Frida | #ThursdayTreeLove - 6

Home, Bangalore - October 2019

Although you can only see a branch of it here, on the right, this tree has to be my most favorite tree in the whole world. This one is a huge and mighty Peepal tree that envelopes the entrance of our apartment. It is almost impossible to capture all of her in a frame. One of the reasons why we decided to buy a house here, was this tree.

Light | #WordlessWednesday - 8

Home - October 2019

The wound is the place where the Light enters you.

~ Rumi

Book Review: The Golem And The Djinni - Helene Wecker

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Title: The Golem And The Djinni
Author: Helene Wecker
Publisher: The Borough Press (15 August 2013)
Genre: Fantasy/Myth/Legends & Sagas
Price: Rs. 230 on Amazon for the Kindle edition
Pages: 675

Honestly, I wasn't a fan of the fantasy genre. Exactly why I stayed away from the Harry Potter series while growing up. I was very happy with my Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel and Jeffery Archer books and thought that I would not enjoy fantasy fiction. A couple of years ago, coaxed by friends, I read the Harry Potter series with absolutely no expectations. But, I fell in love with it. While it was more to do with the author's imagination and writing prowess and less to do with the genre, I still felt that fantasy was interesting.

Action Replay + Gratitude List: September 2019

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Fifteen days into October and this is my first post of the month, so, you probably can tell how busy I was. Travel and work had me tied up. Anyway, more on that later. After a not so good August, let's see how September fared for me. Thankfully, September undid all that August did. To a large extent at least. Sleep was better in September, thanks to the discovery of Lavender oil! No, it doesn't sedate me or anything, but a few drops of it on my pillow helps me calm down and relax. This in-turn turns to sleep and I have been sleeping with minimal disturbance these days. I have also been staying away from caffeine post 7 PM and try to hit the bed at the same time each day. While I have been sleeping better, I'm having difficulties waking up early in the morning. I think with time, this will get better too. I just need time to form a habit.