The Mountains Are Calling: Hiking Mount Washington

The Mountains Are Calling: Hiking Mount Washington

I look up thinking how beautiful nature made you, wondering at the sheer monstrosity of your ability to question my strength, my endurance, my inner voice!  Your face so high up in the clouds, looming over me, frightening me. I whisper to myself, “Can I do this?”. There is a tiny voice inside me urging me to go ahead, telling me I can do this. After all, I’ve been meaning to say “Hi!” for a while now. 🙂 Continue reading “The Mountains Are Calling: Hiking Mount Washington”

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Goodbye, my sunshine!

Goodbye, my sunshine!

Dog heaven has a mischievous new angel now! On a warm November evening, about eight years ago, we adopted a quiet, shy little puppy from CUPA(Compassion Unlimited Plus Action), Bangalore and that day, our lives changed forever! At the adoption center, where every other puppy was vying for our attention, she was tucked away in a corner easily missed if  we didn’t look too carefully. We held her in our arms and right then we knew that we wanted to give little baby with the biggest, most beautiful eyes I’d ever seen a forever home!She was such a kind and gentle (but naughty) soul with many, many adorable quirks and idiosyncrasies! Owing to her many, many quirks and idiosyncrasies(yes, we considered dog therapy of sorts 😉 ) we named her Phoebe! Continue reading “Goodbye, my sunshine!”

Bitten by the DOODLE bug!

Bitten by the DOODLE bug!

“Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on his pony
He stuck a feather in his hat
And called it macaroni”

*Keeps singing this bit of the rhyme repeatedly in her head*

I don’t know how or why this rhyme came to my head but it stuck. It stuck for a whole day and then all I wanted to do the next day was DOODLE! I guess it was the DOODLE in Yankee Doodle that got me to want to draw! =) Plus, a cold and rainy day makes you want to stay inside the comfort of your home! *Brrrrrr* Continue reading “Bitten by the DOODLE bug!”

My thoughts on “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid

My thoughts on “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid

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“There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book.” – Josh Jameson

Hey you!

It’s a new year, which calls for a new resolution. This year I’m trying to go the toned down version of Mark Zuckerberg’s 2015 challenge (A wee bit late, I know! 😉  ). I’m hoping to read a book a month and as Math would have it, 12 books by the end of this year! 12 books that will positively influence my life and my views in any little way possible. Going back a couple of weeks, I was browsing Pinterest and I came across this very wonderful list of short reads (For all you bibliophiles, I’ll have the link to the list pasted at the end of this post! :)). That’s where I stumbled upon “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid and it immediately piqued my interest. Continue reading “My thoughts on “The Reluctant Fundamentalist” by Mohsin Hamid”