Valiant Blogger Award 

I’ve been nominated for the Valiant Blogger Award by Riya. I’m really grateful since this is my first blog award. Kudos to Liz for starting this really thoughtful initiative. I’m honoured to be a part of the Hall of Valor. In Liz’s words, “The Valiant Blogger Award is for the blogger who is brave and courageous. It is dedicated…

Trek to Rajmachi Fort

Open your history textbooks to that chapter about the Marathas, specifically to the paragraphs about the First Anglo-Maratha War.  Who are the Marathas: you ask? I reply, saying: The Maratha Empire or the Maratha Confederacy was an Indian power that existed from 1674 to 1818 and ruled over much of the Indian sub-continent. The Marathas…

Ask Again 

Facial expressions and body language reveal a lot more about a person than their words. All you have to do is see what isn’t being said. Observation is important. If you notice that something’s off about someone, ask them about it. Maybe it’s a casual joke about death or a sudden change in their favorite…

16 Times Sherlock Holmes Was Relatable 

I’m not a high functioning sociopath but there were many times I could relate to him. Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes in the BBC TV series Sherlock. It also stars Martin Freeman as John Watson, Mark Gatiss as Mycroft Holmes, Amanda Abbington as Mary Watson, Una Stubbs as Mrs. Hudson and Louise Brealey as Molly Hooper….

Q&A w/ Aestheticgraphy

  My friend Riya asked me to be in her first Q&A post! And I’m happy to participate. I’ve known Riya for a few years now and she’s a wonderful, funny and thoughtful person. We’re both each other’s critics and support as we navigate this world of blogging. She’s really creative, talented and relatable. Go check out her…