And Sing,”I’ll be there for you”

It was a lazy Sunday morning when I was woken up by a kiss planted on my forehead and to the aroma of freshly baked eggs and bread. I snuggled close to my husband as he smiled. We walked to the porch, settled down on the garden swing- me with a cup of coffee in […]

When Life Gives You Lemons #DearZindagi

Dear Zindagi, Come here you. Let me give you one big bear hug, coochie-coo your cheeks and say, “You Rock!” You have given me everything that I’ve ever needed in life, though in your own sweet way. Of course, there were ups and downs and lefts and rights. But then, what’s life without a few […]

….. and she’s Three!! #BlogAnniversary

September 1, 2016 Aww.. My Blog is Three Today! Happy Birthday, Blog! Yippeeyayy! Before I dwell into any details, look at how I celebrated! That’s some delicious cookie balls for you, my dear readers who were always there by my side, being a part of my world, my happiness! Three years ago, when I started this […]

Madaari Movie Review: Irrfan at his terrific best

It’s a no brainer that when we hear the name- Irrfan Khan, we know there would be no compromise on quality acting. And his presence makes a film worth watching. His latest movie- Madaari, directed by  Nishkant Kamat is no different. An unusual plot with strong, emotional act pierces your heart and leaves you with […]

India’s Finest Movies @Zee Classic

Three hours of entertainment. Some songs, dance, action and comedy. Sounds familiar? That’s Bollywood for us! Apart from running around the trees, high-octane action sequences and lots of mirch masala, there are days when we want to experience something historical, contemporary, something more deep rooted and intense. There are the movies which were made from […]

Promise Me, Darling… #SadaSexy

…Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

Down with Love..only Literally #LoveAndLaughter

He tucked that careless strand of hair behind my ear. As he kissed my cheek, I stirred in my sleep and purred. A sudden flash of bright light came in and I cupped the already closed eyes with my palms. Let me sleep. Please, turn off the lights. Please, P. I want to sleep. Shalu, I […]

When the going gets tough… #jobanniversary

I sat there shivering and sweating in my new blazers awaiting the results. Out of a handful of Post Graduates, my name was announced. Yes, I was recruited by one of the biggest IT giants in India. I still remember that moment when I was jumping with joy and happy tears pouring down my cheeks. Phone calls, […]

How and why I cooked my first Chicken Manjurian!

“What’s for lunch, honey?”, he asked! It was just four months after our wedding and a week of living together. Blame it on his job, it took all these days to get an accommodation (that too temporary) at the military campus. That just mean I hadn’t had a chance to cook for him yet. So, when this […]

My Mamma Dearest ❤❤

“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair, so that I may climb the golden stair”. I was listening with my little brown eyes wide open as Mamma narrated my favorite story for the umpteenth time. “Mamma, will I have long golden hair when I grow up?”, the innocent three-year old me was curious. “You will not […]

Forever alone No more- S

Clock shows: 4.45am / Date:03Feb13 Singlehood ends in: 08 hours  Shakespeare Idioms Used: Sea change, Screw your courage to the sticking place and you’ll not fail, Send packing, Stony-hearted, Star crossed lovers, Set teeth on edge, Such stuff as dreams are made on Fifteen minutes. Dad will wake me up anytime now. I set aside my scrapbook onto my suitcase […]

We took the Dare #WashBucketChallenge

I am a wife and an IT Professional who works in a 24/7 project. My work may begin at 5 am in this hot summer morning, or at 12 pm or by 8 pm. My work is unpredictable like me and I have never compromised it for anything in life. When I got married and […]

#Together Forever

“Shalu, I might be posted to Kashmir soon”. Okay, so that came as a shock to me. And the moment which he chose to disclose this was even ridiculous. It was three days before our wedding. And the photographers had decided to do a video shoot of us. Yes, the typical, holding hands and running […]

I Decided to #lookup

Seeing your Mom slip away to the hands of death is not a pleasant moment to face is one’s life. I have been there, seeing her life being sucked out of her by cancer. I have written about it in detail before, when I felt I was ready. It was a disturbing moment when I […]

Ramayana – The Game of Life : Shattered Dreams (Book 2) (English)

Title: Ramayana: The Game of Life: Shattered Dreams (Book 2) Author: Shubha Vilas Publisher: Jaico Publishing House ISBN: 978-81-8495-531-6 Number of Pages: 387 Price: 350 [INR] Genre: Mythology The Blurb: Shattered Dreams is the sequel to the national bestseller, Rise of the Sun Prince, in the new spiritual and motivational series Ramayana-The Game Of Life.Twelve joyful […]

Love in the Box #lunchboxANDyou

#PaneerTikkaPizza follow me @taleoftwotomatoes

The first time I was asked whether I know how to cook was by P’s Mom- before our wedding. Well, then I didn’t know how to make even a perfect tea! Not that I’m stupendous in it now. And yes, my Mom literally had to pull her hairs apart trying to teach me the art […]


“Shalu, it’s time! I’ve come to take you back with me. Your time on the earth is up”. “But… But Lord, I didn’t LIVE my life.. I mean to the fullest! I… I want to live more, love more!” “You know it’s not possible, baby. But you were a good girl and I’m willing to […]


I’m often judged for my extreme personality. You can find me in bliss in both a calm lake and a loud waterfall, in an LBD and a saree, in a bright red lipstick and stilettos and also in my comfy pajamas! So, my point is, why should you choose? Why should you pick only pick one? When I […]