A Celebrity – Just Kidding

Dear friends I am terribly kicked and pleased as Punch πŸ˜€ Sunita aka Bellybytes posted a Guest Interview of yours truly πŸ˜€

I am doubly honored because Sunita is a wonderful writer and I enjoy reading her posts. I hope you will visit her blog and just in case you are curious have a look at the guest post too πŸ˜‰

For some strange inexplicable reasons, my comments don’t show up on her blog. But thank you to all those who have left me messages on the post. Hopefully my responses will show up sooner than later.

Thanks and have a super day


Moo Point

One sunny winter morning, we set to explore the Kolkata suburbs. Err well actually, the boys were on the lookout for a suitable place to reconnect minus the usual noise of their own ‘inhibitory’ pathways. And I, being blessed with no such inhibitions, tagged along for some possible photo ops. And voila there unfolded right before my phone camera a live drama.

brunchThe ladies were out for a bit of a munch at brunch

gossipPerhaps share a few confidences away from the old hag and other potential eavesdroppers.

dangerOh but wait – what was that? Danger!!!

retreatTime for a graceful and disdainful retreat – the leading lady led the way, while a tardy youngster grabbed a mouthful for the road.

retreat2Feeling brave, I ventured closer. She gave me a beady glare – No interviews or autographs please. I have other urgent business to attend to – she trotted off on the double.

escapeShe has her escape route mapped out and makes a beeline for it. The steps are just something else she has learned to negotiate for a bit of fresh greens.

gateKnowing the ways of the mischievous youngsters, the caretaker waits for them to actually leave the premises, lest they make a U-turn.

Apparently, every morning the hungry visitors arrived at the hotel lawns via a circuitous route to mooch around until heckled off the field. The caretaker also shared that the side gate is deliberately left open to enable the free lawnmowers to make a quick gateway πŸ˜€

Written for the Daily Post’s Weekly Discover Challenge – Transcript.

Thanks for visiting – do let me know you were her so that I may return the courtesy. πŸ™‚

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 115 and Calvin and Hobbes

Just 4 Fun #21



Well at least he (yeah pretty sure it’s he) has a good handwriting right? Just in case anyone is wondering ‘Arre’ (not Array) is a Hindi word. Hmm not quite sure what it means but mostly used as an exclamation or as a conversation starter. If anyone has a better explanation, please speak up or forever hold your peace πŸ˜€


Funny isn’t it?


But not to the one next in queue πŸ˜‹

Oh well, life is like that, sometimes on your side but mostly not.

But then smile anyway and keep life wondering what you are up to 😎


Disclaimer. Over the week, we tend to get a lot of jokes and life philosophies as shares. Some are too good to pass up. Here I share those that appealed to me or tickled my funny bone. Hope you like them too. Please note none of this is stuff is mine – I am just keeping the fun going!

If you too have something worth sharing do leave your link in the comment box or create a pingback to this post.

Have a great week ahead and don’t forget to have some fun too πŸ™Œ

CFFC: Down and Up

Whoosh! That’s how time flies and just as I thought there was tons of time for Cee’s next Fun Foto Challenge – Snakes and Ladders oops I mean Chutes and Ladders I find she’s already roped in the others for her next πŸ˜‰ Anyway, better late than never right?

Okay so here goes – and I am glad the challenge is not called Snakes and Ladders, Chutes were difficult to get as it is πŸ˜€ The pictures are mostly from around the wedding venue I had recently attended.


A luggage chute – will it do?


A chute ramp to the motor boat πŸ˜‰ Okay now for some ladders


A hard at work decorator or is the electrician?


Basking in the winter Sun. Can you imagine him doing this in 42o C (108 o F) with 80% humidity? Not just him, millions do it.


Triple bonanza πŸ˜€


Enough work, time for a bit of a rest, after a drink or two πŸ˜‰


Hic hic hitching a ride home πŸ˜€

Thanks for visiting – hope you liked my selection.

Do let me know you were here πŸ™‚

For readers of Moonshine, here's Chapter 106 and Calvin and Hobbes

WPC: In Anticipation

This little fella at the Kolkata zoo one early winter morning, spotted us from the corner of his beady little eye.


Long term resident of the zoo and experienced in the ways of man, he didn’t waste anyΒ  any time taking up his place in anticipation of what was to come.


We wondered what was up but not for long. Despite warnings to the contrary, eager visitors willingly shared their goodies – oranges seemed to be a hot favorite. Using his nose, he deftly twitched the segments away from the orange peel and stuffed them in his mouth. Clearly a discerning foodie rather than a mere glutton.

Another time, at a temple, I met Lakshmi the elephant who accepted ‘offerings’ from her fans. If they were coins she would promptly pass them on to her trainer and in return she would ‘bless’ the giver by placing her trunk on their head. But if someone gave her a coconut, she would crack it on the stone floor like a nut. From the broken pieces, she would delicately sniff out the coconut flesh and gobble it up in a jiffy. Her dexterity and expertise was a mesmerizing watch and has remained with me despite not having any photos.


As for me, I too live in anticipation. Invoking Sri Ganesha, the elephant headed-God, the One who is prayed first and is the Remover of all obstacles, in the coming New Year I hope that:


Clouded visions clear
Overcome barriers
Real or imagined
Stride fearlessly
Upon destined paths
Vibrant yet tranquil

Thank you for reading and apologies for foisting my feeble attempts at poetry (if it can be called that!) upon you 😢

In anticipation of a note from youΒ  πŸ™‚

Begin Again


Hello friends,

Please accept my apologies for being absent without intimation. That life will end for all those who are born is inescapable; yet when life takes one of its expected stoppages, it is nevertheless inexplicably unexpected and heartbreaking.

Whole or not, ready or not, it is time to pick up the pieces and begin again. I hope to start posting regularly once again from the 24th of August. Do mark the date on your calendar and make sure to join in for I need your company more than ever before.

Thank you for being there and not giving up on me.

Wishing all brothers and sisters a very Happy Rakshabandhan. Do watch this heartwarming advertisement that sensitively captures the essence of Rakhi. A warning though – the video is in Hindi and subtitles (auto-generated) in French.

Time Flies

Gosh – how time flies! January is already over and we are well into February while March is pretty booked up (at least for me!) so that’s one quarter of 2016 all but over – Yikes! surpriseIsn’t there some way to hold back time – while having fun and fast forwarding when it is not so much fun? Ah well I guess not – but the least we can do is dump all those wasteful time consuming activities and mindsets that don’t really matter. Here’s is an article on the biggest wastes of time that we regret as we grow older – wish I had read it when I was younger, but then it is never too late is it?

And here’s something that you will hopefully not consider a waste of time winkingChapter 29 but the icing (non-fattening varietybig grin) as always is Calvin.

Calvin and Hobbes

Source: http://www.gocomics.com/calvinandhobbes/2008/01/07

Thought for the day One of the hardest things in this world is to admit you are
wrong. And nothing is more helpful in resolving a situation than its frank
admission :- Benjamin Disraeli

Have a super weekend

Oh and by the way, how about brushing up your typing skills?

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