion Mushroom Pins pushing out from the casing Button mushroom caps spinning out vigorously, Springing buds; A baby pine cone splutters to life. And as the icy deluge melts with the seasonal hibernation, Green lavish spread coats the savannas. Nature’s bounty at its blooming best! Sweet scented hyacinths, daffodils n yellow tulips breezing…