I am certain my grandmother woke up in the wee hours with a prayer on her lips, all ready to do her chores. I remember her arising early and shuffling off to put the kettle on for her first cup of tea. Writes Pallavi Singh.
It is not that I nurse a disdain for big brands, huge standalone stores or foreign direct investment. I am all for heralding the arrival of Ikea, Walmart, Carrefour and the like to our shores and giving us a taste, at last, of the choicest of fresh foodstuffs. Pallavi Singh writes.
The heartwarming lyrics from Hollywood movie The Sound of Music bring a smile to my lips and lift my spirits every time I hear them. I imagine the dewy roses, cherubic kittens, furry caps and surprise gifts on a cold morning with a bright copper kettle whistling on the stove and I am transported to a world of make believe. Pallavi Singh writes.
Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling is also looking forward to Pallavi Sharda’s next release.
School days were such fun! Friends, games, activities, bags of contraband tuck, midnight feasts in locker rooms and endless whispering after lights out in the dormitories. A gaggle of girls, chattering animatedly about the latest heart throb in the movies while waiting for the dinner gong. It was a magical time! Pallavi Singh writes.
"I haven’t really interacted with Karan too much. Abhinav is my mentor. In the future, he will be the one I’ll speak to as much as I can. Having said that, Karan is gracious and kind. I am grateful to him for the experience I had in his film," says Pallavi.
Actors will star in a film to be made on the life of the 19th century scientist, Shivkar Talpade.
Today (August 13) being International Left-Handers Day, I paused and pondered over what it means to be a southpaw. Not fitting the right-handed mould, they are considered 'different' and in a strange way become pariahs from the group. I have always done everything, from writing and eating to playing games and ironing, with my left hand. Pallavi Singh writes.
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We Indians are a patient lot. It may sound untrue because we are notorious queue jumpers and persistent honkers even at traffic lights. We also complete each other's sentences. My views, however, changed the other day aboard the Shatabdi Express to New Delhi. Pallavi Singh writes
I often wonder what makes youngsters of today flock to the cities. A mass exodus appears to be taking place, with the youth making a beeline for the attractions of the metropolis. One valid reason which comes to mind is, of course, job opportunities and the lure of a fast life. Pallavi Singh writes
He walked me, clutching my frightened little hand, to my first day at boarding school. He searched around for a responsive face in the sea of girls and landed me my first friend. Even when all the parents left, he lingered on, making sure I entered the dining hall. He would, with a great sense of bravado, face the sullen headmistress if we reached late after an outing, and charm her. She would grudgingly melt and let me off with a smile. Pallavi Singh writes.
Being a frugal eater by habit probably has advantages. One doesn't put on weight and remains fit without too much effort. But with me it has proved a hurdle more often than not. As a bride, I realised that my new family was one where food was a major point of discussion and obsession. Pallavi Singh writes
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Recently, we had our 25th school reunion and all 53 of us converged on Dehradun from across the world to celebrate the occasion in our alma mater, a reputed boarding school. Many of us had joined in Class 2, but surprisingly each one had only pleasant memories. Pallavi Singh writes
The upcoming Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Summer/Resort 2013 will launch four new models on the runway.
The other day, my husband went to one of the big departmental stores in town, looking for a particular white shirt. Before he could buy one, the shop assistant sidled up to him and helpfully whispered in his ear, "Sir, Don't buy it now. Wait for the sale, when the price will be half. Pallavi Singh writes
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Joining thousands of young people, students, NGOs and activists was Delhi’s fashion fraternity, that organised a silent candle-light march to demand safety for women in India