What I Read In May


I enjoyed another good month of reading in May. Sometimes, I ask myself: Why do I read? Is it for pleasure? Is reading a mere hobby? Reading is not just a pastime to me.  Reading has evolved over the years to be a sounding tool for it’s from books that I understand the words and […]

June 14, 2018

What I Read In April


I had a break from all work for about five days in April. I was away in the Maldives where I spent a lot of time by the sea, soaking in some sun, and absorbing a lot of words. Even now, when I close my eyes, I can feel the colors of the sea in […]

May 5, 2018

What I Read In March


I read a lot in March! I also read a lot with my friend, the two of us setting aside a time together where we Skype but don’t talk – we just read together. From Bangalore to Dublin. It’s been wonderful. It’s been magical. And it’s making me read a lot more! Classics The Autobiography […]

April 1, 2018

What I Read In February


In February, I read a lot of books with my old friend, Birdy. And it was like the old times – books were what drew us together as friends. There were so many weekends where our idea of fun was to just go to Landmark Stores in Forum Mall, and buy books that we are […]

March 2, 2018

What I Read In January


I had one of the most beautiful beginnings to this year when I spent some time in a cabin in the mountains. And yes, that cabin came with a mini library as well and a cozy reading room to read, overlooking snow-capped peaks, and unlimited cups of warm tea to heat your frozen toes. So, […]

February 17, 2018

What I Read In December


The monthly prompts of December from the lovely Susannah Conway kept me busy and I didn’t get around to my usual monthly routine blogging tasks. In December, I slowed down the reading a bit. I was away traveling for the first few days of the month with a group, and then the last few days […]

February 5, 2018

What I Read In November


I am a little behind my usual monthly post about the books I read. That has mostly to do with all the work from the ‘December Reflections’ project, and a fair bit of laziness from me over the last month of the year. This month, though, as indeed this year, I am promising myself that […]

January 20, 2018

Favorite Movies Of 2017


When I was teaching in China many years ago, my rented apartment had a DVD player and TV thrown in for free. The hours were easy – you had to teach for a few hours, and then once supper was over at about 5 PM, you had the whole evening to yourself. There were no […]

January 16, 2018

My Word For 2018


These prompts really make me think. It’s refreshing. That a few phrases or words can help us to reflect on life. Why all this reflecting? Why can’t you just lead life? I know that these are the questions that might come up in you, dear reader. A reader wrote to me saying that I am […]

December 31, 2017