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 […]

Home is Where your Heart is!

“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself. “ – Maya Angelou Home is the place where you return over and over again- the place where you come back to after a tiring day at work, or after a great vacation. After our wedding, my husband had his first posting to Pune. […]

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 […]

Rainbow in My Cloud #SpreadTheVibe

“But P, why don’t you understand? Facebook isn’t that bad!”, I tried to reason in vain. “Shalu, we have had this discussion time and again. I do not know why someone would write ‘feeling sad, eating food’ or so. Who is interested if you are heartbroken? And to top it all, there are infinite number […]

On Zeroing in…

Hey you lovely people. It’s been a long long time since I have penned down something. And choosing today, the 31st of December, the eve of New Year is a mere coincidence. So, this is definitely not another ‘New year, New Me’ post. Not another ‘Good bye 2015’ post and definitely not another ‘My resolutions […]

Watch on the Go #TataSkyTransfer

“How can you watch such a meaningless show? Ten girls running after a boy? You are crazy! Come lets watch football”. “Oh, well! What’s so great about ten guys running after a ball?” This is an everyday episode at home. He cribbing about a popular reality show which I love to watch and me nagging about […]

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 […]

Breakfast in Bed

On this bright Sunday morning, taking a break from the routine rut, I sit in the hotel bed with my husband. We hear a knock on the door and it is the room attendant bringing us breakfast of eggs, pancakes, waffles and smoothies. “We should take a break like this once in a while”, I […]

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 […]

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 […]

TATA BOLT- The Bleeding Edge!

“Shalu, I am being posted to Delhi and I’ll have to leave in a couple of weeks”. It came as a shock to me and being married to the Olive Green I knew I had to face these kind of thunderbolts in my life, quite often. After our “healthy discussion” which lasted for a good […]

Defining Me…. the Zealous!

“We don’t define the unlimited.” ― Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut It is a Herculean task to define a person- she is a daughter, a sister, a girl friend, a best friend, a wife, a mother, an engineer, a career-oriented woman, a soul-mate. But, what defines me? In a single word- “Passion“!! Yes, […]

Shave to Outshine #WillYouShave

In  a world of hairy men and long beards, I kept searching for my Prince Charming. Right from my childhood, I often wondered why men were spotted with weird looking beards on their faces! They called it a Goatee or a Soul Patch or a Mutton Chops! Whatsoever, it was just plain facial hair for […]