Hello, and welcome to my blog!

This is my little home on the web where I rant and rave (mostly rave) about all the stuff that goes on in my life.

A Bit About Me

A bundle of contradictions, sometimes serious sometimes fun-loving, sometimes hard-working sometimes lazy,you get the picture πŸ™‚ A technical writer during the week, harassed house-wife and mother during weekends. I am a Leo, and I read my horoscope religiously. It usually is true πŸ™‚ .

My Interests

Very eclectic, depends entirely on my mood of the moment. However, some general interests are books, movies, eating out, shopping, fitness, and blogging. My blog mostly covers all these topics.

Cast of Characters

I love to talk about my 2 littles – the snubnose and piglet.

Snubnose is the elder and she loves art, dance, princesses, and fairies. A typical girly girl, she makes me want to pull my hair with frustration at her dreaminess sometimes. Most times though, she is the most adorable and good child and sometimes shames me with her grace, understanding, maturity, and tolerance of my own shortcomings.

Piglet is the baby of the family. He’s into football and reading – two complete opposites I know. He is the calmest, coolest cat in the house. But beware, don’t get in his way. He rams his way through all obstacles to get what he wants when he wants it. Hot-headed but calm, athletic but scholastic – piglet is one interesting not-so-little bundle of contradictions.

And of course, there is K.

K is the bedrock of the family and pretty much everything revolves around him. In turns bemused, amused, and exasperated by our nonsense. Snubnose, Piglet and I stretch his tolerance and patience to the limit.

So, welcome to my blog, and happy browsing! Hope you like it around here πŸ™‚

  • nicaraguayestravel

    awesome blog nice and …fresh!!

  • Nishita, I love your new blog design!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Nishita

      @melindapetersen:disqus Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Emma

    Great blog. Happy to have found you. Emma.

  • Sapna

    Loved your blog and the fab intro here πŸ™‚

    • Nishita

      @disqus_s0rCDFpGtt:disqus Welcome to the blog, and thanks so much for visiting and commenting πŸ™‚

  • Sony

    Hi Nishita :). Ive nominated you for the WordPress Family Award! Please check the link http://mindlessinking.wordpress.com/2013/12/09/w/. Have a Good Day!

  • Malvika Jaswal

    Wow!! When did this happen! The site is gorgeous!!! Well done!

    • Nishita

      @9d77f6d7c5c470fdbd0134d14beef173:disqus i did the redesign couple of weeks ago. Was wanting a change for some time now to the look. Glad you like it πŸ™‚

  • steven


    My name is Steven and I run a website where I post free and deeply discounted ebooks. We also offer promotion services for ebooks. You can find my website at FreeEbooksDaily.net.

    I’m contacting you today to ask if I could guest post on your website. I could talk about anything from writing, any how-to’s and even how to find free kindle books online. I can write very high quality, and very shareable content, for your blog.

    If you are interested, please reply to this email.

    Thank you for your time,

  • I’m not much into books like you, but certainly your writings provide good insights & amazing reviews (that i have to say). Basically i stopped by to appreciate your work & tell you that ‘You have a nice blog’. Keep it Up dee πŸ™‚


    Kanthala Raghu
    Blog – http://www.tickrnews.wordpress.com

    • @Kanthala: Thank you for visiting and commenting πŸ™‚

  • Hey! I’ve nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. πŸ™‚
    Check out the details here:

  • SRS

    Hi – thanks for stopping by my blog! So glad to have discovered yours too..Now, I am adding few more books on my list of books “to read” πŸ™‚

    • @SRS: Thanks. I am following your blog too :).

  • Hi Nishita…i love ur blog and so have nominated u for an award πŸ˜€ …Please check the link http://mindlessinking.wordpress.com/2013/07/24/shine-on-award/

    Happy Blogging!

  • Thank you for being together with us on this book/s journey so far. It has been an honour. We have moved & have a new home now. Request you to kindly visit http://thetalespensieve.com & follow us via email or RSS feeds (the links are available at the bottom of the page)

    Hope to see you amidst The Tales in the Pensieve, Again. πŸ™‚

  • Hi ! I have been following your blog since some time. I have featured you in this week’s F&F post on my blog. Do check it out. πŸ™‚

    • @Shaili: Wow! Thanks so much for the kind words and for featuring my blog on your post πŸ™‚

  • Thanks for following my blog, your blog is really good and informative. I like it πŸ™‚

    • @Rahul: Thanks, Rahul. Your blog is very interesting too. I used to work in some of the domains that you talk about – PAM, RADIUS, IPSEC, and so on…it was very nice to revisit your content πŸ™‚

  • Hi Nishita,

    Here is a month long celebration of Indian debut writers. Do join in. The rules are simple – Read the 1st book of an Indian writer, review, link to us. We promote, you vote. It will be a fun and exciting month. With some prizes thrown in too. Hope to see you at The Tales Pensieve.


    • @The Tales Pensieve: Thanks for commenting. That’s a great initiative and I will definitely sign in for that one πŸ™‚

  • Hi…
    I’d like to ask you about something. I use the same theme but can’t figure out why the social icon didn’t appear. I did what it said here: http://theme.wordpress.com/themes/adelle/. nothing works

  • A very cheery HI from a fellow book lover! Great to stumble on to your blog…have subscribed to keep up! πŸ™‚

  • Great to stumble on to your blog! Have subscribed to keep up. πŸ™‚

    • Sorry for the double post. I can be quite hare brained sometimes. πŸ™

      • @Shaili: That’s quite all right. Thanks for visiting and commenting πŸ™‚

  • Hey Nishita,
    Came across your blog while googling on the Indian author for Mills and Boon. Really a great blog. I have started blogging recently(one month old to be exact) and I was thrilled to find so many blogs on books. So hi from a newbie and looking forward in reading your reviews.

    • @rubina: Thanks for visiting and commenting. Glad you liked the blog πŸ™‚ All the best in your blogging efforts as well.

  • Nishi, hi,
    How about writing a book review for my site, The Writer’s Drawer? I’d love to hear from you or from any of your readers.

  • Hi there…. I was looking for a way to email you directly. I use the same theme on my site http://almostRawVegan.com and I’ve been trying to add image to header and still retain the social media buttons… I see you have done exactly as I hope with your book image… any chance you would be willing to share how you did this… I do have custom code, but have not been able to figure it out (newbie :-)… you can reach me at almostrawvegan (at) bell (dot) net. Thanks so much xox

    • Hi,

      Thanks for contacting me. I don’t think I did anything special for that. Did you select Show Header Text with your image checkbox while adding the header image?



      • Ok thanks. My text is fine, it’s the buttons for facebook, twitter, etc. I’ll check again, but when I use an image with full 960 width, my social-media buttons to the far right disappear… Thanks for responding, I appreciate πŸ™‚

  • Hey! thanks for visiting my blog. Yours is a great blog and I love your reviews. Nicely done!
    Btw I am a leo too, though I hate reading horoscopes, but that explains your blog with the varied subjects just as it does mine πŸ™‚

    • @malvikajaswal: Thanks for visiting my blog. I am addicted to horoscopes and hence the mention here πŸ™‚ This blog started out as a personal blog, and then veered in all sorts of unexpected directions, but I enjoy the variation. Glad you do too.

  • Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving the comments. You’ve got a very impressive list of book reviews here!

  • @pixelednina: I have taken down the header. My apologies, I wasn’t aware that it was your blog-specific header.

    • Thanks for your understanding. I hope you can delete my comments so there will be no misunderstanding from your readers. My apologies for commenting publicly because I wasn’t aware that you didn’t enable comment moderation.

  • randomhouseindia


    I’ve been reading your blog and absolutely love it. I was wondering if you’d be interested in reviewing books from Random House India? Looking fwd to hearing from you.


  • Hi Nishita,

    I couldn’t contact you via any other contact. Thus, I am writing my question in comment section. I am using the same theme for wordpress website. How did you make a pictures and video links appearing on your post wall? Is there any specific option or settings?
    As you can see my pictures and videos does not appear: http://georgepikalov.wordpress.com/

    Thank you in advance,
    My Regards,


  • Hi, I am also a book lover and a leo, and I dont read horoscope :-), nice reviews, I have recently started blogging, hope you would check out my blog and leave your opinion/comments, take care…..Cheers. Rohit

  • Tatiana

    Hi! My name is Tatiana and I work in a pushising company in Spain. My job is contract a blogger to write an article for us in your blog. Do you like write an article for one client in India? If you liked the proposal, write to me and I will explain details of that work. I paid for the item.


    • Hi Tatiana,

      Thanks for contacting me. Can you please send me more details, please?

      Best Regards,


  • Yuvraj

    Nissan & Ranbir Kapoor – The World’s First Bollywood Movie Auditioned on Facebook

    This is about the bollywood film brought about by Nissan – the first ever bollywood film auditioned on facebook. You have been approached because your blog fits into our consideration set of auto / gadget / film / youth category. We would like to reach out to our target audience through your blog.

    This is an example of how everyday people like you and me were given an opportunity to star alongside one of the bollywood heart throbs – Ranbir Kapoor. Shooting of this project is complete and the film is scheduled to release within the next 1 month.

    If you are interested in covering the story, please get in touch with me. We would provide images and teaser videos to go along with the content. We could also discuss benefits for you and your readers.

    • Hi Yuvraj,

      I am interested in your offer. Can you please send me the details?



  • Hi, there! I am one of those hundreds of followers of yours. And can you please tell me how to use Typekit fonts? I made a lot of trouble about it. It made me boggled!

    Cheers, Adriel!

    • Typekit fonts are a real pain in the a**. I have tried it a few times, and sometimes it works, sometimes not. I don’t have custom CSS, so I got a typekit ID. I got this ID a long time back and I don’t remember what I did. I googled a bit and couldn’t find it, I think you just get an account with typekit (it’s free), click on Add new kit. When you do that you get a typekit ID, you then have to type the ID number into your WordPress.com dashboard (Appearance -> Custom Design -> Fonts), then click on Edit kit at Typekit link, which takes you back to the Typekit page.

      Click on the Launch Kit Editor link on the top of the page and follow the instructions on there. This procedure works for me, but like I said sometimes. The free typekit support is pretty erratic.

      Hope this helps. Let me know if you need any help πŸ™‚

  • Just I chanced upon yr blog Rabia Basri will also be of interest to you

  • Soniya Jain

    Ranbir Kapoor & Nissan – world’s 1st Bollywood movie auditioned on Facebook


    I’m writing to you with regard to your blog.

    Phonethics manages the digital presence of brand Nissan in India – Currently we are working on a project for Nissan India that seems fit to be featured to you since it’s focused on bollywood / youth / auto / gadgets / etc
    The Campaign
    Nissan and Ranbir Kapoor are searching for passionate members of the public to star in the world’s first Bollywood movie auditioned entirely on Facebook.
    Fans have an opportunity to join in one of the world’s largest on-line talent hunts for a chance to appear alongside Ranbir in a new Bollywood blockbuster – New Star of India. They will also be able to help shape the movie content as well as voting to decide who the lucky co-stars will be.
    http://www.facebook.com/nissanindia is the facebook contest page and we can proudly claim that we have got tremendous positive response from fans and followers. The campaign boasts of no less than 7500 fans in a very short span of time and more than 1000 participants.
    Nissan is also taking New Star of India on the road and is touring shopping malls across the country to film live auditions.
    The Teaser Film
    Please find below the teaser film for this campaign

    Whats in it for you?
    We could arrange for a visit to the film set, first hand info on behind the scenes activity, premiere tickets, etc depending on the coverage we get. We would also be giving out freebies in the form of t-shirts, mugs, posters,etc as campaign promotion material.

    In fact we would like to meet you personally and take this forward if you are interested.

    It would be fab if you could extend your support to brand Nissan by featuring/promoting the teaser film prominently to your readers.

    Do get in touch with me should you wish to speak further with someone from the Nissan India or Global team about this campaign.

    Soniya Jain
    Phonethics Mobile Media (P) Ltd.
    517, Crystal Paradise, Near.Star Bazaar, Veera Desai Road, Andheri (West), Mumbai – 400053.
    website: http://www.phonethics.in

  • Ayo Dukung Suzuki Jadi No. 2

    hi,thank you miss nish, now i able to use the recent post feature with image thumbnail all because of you.
    Arigatou gozaimashu

  • hai nishi, im from indonesia and i have blog too
    we use the same theme for our wordpress blog that is selecta

    the problem is, i can’t make the latest post feature in front page doing well
    my latest post feature not show the image,but just the title of the post in below the box

    i need your help,can you tell me how to use the latest post feature in order to make the picture seen.

    thanks this my website: suzukikunaiki.wordpress.com

  • Stumbled upon your blog thru Indiblogs. You have some lovely posts across interesting topics. Will keep coming back!

  • Just stumbled across your blog. I enjoyed looking around. πŸ™‚


    • @crunchy urbanite: Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • Hello,
    I just happened to chance upon your blog and instantly connected with it beacuse I am voracious reader always looking out for more books. I am going to be a regular vistor from now.

    Cheers πŸ™‚

  • Good day! Do you use Twitter? I’d like to follow you if that would be okay. I’m definitely enjoying your blog and look forward to new posts.

  • nice to be on your blog.

  • Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your weblog? My website is in the very same niche as yours and my visitors would genuinely benefit from a lot of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you. Thanks a lot!

  • Very Nice web site. I recently designed mine and that i was looking for some ideas and you gave me many. may i raise you whether you developed the website by youself ?

    • Yes, nothing unique about it. Just a basic wordpress.com blog. No custom CSS

  • Howdy, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam comments? If so how do you prevent it, any plugin or anything you can recommend? I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is very much appreciated.

    • @Cecil: I use Akismet

  • This design is steller! You most certainly know how to keep a reader amused. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Excellent job. I really enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!

  • Wow that was odd. I just wrote an very long comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t appear. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyway, just wanted to say excellent blog!

  • Hi there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  • Mel

    Thanks for mentioning One Hour Run! I plan on doing the C25K and then OHR after that. πŸ™‚

  • Mel

    Thank you for adding me to your blogroll. I added you to my rotating blogroll on the sidebar and on my blogroll page. I’ll be tuning in! πŸ™‚

  • Can you contact me via the link above to exchange backlinks?

  • This is getting a bit more subjective, but I much prefer the Zune Marketplace. The interface is colorful, has more flair, and some cool features like ‘Mixview’ that let you quickly see related albums, songs, or other users related to what you’re listening to. Clicking on one of those will center on that item, and another set of “neighbors” will come into view, allowing you to navigate around exploring by similar artists, songs, or users. Speaking of users, the Zune “Social” is also great fun, letting you find others with shared tastes and becoming friends with them. You then can listen to a playlist created based on an amalgamation of what all your friends are listening to, which is also enjoyable. Those concerned with privacy will be relieved to know you can prevent the public from seeing your personal listening habits if you so choose.

  • Hi,

    Thanks for stopping by on my blog. You really have a very active blog here. Very Impressive.


  • Hi, nice to meet you !

  • Cynthia

    hey, read ur reading blog, though it was too long to complete fully. just watned to say, the farawaya tree series is one of my all-time favourites too. and i am sure u know this by now, but have u tried sellign old books in blossom? they take back all old books, and give you coupons in exchange, at their valuation. teh coupons can be used to buy books there. it’s a great boon to booklovers, especially with thrilliers and mysteries that we wont read more than once.

    • @Cynthia: Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog. I did not know that Blossoms bought books from customers as well. Thanks for this info. Will check it out if my book shelves start overflowing again

  • We would like to introduce you to the uniting writings of Neal Hall, M.D., a graduate of Cornell and Harvard. He is an ophthalmologist and poet and has published a critically acclaimed anthology of verse, Nigger For Life, reflecting his painful, later life discovery, that in β€œunspoken America,” race is the one thing on which he is β€œfirst” judged, by which he is β€œfirst” measured, β€œfirst”, against which his life and accomplishments are metered diminished value, dignity, equality and justice. All of which have everything to do with accessing choice, opportunity, power and freedom in America.

  • Kurian

    Okies.. will keep you posted once I join.


  • Kurian


    I read your review about Eloor library and your shifting to Just books. In fact I was on the verge of finalizing Eloor when I happened to come across your blog and prompted me to have second thoughts.

    Just books (HSR branch) happens to be near my office and their home delivery option seems attractive (me being the lazy type)as also the ‘no return deadline’ for books. If you have started frequenting just books, can you please let me know your feedback on them and also as to whether they deal with 20th century classics. (their online catalogue seems good enough)


    • @Kurian: I am yet to sign up with Just Books, so I can’t comment. I was pretty impressed with what they have to offer. And you are more likely to use a library close by…so I would suggest you sign up with them.

      Let me know how it goes πŸ™‚

  • First time here, reading through some of your posts.
    Quite like your blog template.Thanks for visiting JST – that’s the work-progress-blog but I write more regularly on Scrambled Egg.
    Looks like I ‘ll have to visit your blog a bit more often.
    Gyan Ban

    • @Gyanban: Thanks for visiting and commenting πŸ™‚

      I like your blog too and will be visiting it now that I have discovered it!

  • That’s a nice blog! Great rebiews!

    • @Fuzzy Logic: Thanks for dropping by and commenting πŸ™‚

      I read up your blog post too. Hilarious!

  • Nikhil Khasnabish

    Hello Nishi,

    You write excellently! I wish to hear about what you say about my new novel, On the Wings of a Butterfly. Please visit my blog: http://khasnabish.blogspot.com

    If interested, please do contact me.



  • tcharris87

    This is a really neat blog! I enjoyed reading about your travels πŸ™‚

    • @tcharris87: Glad you enjoyed it :). Thanks for dropping by

  • m v kumar

    i enjoyed the experience . keep writing about snubnose . also about books .

  • Dear Nishita’s Rants and Raves:

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    Cornel West, Ph.D., of Princeton University described Dr. Hall as β€œβ€¦ a warrior of the mind … a warrior of the spirit, an activist, a poet.”; further stating β€œβ€¦his poetry has the capacity to change ordinary people’s philosophy on social and racial issues”.

    Nigger For Life reveals Dr. Hall’s deep sense of betrayal combined with his fervent passion for life and equality for β€œall”. His words pierce through in candid, gut wrenching clarity. He bares his intelligence, wit and dreams. His anthology is as confronting as it is illuminating, as disarming as it is thought provoking, as cathartic as it is filling. Whether an ophthalmologist or poet, Dr. Hall’s reality is clear-cut – in the eyes of β€œunspoken America”, he is, a Nigger For Life.

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    Email: info@NiggerForLifeBook.com

    Online Interview at: http://www.caribbeanbookblog.wordpress.com

    β€œ… tremendously important to our [all] people and
    the academic field of African American Studies”

    -Beth Richie, Ph.D.
    University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Oh I am also a Leo, we rock!

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    My name is Phil Davies from mytrafficgoals.com which is a search engine optimization company. While carrying out some searches today I came across your website nishitak.com and wanted to contact you to discuss the possibility of an indirect link exchange.

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    If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

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    Search Consultant – My Traffic Goals
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  • Haven’t u given ur email id any where? πŸ™‚ I was planning to email u πŸ™‚

  • good blog buddy !!!!

    • Thanks Kaalki!

  • anamika


    Hope you are doing well! This is Anamika Tiwari Chief Editor at Webneetech.com. At present we are interviewing entrepreneurs and now we are starting another section to feature (interview) bloggers and their blog on webneetech.com

    Would like to feature your interview on our website.

    I was not able to find any contact details of yours so using this comment box. Please let me know your email id or else contact us on i.webneetech@gmail.com, so that we can send you the questionnaire and feature you on webneetech.com Please visit http://www.webneetech.com to know more about us.


    • Hi Anamika,

      Gosh! I am flattered!!

      Thanks for wanting to feature me on your site. I have responded to you in an email πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you very much! I have put up your badge on my page as well πŸ™‚

  • Hey some nice books reviews you got here !
    Nice blog ..

    • Thank you. I will look up your blog sometime soon too πŸ™‚

  • I must say..a great blog..!!

    • Thank you for visiting and commenting. I hopped along to your blog as well. Your blog is shaping up very well πŸ™‚

  • nice blog. look forward your writings…

    • Thanks…I visited your blog too and am exploring happily πŸ™‚

  • Makk

    heyy dear

    visit my page

    ….and ….your surprize ….:)


    • Wow! thanks for the award…man! it’s suddenly raining awards here πŸ™‚ What a pleasant surprise.

      Just visited your blog now, will visit again and explore in detail.

      And thanks again for the appreciation!

  • No contact me page??? Do you work at home?

    • No, I go to work….I didn’t really think of a Contact Me page. I guess I thought, if anyone wanted to contact me, they could just leave a comment πŸ™‚

  • This is a nice blog you have here.. I love reading! Like your reviews of books!

    • Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoy the book reviews πŸ™‚

  • sumanam

    Hi, I just stumbled on your blog while bloghopping(I do that to read good posts)….. liked yours… hope to read more great posts.Thanks.Sumana.


    • Thanks for stopping by. I just visited your blog. Oooh! I love reading book blogs, will definitely have a look at yours…

  • Hi Nishi,

    Here goes your first comment on your about me page. Your blog has really some awesome posts but you need to look on the SEO part because it’s not necessary to write well but it should also reach the needy. Contact me ASAP πŸ™‚


    • Hey thank you for following Tsundoku Reviews, and I look forward to reading more from your blog!