Nioxin Launch Event

Around a week ago, I was asked to attend the Nioxin launch event, organized by BlogAdda at a mall in Delhi. So what is Nioxin? It’s an in-salon hair treatment for thinning hair. With more than 25 years experience in the hair therapy industry, Nioxin’s shampoos, conditioners, and hair serums …

Fandom Still Surprises Me

I always knew fanfiction is…strange, but I thought that after these years and all these fandoms, I couldn’t be surprised any more.

And yet, I find I am.

There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil. If you’re Indian, and not living under a rock, you would have at least heard of the show, so I’ll give you a moment to let that sink in.

Comedy-Nights-with-Kapil

There’s fanfiction of Comedy Nights with Kapil.

Kapil/Sumona fanfic. Bittu/Manju fanfic. In the Bollywood section of Fanfiction.net. That I stumbled across on the hunt for I don’t even remember what.

(Forgive me for my disjointed incoherence, but the strangeness of the entire episode has left me unable to sentence properly.)

And I know I have no room to talk, given some of my unusual fandoms, but…this is like someone writing fanfic of The Kumars at no. 42. Just. Why?

Checkerboard Cake

I made this cake for a friend’s birthday, and it was cut pretty much immediately. I took the photograph from my mobile phone, after a few shots of vodka – which explains why it looks too bright and is so strangely composed. This was a layering of two cakes – …

Lost friends

It’s been almost a week since I’ve heard that you’re gone, and it still doesn’t make sense.

I’ve heard the news, but it feels like an idiom spoken in a foreign language – I understand what the words mean, but I can’t comprehend them.

I don’t even remember when I last spoke to you in person, instead of on a Whatsapp screen.

I don’t remember what was the last thing I ever said to you.

I always thought there was more time – we’d meet again in person someday, when we were both free, when we were in the same city…some day…

How can you be gone?

How can you be gone?

 

No Pigeonholing for me, thanks

The latest activity from BlogAdda seeks to celebrate the many facets of being a woman through the Gillette Venus #UseYourAnd activity – which is something right up my alley. The activity asks us to blog about how we break stereotypes – and while I cannot claim to be groundbreaking – …