Interesting lines from The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

A favourite book from my childhood, apart from all my Enid Blyton books, is this book by Margery Williams ” The Velveteen Rabbit”. It is a story about how toys, like people,become REAL when they experience love. The following is a conversation in the nursery between the Skin Horse and The Velveteen Rabbit:- “Real isn’t... Continue Reading →

A smile that has captured the world

What’s behind Mona Lisa’s indescribable smile? Mona Lisa’s smile has been a heated debate among the artists. The broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr explores the secret science and painting methods underneath the Mona Lisa...Continue reading Britannica-Mona Lisa Image credit-https://www.britannica.com/topic/Mona-Lisa-painting

Did you know? -The Juba dance or Hambone

The Juba dance or hambone, originally known as Pattin' Juba (Giouba, Haiti: Djouba), is an African-American style of dance that involves stomping as well as slapping and patting the arms, legs, chest, and cheeks (clapping). "Pattin' Juba" would be used to keep time for other dances during a walkaround. A Juba dance performance could include: ...Continue reading https://youtu.be/m9kaQ3ZKPE0 https://youtu.be/gOsYePAu5Ho

A diamond ring that broke the world record

If just one diamond isn't enough, SWA Diamonds might have the perfect ring for you. The India-based jewelry company broke a Guinness World Records title for the most diamonds set in one ring with a whopping 24,679 diamonds. The spectacular ring was designed to mimic a pink oyster mushroom, according to a Guinness World Records news... Continue Reading →

The world’s most famous Cat and Mouse

The famous Tom and Jerry have been an integral part of my childhood. Recently, I took a trip down memory lane... Check this out- Tom and Jerry The movie Featured image credit - https://www.warnerbros.com/movies/tom-jerry

Five senses? We possibly have 33…

When we think of human senses we think of eyesight, hearing, taste, touch and smell. Yet we have always known that we are capable of sensing much more than this. Exactly what, however, is still subject to ongoing scientific research. Neuroscientists are well aware that we are a bundle of senses...Continue reading

Movie time – Thor: Love and Thunder 

I watched Thor: Love and Thunder last weekend Here’s what I think... The special effects are awesome as in all Marvel movies. Thor and his relationship with his hammer (Mjölnir) is always special. Russell Crowe is good in his role as Zeus . The official trailer Thor: Love and Thunder and IMDB info https://youtu.be/Go8nTmfrQd8 Photo... Continue Reading →

Photography and rock climbing

Given how climbing is an expression itself, it is no surprise that artists have found inspiration in climbing. In this new series, Art in Rock Climbing, ...Continue reading

DIY for this girl from Mumbai

 I was born and raised in Mumbai and have been living in Australia for nearly two decades now. Last evening,  I saw some photos of my earlier life proudly posing with a newly constructed IKEA table. Drumroll please… The table was my Taj Mahal. I had put it together with the instructions sheet and the... Continue Reading →

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