Fountain Pen Review – ASA Maya in Matt Black

Happy 2018 everyone! Last year was full of changes for me - marriage, moving into a new city and being unemployed (by choice) after five years of working. In retrospect, I could have done much more with last year but I was suffering from unbearable ennui. This post has been languishing in my drafts for... Continue Reading →


A study in Minimalism! – Muji Aluminum Fountain Pen Review

A couple of years ago (before my obsession for fountain pens had started) my sister got a couple of pens for me from one of her trips - I loved stationery even then. She told me about a Japanese company Muji that did not label their products because they believed in no branding. I loved... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar

Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar by Kochery C Shibu My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of the first books I read in 2017 but couldn’t review it as I got really busy! Now that I have more time, I am all geared up to write this review. The book is based... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Me

Hey everyone. I am back, albeit after a long hiatus, with a resolution to be more regular with my blog. Now that I look back, the last couple of months of 2016 flew by! It's not that there was nothing to write about - in fact there was a lot happening! I studied, read a... Continue Reading →

Book reviews: Short Stories by JK Rowling

September 6th was a wonderful day for Harry Potter fans as JK Rowling released three collections of short stories adding to our knowledge of Britain's magical community. These  are available as ebooks from Pottermore through Amazon or iBooks store. Being a potterhead, I bought and read these books as soon as they were released. However,... Continue Reading →

Happy Teachers’ Day!

September 5th is celebrated as Teachers' Day in India in honor of Dr S Radhakrishnan, the second President of India and one of the most distinguished scholars. Other countries celebrate Teachers' Day as well - to honor their national educators. What makes teachers so important that we set a special day to celebrate their contribution?... Continue Reading →

Audiobook Review – Six Degrees of Assassination

Six Degrees of Assassination by M.J. Arlidge My rating: 4 of 5 stars Lately I have become addicted to audiobooks. With the kind of services Audible provides, it's hardly a surprise. So this time when I was travelling for a conference I decided to buy a few audiobooks to listen on the flight. What attracted... Continue Reading →

An Indian Beauty – Review of ASA Nauka fountain pen

The story begins with my obsession for pens, and later fountain pens - which I have mentioned in my earlier posts. I am constantly in search of the perfect fountain pens for me - and I believe that I have finally found another gem! I have recently started expanding my collection of fountain pens and... Continue Reading →

New Inks!

Got new inks from Krishna inks. Aren't the colors awesome? Can't wait to try them out! Available at

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