Hotel Marine Palace Kovalam

Video Review Last month, we stayed at Hotel Marine Palace in Kovalam for a night. This hotel is located on Beach Road and has a good view of the Hawa Beach. Though the exterior is pretty unassuming, the room itself was spacious and well furnished. We had a glorious view of the sunset on HawaContinue reading “Hotel Marine Palace Kovalam”

A Night in Vrindavan

November 2021 My mom had been to Vrindavan only once, and that was a long time ago. That had been a day trip of Mathura & Vrindavan, arranged by my dad’s office. I was a kid at the time and only remember that it was the sort of trip where you rush from one spotContinue reading “A Night in Vrindavan”

Home Improvement Project #4

Previous home improvement projects Meter Box Cover Makeover Corridor Makeover Foyer Makeover My four-seater dining table is quite plain. The table is alright, but the chairs are a bit boring. The chairs are made of mango wood and have straight backs without any upholstering. Quite bare as you can see. I wanted to make themContinue reading “Home Improvement Project #4”

Prisons – A Review

Many years ago, I read Rhonda Byrne’s The Secret, a self-help book that has been confirmed as life changing by readers across the world. I won’t say it changed my life, but it did make me regard some events in my life with wonder. Apparently, I had intuitively triggered some aspects of the Secret. AContinue reading “Prisons – A Review”

Experiments with Fluid Art

I’ve been hearing about fluid art for quite a while now. Also known as pouring art, it basically involves pouring different colored paints onto a canvas using any one of the recommended pouring techniques. The colors flow across the canvas, creating interesting patterns that result in absolutely unique and amazing paintings. You can control theContinue reading “Experiments with Fluid Art”

And Covid Strikes

Last week started off with a sore throat, which metamorphosed overnight into a full-fledged fever and body ache. I quarantined myself in the master bedroom, leaving the other three members (and dog) of the family to sort themselves as best as possible in the remaining one and a half bedrooms. I slept off most ofContinue reading “And Covid Strikes”

Year 2021 Trips

So another year comes to a close and it’s time to log this year’s trips! January – Rishikesh We try to go to Rishikesh at least once a year as it is our family’s favorite destination. This year we went to Rishikesh on the Republic Day long weekend. We stayed at Aloha on the Ganges,Continue reading “Year 2021 Trips”

Drawing Challenge #Day 21

So finally I reached the last challenge of the 21 Day Drawing Challenge. Okay, okay, let’s not dwell on the fact that it took me a year to complete a “21 Day” challenge. The important thing is that I’ve completed it, right? Let me just drop the “Day” aspect and say the 21st (and last)Continue reading “Drawing Challenge #Day 21”

Diwali 2021

So after last year’s lull, Diwali is back with a bang! Quite literally, the ban on firecrackers notwithstanding. The Diwali celebrations started off with a Diwali mela in our society on the weekend preceding Diwali. The next couple of days went in meeting our relatives who stay nearby and exchanging Diwali sweets. We also gotContinue reading “Diwali 2021”