4 fun things my wheelchair can do

Since I am so used to my wheelchair, I hardly noticed how very functional it is. It acts as a storage, a car, a ladder, sabzi (vegetable) basket, a rocking chair, and oh, it also helps me move around. Over the years, I learnt to maneuver it with ease, and also have fun with it….

Changing the narrative- Apt representations of gender in media

Media has been one of the greatest influencers of gendered patterns and identities, often in a negative way. Now, as we have begun to become more aware and earnestly want to change the narrative, what better to do it than through media? I’d anytime recommend these movies and a series that I watched in the…

Mystery of the TBR that never ends

During the days we visited libraries often, either at school or public ones in the holidays, the library card was my golden ticket. At school we were allowed to borrow one book at a time and once the librarian trusted us enough to be voracious readers who also returned books without scribbles and dog ears,…

Why revisit children’s books?

Whether it’s in a library or a bookshop, the children’s shelf is always so appealing that it makes us stop to take a look, examine the pretty covers, just hang on a moment with the vibrant colours wearing a nostalgic smile. While our reading tastes evolve as we grow up, there will always be something…

Spooky reads for Friday the 13th

It’s Friday the 13th. I waited and waited, nothing spooky happened. But Blogchatter’s friendly ghost Mohan Das has been super active today snooping around and asking us to share our favourite trysts with the horror. As a person who used to watch and read horror back-to-back, this came as an opportunity to pick some of…

Becoming purple again

I had a purple chair when I was little, with a bright yellow smiley face painted on it It was the chair I sat on to eat, play or read.

Sweet secrets the environment whispers

I’ve seen a lot of conversations online and offline championing environment awareness but I still used to wonder what I would write or talk about the environment when I don’t have the expertise it needs. In recent times I thought of diving a little deeper into this topic to learn more and do better. As…

Decorating pain

We decorate pain in everyday life. Amidst the intricacies of nature and labyrinth of creation, we find ways to decorate pain Through stormy hail and torrential rains, we decorate pain with a dainty rainbow, In the darkest nights we decorate pain with specks of shimmering stars. Through the circle of life, the blooming and withering…

A slice of life and ek cup chai

Tea has travelled a journey of several centuries, taking different forms, used as a drink of aristocracy rights, as a medicinal herb, for divination and more until today it is a vital beverage found in every household in almost every part of the world- Whether it is Taj Mahal, Brooke Bond, Wagh Bakri, the sought…

Inside paati’s kitchen

A flavoursome aroma would always waft across the hallway from paati’s (grandma’s) kitchen, drawing me like a magnet to see what’s cooking. I would peer through the sheer curtains and look with curious eyes. She’d turn around with her radiant smile knowing I was up for some tasting. She’d let me scrape off milk toffee…