Red Finch In My Yard

I was talking with AT of Dubai yesterday, when I told her about the birds that would come chirping in my backyard, making sure I am up early even on weekends (my bedroom window overlooks the backyard). She wanted to know the kinds of birds- I told her about the pigeons, sparrows and blackbirds and…

Happy Birthday GB

A Birthday Workout Hike across green Ireland; Bike the USA; Backpack through New Zealand, But don’t call it a day… Do yoga in lovely Paris; Jump rope in Katmandu; Avoid Italian pasta, (Well, maybe taste, but don’t you chew!) Climb atop Mt. Everest; Do aerobics on China’s Wall; Lift weights on Mexican Beaches; And honey,…

Aaja Naachle, Naachle (IIFA) In Toronto

Bollywood Fever Grips Toronto The Globe & Mail report: The Bollywood fever gripping Toronto is simmering and just waiting to explode as the Indian International Film Academy Awards take centre stage Saturday night. Some 22,000 fans are expected to watch the star-studded awards ceremony live at Rogers Centre. Tickets for the shows sold out within…

Saving Chilly Lily

Remember the lovely lillies from this August 2009 post, which the Wascally Wabbit decimated in few days? Since then a few lily plants would come up only to be eaten up by the Wascal all over again. So this year I was determined to outsmart him. yeah, right I was in the game to outsmart a…

Peonies In My Porch

From this … ……to this in a matter of 24 hours… though short-lived, they are low-maintenance, abundant, handful, happy and sweet smelling blooms that continue to amaze me year after year since 2008.

My New Sweetheart…..

……..peals of his giggly-laughter in his backyard rings through the fence and lifts my spirits up all weekend long in my backyard……. Everytime I see my neighbour’s son B’s lovingly smiling face, I am reminded of this…

5 Key Trends ….

…………………..Likely To Shape The World Of Work in Coming Years. The Globe and Mail reports: GREYING WORK FORCE: An aging population, more people opting to stay on the job and the elimination of mandatory retirement ages mean workplaces should prepare for the age of “unretirement.” GOING GLOBAL: Overseas experience, familiarity with other cultures and the…

Yeeks, The Wascally Wabbit Is Back….

remember this WASCAL who decimated my chilly-lillies… HE IS BACK!!!!     With his new partner-in-crime…… well, he is NOT touching any of my Lillies or Lilacs or ‘Black-eye-Susan’s this year: he is welcome to share the nuts & seeds with the winged-friends in my yard

New Arrival In My Garden…..

The year was 2006: I was travelling in a car with my family, up to the hotel at  Yercaud, when I saw the lovely orange-coloured ‘Honey-suckle’ flowers on both sides of our path. I attempted to capture them in my camera…but didn’t get a good shot. The flowers remained vivid in my memory. After some…

Happy Father’s Day

To my dad, my brother, my uncles & cousin-brothers:- by blood and by marriage,  GB, KG,  Bharath, Dr. Ars, Mike from Auz, Fay’s Abi, JK’s K, AT’s Joy, JMS’s Milton,  BS’s Alfred,  SK’s Umesh, Andrew, Joe, Ed, BO and all deserving fathers around the globe…. A Dad is a person who is loving and kind, And…