Look at that heel mummmaaaa!!!

Look ma, look. It’s so big. All excited and full of wonder. Your friend wrote this? Is this her shoe?

Can I have one just like this? 

Me, I just laugh, infected by imp’s enthusiasm. Wondering what I’m talking about? It’s Kiran’s debut novel – The Reluctant Detective.

Kiran Manral, met her through her blog and fell in love with her writing. Her eloquent way of making the most embarrassing thing endearing; her sense of humor; her brat speak; love it all. And the most amazing this of it all, she started India Helps. So many of us just talk of doing something for those devastated, affected by manmade calamaties, but here is one lady who actually did something about it. And she is a fashionista to boot.  You don’t get many like her.

She wears a lot of hats. And she manages to carry them off so well. I’ve always been in awe of her. So many blogs and so much going on in her life. How does she manage to do it all? And now she has a book. Amazing! 


Don’t you just love the cover? It’s got style written all over it. I have been waiting like an excited kid for this book ever since I heard K was writing it. And Now it’s in my hands 😀 

3 chapters into the book and I love it already. Fun, intriguing, girly, and filled with anecdotes. The smudged polish, the “I don’t have anything to wear” , the shoes, all bring a knowing smile. It’s an extension of her blog and the characters remind me of her family. It’s a murder mystery, written in Kiran’s style. So don’t go buying this book thinking it’s your hardcore murder mystery book. This book in all its seriousness will make you smile if not laugh. That’s her style.

The only difference between her blog and this book, the book is fiction. One would call it chick lit. It is light reading. Given a choice I would have finished it off in one reading. 

FYI, available here:





So what are you waiting for, go get your copy today. I can’t wait to get home and finish my copy 🙂

For more info on the book follow the book blog and like the FB page

P.S: My blog vrath is finally broken 😛 Thank’s lady K. 



Skewed Justice

Maria Susairaj walks free. Jerome gets 10 years.

Deeply saddened and disgusted by this news. So all one has to do is confess and you are let off with a 3 year sentence. Pardoned cause you have already served your time waiting for the sentence to be delivered. And then you become the toast of the town. Reality shows will want you. Producers and directors want you. Magazines will want you. And who knows you may even pen your memoirs and definitely mint money. And yes, it of course pays to be an ambitious hard nut. I’m not saying all ambitious women are like her. Definitely not generalizing.

But his one woman is singlehandedly responsible for Neeraj Grover’s death. She played her fiancé – Jerome, she played Neeraj and who knows how many others. They sure as hell are not gonna come out and say anything ever. I look at her and see a cold calculating mind. One who know what she wants and will not stop to get it.

The worst she does not seem apologetic or remorseful about the thing at all. And not scared too. How does one get to be that way?

One will argue that we have criminals and murders as politicians. But then is this not a mockery of justice and the law? Where does this leave us? Tomorrow anybody can use the drunk, upset or no intent to crime and get away with it.

Neeraj Grover was butchered. His murder was probably not planned and was killed in a jealous fit. But butchering his body and then burning it? that was COLD. How can the court discount that? And the prosecution?! What is with them? Why could they not build a strong case to convict them? Did money change hands?

This verdict is disturbing. And has me very worried about Justice. And so sorry for the Grover family. More so, cause they will most definitely see her in the news living her life to the hilt.

And all of us, Pray hard, real hard that we don’t ever become a victim. Ever. And know a good lawyer. A real hard nut, who will not be swayed by money.

Pray that the Grover family finds some solace. Neeraj Grover, RIP.

New Home!

Welcome! 🙂

New Address in a new space but still the same old person. Still trying to understand WP and will take some time but for all the headache it seems worth it. Lord know I almost gave it up. Who knew migrating your blog could be like moving homes? The anxiety, the frustration its all there. But then Blogger is just so user friendly and the hundreds of Customised Themes. Definitely miss that here. But then, I like what I see here too and not just the themes.

Experimenting and learning along the way here and Monika, will definitely ping you again. 🙂

Hopefully with this change, I will be more regular here.