When it was all blue, one brought in some warmth with a bright red lipstick, and some Bombay Sapphire.
The Ganga, or as it is locally called: Hooghly, as seen in Serampore, West Bengal.
Certainly no ordinary pair of boxes, these. Two of the finest indulgence stores in Calcutta – Flurys & Balaram Mullick – the confectioneries are simply delightful.
It has been an inherited habit – of acquiring and appreciating beautiful and well-crafted stationery; note-pads, cards, writing instruments, planners. Here’s a lovely bunch of pencils, note cards, and a pretty as a punch spiral-bound note-pad too.
The most delectable red velvet cake, a wedding cake at that, from The Pink Box, in New Delhi
The immaculate temple to the Goddess Saraswati at the BITS Pilani Campus
A most delightful birthday gift from a most delightful friend. The mug has a Rumi quote inscribed around the inner rim: “I want to sing like the birds sing; not worrying about what who hears or what they think.”