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- Learning Art
We rely on erasers, encouragement and the infinite patience of the art teacher.
- Photo Essay: The Herb Garden
A photo essay on a herb garden made by the Worshipful Company of Barbers in London
- Photo Essay: Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards
A story on the worshipful company of Makers of Playing Cards
- The SmartyPants Fetish
Have you ever asked a guy why he prefers blondes? Does anyone seek to understand the various fetishes and quirks that different men find appealing?
- Ideart: Retro Shirt & Kolam
Because the fabric was crumpled and stiff at those wrinkles, the colour caught and skipped in places.
- The Green Mile Was Not An Illusion
I felt a little easier about parting with a little piece of my heart, my Illusions, after that. The book that he gave me was
- Introducing Astrology in Schools
Astrology needs to be thrust down the minds of all.
- Spring-ing a Surprise
Confronted with a pile from my latest indiscretions, I make yet another “no more shopping, I have enough” resolution.
- Confessions of a Facebook Addict
My husband has a new term of endearment for me.....
- Fiction: The Winning Point
Vineet was an ordinary young man with one remarkable talent that came to fore only in his late teens in college. It all started with
- Photo Essay: Flowers From Our Winter Garden
This January seems to have produced a fine crop of blooms.
- The Writer In The Artist Spectrum
Are we reclusive visual artists or are we vivacious performers?
- IdeaArt: Rose Garden
A discarded shirt becomes a personal art (and style) statement - here's how.
- Fiction: Rockstar
I’ve just discovered a kink in my sexual make-up.
- Food Review: The Geist Weber East-West Grill-off
We weren't complaining - much fun (and food) was had.
- Strand Book Exhibition Underway in Bangalore
We went in to the exhibition, promising to keep a firm hand on our wallets and resist the temptations of the printed word.
- PC Game Review: Plants Vs. Zombies
The zombies are a quirky lot from newspaper reading zombies to cheerleaders and bucket headed janitors
- Ideart: Kathakali
I was fascinated by the plethora of colours on the Kathakali costume. This is my tribute to this grand art.
- Sand Art
Muggulu (telugu) Kolam (Tamil) and Rangoli (hindi)
- Mall Hunting
Retail therapy, obviously doesn't last for long. For there is always something better to be looked at and desired.
- The Wall Project: BMC Plays Tom Sawyer, Everyone Wins!
Here's the chess board representing order and structure, being ripped apart by a hand (whose model was a street kid called Sultan).
- NovelRace Week 7: The View From The Shoulders' Of Giants
A writing buddy not just supports you but also understands what you are going through at each step.
- The Wall Project in Mumbai
This Independence day (15th and 16th of August, actually), the project asks people to paint the wall running along Tulsi Pipe Road from Mahim to
- NovelRace Week 6: My Characters Are For Real!
I seem to be seeing my characters walking out of the book and around me everywhere.
- Valley of Flowers: The Approach
I've heard from a few visitors to the Valley that it is not as beautiful as they expected it to be. I beg to differ.
- NovelRace Week 5: The Lone Runner
A major part of story-telling is letting the story grow in your own mind and that's just like gestation.
- Fiction: Twitter Rendezvous With @GanjuGanesh
GanjuGanesh: @DeeptiLamba That is nice. U two tweet together and my parents meditate together.
- NovelRace Week 2: Adventures Galore!
I dreamed that writing would be fun but I never, in my wildest imagination, thought it would be such an adventure!
- Katy And I
There was its beautiful hardbound leather cover, its striking pictures and each chapter beginning with old English lettering. And finally there was Katy herself.
- When Gardening Becomes An Obsession
Greed is never good but unfortunately nature's bounty always has something enticing to offer that a gardener must have.
- The Lamba Garden
On entering the Lamba residence one is welcomed by the site of greenery. Trees, plants and lots of flowers lift the visitor's spirits.
- IDEART: Peacock
The combination of colours you choose, sets the tone for how you interpret purple.
- Singing Telemarketers Away
How to deal with pestering telemarketers
- A Landmark Love Story
Come Friday and I'm making no plans, except to trek back to my favorite bookspot and just savour the feeling of being able to walk
- The World And President Obama: A Reason For The Romance
We are a generation that has set ourselves apart and see in this new President, a lot of ourselves and a little of who we
- Photo Essay: Smell of an Indian Bazaar
Russell Market is one of the oldest markets in Bangalore and it was built in 1927.
- Life Is All About Me For A Change
I am a classic case of a woman following a clean life. And it sucks! Everything is a big - No!
- Missing InSomnia
“We are having a blast at the Taj tonight…You'll love it !"
- The Dividing Roots Of Religions
She was barking up the wrong tree. I was already on her side.
- Fitness, A Way Of Life
Most people at the gym watch their diet. Talking to them makes my resolution firmer and easier to carry forward
- Photo Essay: Kabini
Kabini is a good weekend getaway for nature lovers and KJLR is a perfect place to stay.
- Dress Code Hypocrisy At Indian Workplaces
Why are men forced to put up with these double standards?
- Photo Essay: Worldwide Photo Walk, Bangalore
Bangalore was the only city in India where the 'Worldwide Photo Walk' was talking place, apart from the other 192 cities across the world.
- Book Review: Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments: All Lab, No Lecture
Here's a terrific do-it-yourself book for the chemistry enthusiast, with everything you need to know about setting up your own chemistry lab.
- Fiction: I Am Jill's Last Wish
These last few years she had not felt inclined to play rain-maker any more. But one does what one must.
- Movie Review: WALL·E - The Love Story Of A Robot
Pixar brings us the delightful story of a lonely robot and his first brush with love.
- The £5.50 Chinese Monkey-Picked Tea
all this monkey picking business is good and fine, but what is the actual name of the tea plant?
- Stubborn As A Mule
This is mainly because as a child I had grown quite tired of hearing things like, “Bengali girls who can sing get good husbands”
- "Scoring" in the United States
“So have you scored in the US as yet?”
- Play Review: Lucknow 76
The plot of the play was based on politics and history, shifting between two time frames of 1876 and 1976.
- Downtime, Uptime: 10 Suggested Activities
A list of 10 things to do during your free time
- Little Deaths in the Garden
He enraged me and so was killed with poison.
- Book Review: Quondam by Jayel Gibson
What makes this book a novelty is that Jayel Gibson is herself a gamer and believes that video gaming is actually good for people.
- Patang Fever - For the Love Of Kites
Childhood memories make us what we are.