Thoughts

A DIY and lots of love!

diy Source: Google

Way back in 2014, Ashima from Lime N’ Lemony inspired me to re-use old wedding cards by converting them into some useful things. I did a post about it here.Very recently I went one step ahead from the last time, while taking a break at my workplace. I made do with whatever coloured/marker pens I could manage with and came up with these: (more…)

Unaccustomed Earth – my thoughts

IMG_1175Author – Jhumpa Lahiri

Blurb –

In the stunning title story, Ruma, a young mother in a new city, is visited by her father who carefully tends her garden–where she later unearths evidence of a love affair he is keeping to himself. In “A Choice of Accommodations,” a couple’s romantic getaway weekend takes a dark turn at a party that lasts deep into the night. In “Only Goodness,” a woman eager to give her younger brother the perfect childhood she never had is overwhelmed by guilt, anguish and anger when his alcoholism threatens her family. And in “Hema and Kaushik,” a trio of linked stories–a luminous, intensely compelling elegy of life, death, love and fate–we follow the lives of a girl and boy who, one fateful winter, share a house in Massachusetts. They travel from innocence to experience on separate, sometimes painful paths, until destiny brings them together again years later in Rome.
Unaccustomed Earth is rich with the author’s signature gifts: exquisite prose, emotional wisdom and subtle renderings of the most intricate workings of the heart and mind. It is the work of a writer at the peak of her powers. (more…)

A` la Jabong

Jabong (This is a sponsored post)

Since the advent of online shopping (specially for clothing), my life has been much easier – I am sure it’s the same for many others. Standing in queues outside trial rooms, trying out a humongous selection of clothes making me frustrated & sweaty many a times & at the end too confused to decide & then bringing home some useless stuff, getting tempted to buy a top or something  when all I wanted to shop for was a formal kurta- and the list goes on….! And this is when online shopping websites came to my rescue. Today I buy stuff as per my requirements (well, most of the times), the filters available for size, color, type, etc. suits me perfectly and makes my job so much easier. The returns & exchange option & Cash-on-Delivery mode of payment in almost all the websites are of course the added benefits. (more…)

Treasured Wheels

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I love older things that people have used and cherished. They have personality, character, and soul ~ Anonymous

Tucked away in the hills of Sonapur (about 17 kms from Guwahati City) is a treasure trove of all things old & vintage. Under the tireless efforts of Mr Pickloo Deka over the years, flourishes his dream and hobby of collecting rare gems that occupy pages of history. Called the TREASURED WHEELS, it is his endeavour to collect and offer a peek to the glorious yesteryears to all the interested people of today & tomorrow. He says that he wants to leave behind glimpses of our rich history for the future generation, under one roof. (more…)

The Quote Challenge (Day 3)

happy-quotes-2089Today is Day 3 of the 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge. I thank Anjana from The Glass Bangle for nominating me for this challenge. This time, going with the ‘not-so-serious’ route was super fun. 🙂 (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.9

lipsy-thisweekinbooksWelcome to another volume of  THIS WEEK IN BOOKS. Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.8

lipsy-thisweekinbooksI am back with THIS WEEK IN BOOKS after a really longggggg time! Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)