Sunday, October 12, 2014

Plumbing and pumpkin croissants

After weeks of earfuls from my husband about a thumping, buzzing, noisy guest bath toilet and considerable run-around from plumbers, Roto-rooter drain experts and our home builder's handyman, I decided to take matters in my own hand.

Friday, June 14, 2013


This blog/rant is going to be my Friday therapy. It's Friday and it's the end (or a long pause at least) to my to-and-fro work commute. Heck yeah.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Birthday blues, beaten black-&-blue.

When you get to a certain age, something terrible starts happening to you. And it keeps happening over and over again.
It's called "a birthday".

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A place beyond powerful

You know good cinema when something you watched yesterday stays with you the next day. And the next day. And the day after.
"A place beyond the pines" is a compelling relationship drama about dysfunctional fathers and sons stuck on two sides of a flawed legal system.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Typecast me not

Never thought I will say this, but I think I am a closet Salman Khan fan. How many other bollywood actors can claim to have played a buffoonish small-town cop (Dabangg, Dabangg 2) and a cool-cat super-spy (Ek Tha Tiger) convincingly in the same year ? I watched Dabangg 2 during Christmas week 2012 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The movie's simple format and common man lingo is both a delight and a relief after a string of flops produced under his family's production banner. Kudos to Salman khan for breaking the bollywood hero stereotype, stepping out of his comfort zone and deciding to play Chulbul Pandey: the crime-busting Robin Hood cop with a penchant for garish shirts and spontaneously breaking into loud song and dance sequences.

Friday, January 11, 2013


This post is about an ancient Egyptian burial custom called mummification.
Just kidding. It is not. :)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Dragon baby

9-week Baby-Math: 

Countless crying fits
Several clueless-mommy moments
612 dirty diapers
68 sleep deprived nights
14 pounds to lose until my pre-pregnancy weight
7 baby visitors
4 movie/lunch dates with my m-i-l
2 daycare tours
1 nanny interview
0 regrets