A rendezvous by a bunch of book lovers can reinstate one’s faith in human nature English takes lots of words from other languages, further enriching itself We then eagerly wait for October to resurrect our favourite woollies The emirate has been witnessing an all-embracing transformation I still glance at job descriptions and run my eye over ads, to see how much has changed An international trafficker of tea bags The invention helped millions delve into the magical realm of gossip and fake news They say what we ingest first thing in the morning can shield us from disease’s evil eye Life isn’t about the distances travelled. It is about those near and dear to you King’s Landing in real life is called the Dark Hedges with breathtaking beech trees Holi stood for that unfettered spirit of celebration of life itself An instance of randomness that will defy all mathematical probability Since we all have particular phobias, we should respect the fears of others Tycoon leaves his young listeners with a simple, pertinent message for success Repellant coils and devices are leading to a generation of mosquitoes The pressure to look like models has proved to be sinister and damaging Writing letters to my mother feels liberating, even if sentences are lost in translation In India you may find it hard to shoot down the host’s suggestion for a cup of tea I feel tweeting would be like opening the gates to hell When did we become so intolerant and why is the divide being imposed on children? The pursuit of knowledge despite challenges offers a glimmer of hope for the future Women like to look pretty, but please don’t insult our collective intelligence Air travel in India is undergoing a massive turbulence Watch a lip curl one way, or watch it stretch tight, and observe the eyes as well Ubiquitous garment that is the last word in comfort should not be given up by women Why should Netflix provide all the fun? Every word, gesture, or action from parents send messages about a child’s self-worth April puts a spirit of youth in everything and weaves a tapestry of flowery thoughts The season is a harbinger of what is to come. It is the clarion call for renewal. There’s a blankness on the face while dithering that might suggest borderline idiocy Stress tests are big business in Bengaluru but can cost you an arm and a leg Riding on a sleeper bus in India is like taking an Interstellar journey Studies say choosing to forget something uses more brain power than trying to remember it In a world of options and communication at our fingertips, we have to choose wisely In the bowels of London, the train stops in a tunnel. The wait and delay is excruciating. When people give up on healthy food choices, the result is often not very pleasant I was annoyed when I was first called ‘ma’am.’ Then I came around Possibility of self-improvement makes us carry on forking out to keep that dream alive Many have a subconscious knowledge that hyper talent has its own deviation from the norm Sometimes little journeys, if they get loved ones together, are worth taking If your mum says she doesn’t want anything she’s lying The lists of “ands” are always long and our trips are usually short While it was familiar and brought back many smiles, it had changed If you want to see real live animals, view them over a nice safe wall they cannot scale I bought a little birdbath and when the feathered friends arrived I began to feed them It's important to talk about the inevitable, no matter how awkward it may be There are people who like to assert themselves over their listeners Conflicts appear stimulating only to those who haven’t experienced its terrible fallout Each generation must also teach the next one how to stay strong in the face of challenges To avoid fumbling, older folk sometimes use an all-purpose “dear” or “sweetie” Whether we want to erase our moral compass or play fair, the choice is ours Don’t ever call me ‘wheelchair bound’. My wheelchair doesn’t bind me — it liberates me The concept of live and let live is unique to some lands There is no way we will be able to get rid of our sentimental stuff There is a deep therapeutic effect that comes from working with your hands I shut down the sprinkler system and tested a new aesthetic, much to my delight Feature editors sadistically start printing mouth-watering foodstuff and recipes TV channels played a negative role amid rising Indo-Pak political tensions What do you do when you’re given a book by a very good friend but it comes with a caveat When the little one calls me to play with him, I leave whatever tasks I have in hand If you seriously want to pen down books and articles, do it with unconditional devotion Most roadside hotels in India make a common curry and mix ingredients as per demand When our parents were no longer there to go home to that we began to plan holidays To some of us, in life and Brexit, a deadline is something to be met. Not moved It is so much simpler to have a title role that you play out Notre Dame will rise from the ashes to listen to another prayer One needs strength to continue in a world that is bereft of the one you dearly love Sometimes the decision can become so overwhelming it shuts down your analytical skills A show that tells you how to declutter and reorganise doesn’t make sense! This tech’s got plenty of promise – just not all for the better The secret to a stress-free life is not to hold back on those tears As long as you continue to cook tasty meals, you will always be in the right career There’s lots of cuddles and lots of cleaning up in the household We were playing the game because it bonded us and put a smile on our faces How a cataract surgery brought about a huge transformation to my life I am yet to meet a happy person who did not have any money Behind the scenes, the jobseeker’s family pulls out all the stops to ensure no scarring A grandad’s first trip on plane was supposed to be a great secret. Then there was a leak The album brought back precious moments from the past that went into clicking the photos Earth is getting warmer in catastrophic ways. Fear may be the only thing that saves us Time to muster the confident me and go down with an open mind You won’t touch anything metallic until 30 minutes after the air-conditioning kicked in Old relics can be special as they hold memories and our conscious and unconscious ideas My ‘new neighbours’ are no longer very friendly Reason why my wife and I cannot vote is because both of us have given up our citizenship There’s nothing worse than being in 16B with 16A’s cola over my sleeve Even in their final days, they retained their trademark optimism Detergents do not discriminate Should one or shouldn’t one correct another person when he’s made a mistake?