Thursday, December 27, 2012

What is taking the attention away!

Girl: “Have you fled from Jail?”
 Guy looks up surprised.

Girl: “No water at home?”
 Guy is baffled.

Girl: “Ran out of toiletries?”
 Guy remains stunned.

Girl: “Trying to look old and serious?
 Guy looks blank.

Girl: “Being the human pumice stone?
 Guy doesn’t attempt to answer.

Girl: “Or the matchbox?
Guy remains quiet.

Girl: “A surface for filing nails, maybe?
 Guy is looking for the link.

Girl: "Medical reason?"
Guy shakes his head.

Girl: “You can be good for broom finish surfaces

Wondering what is happening in this union,
He asks, “What is going on?”

Girl: “What’s with the stubble?”
This post is a part of the 'Shave or Crave' movement in association with

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Once upon the Tracks of Mumbai : Book Review

This book narrates the story of Balwant Srivastav, better known as Babloo. His father is an employee of the Indian Railways, and they stay in a railway colony in Mumbai.

Babloo is a bit different from the most of us - he is little slow in grasping things, but has few strong traits as well. He feels, but is  terrible when it comes to emoting. He speaks half sentences, and has little control over his anger. He has shadows of us in him, and you identify with him while he narrates the story.

Needless to say, his poor performance in academics, his weird conduct and likewise have distanced him from everyone - his parents, brother, neighbours; he has no friends, except Vandana, who speaks to him caringly. She stays in the same colony as Babloo, only her father is at a much higher designation than Babloo's.

The story is ideal for a Bollywood film - it is a tale of love, friendship, misuse of simplicity, chain of events going on without the protagonist knowing an inkling about them and the reader is completely involved. As a reader you know who is cheating whom, who is the bad guy and you would almost curse out aloud when Babloo comes on the verge of truth, but floats very far away from it.

Babloo has his heart in the right place - he cannot tolerate something if he deems it wrong. He finds a new identity as Rail Man when he fearlessly helps a channel reporter; and stops another crime after that. He also agrees to take up a lowly job to earn himself respect from Vandana. There's drama and then, slowly things fall into place. And the story ends on a positive note.

It writing style is lucid, and you can read it easily, even while commuting. Babloo will keep you hooked to the book and you would not be able to let go off the book until you have found out what happens next. Rishi Vohra's portrayal of Babloo is amazing - its very difficult to put yourself in the shoes of someone with problems, not exactly dyslexic or autistic. The friendless boy seeks refuge in his inner soul - it is something we all do. Rishi has also captured the mindsets of middle class families and all the other characters of the story very well.

To find out more about the book, what others said about it and the author himself, do visit

This book review is special. The author had written to me to find out if I would like to review his first book, making me feel equally special. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Want Straight Hair?

Is your hair curly and wavy? Do you want straight hair? Here is an easy way :

1. Make your hair moist. (Spraying  water, running moist fingers, whatever suits you)
2. Take a comb  with which you regularly brush your hair. Put the comb in your tresses and pull  the hair outwards and in that stretched position, spray some  hairspray on it.
3. Repeat over whole head.

And lo and behold, your hair would be straight as a curtain in no time!  
The best part is that all you have to do to have your curls back is wash your hair!
This is a whacky idea submitted for the Sunsilk "Straight Hair Experiment" Contest on Indiblogger. 

Friday, December 07, 2012

Brunch @ Cheri

Multiple breads
Relishes and jams
Live Salad Counter
Massive vegeterian counter
Equally massive non veg menu
Live Pizza Counter
Live Kababs and Grill
Live Pasta and Risotto
Loads of good food and unlimited drinks. What else can you ask for??

Go for the Brunch at Cheri One Qutub, Mehrauli on any Sunday. Start your winter morning with friends and family in the outdoor courtyard, with live counters cooking awesome food and filling the air with exotic aroma. Walk in the interiors to check out the cold buffet and deserts. Be invited to the open terrace by a teasing play of light and shade created by shadows of plants and winter sun. 

The staff is cheerful, and would happily assist you if need be. Chef Raman may also hang outside, to share his secret tips with you. 

Believe me, you should try it atleast once.. and you would keep going back!

Photocredits: Sangeeta, Sushmita and Me