Choose the Best Product to Buy Like Never Before With TheGuidr


Sometimes, the less choice you have, the better it is for you to decide quickly. But at the same time, with less choice, the competitive pricing and quality will lack tremendously. In today’s world, there are so many companies building the same type of products that choosing the right product to buy becomes difficult. Smart buyers never go for the best-seller ones because they know even cheap quality products can have crazy sale figures thanks to viral marketing. So, most of the buyers first find out the list of all the items available for a certain product and shortlist a few based on the priority recommendations of the different blogs. Then they go through the reviews of the shortlisted products through various review sites to take a final decision.

Mailbox Monday – End of March


Welcome to Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued.

It’s been a long time since I did a Mailbox Monday post. I get my book deliveries both at home and office, and collating everything in one place and taking a photo seems to be an impossible task (and I know I have no logical reason for it). However, in the last couple weeks or so, books have been really tumbling into the house, and the only way I can keep track of what’s come in, and what I plan to read and review is through this Mailbox Monday post.

So, without further ado, here are the books I received starting from left to right.

The Tailor of Panama


Excuse me for the rather shabby shot of the book cover in my featured image. The thing is, when one so deeply invests in second-hand books, it’s very difficult to take a good shot of it – without having something else in the frame to prettify it up. In this case, my bag #booksandbags.

Anyway, enough rambling, and let’s get on with a short and concise review of the book, shall we? In this case, directly contrary to the style of the book – long and rambling.

Not that there’s anything wrong with long, rambly books. In fact, in the right mood, I rather adore them.

X by Sue Grafton


There was a time when I avidly read and re-read Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone books.

For those not aware, here is a brief introduction to the series. Way back in 1982, Sue Grafton published A is for Alibi – the first of a series of alphabet mysteries featuring private eye Kinsey Millhone.

This book became a huge hit, and Grafton followed up this success with other books B is for Burglar, C is for Corpse, and so on. You get the drift. It’s now 2017, and I just finished reading the latest in this series X – published in 2015.

Drool-worthy Chocolates from Fantasie Chocolate at Phoenix Kessaku


Have you heard of Fantasie Chocolates? I confess I hadn’t until a wonderful invite landed in my inbox asking me would I like to come take part in a workshop about chocolate by the founder and creative head of Fantasie Chocolate – Zeba Kohli.

Would I? Of course! For a chocoholic like me, an opportunity to try out a new brand of chocolate is like an opportunity to try manna from heaven.

Zeba Kohli is an Indian chocolatier, philanthropist, and entrepreneur. Swiss-trained in a Cordon Bleu confectionery school, this is a woman who knows her stuff. She worked for Lindt Chocolates for many years before deciding to create her own chocolate brand – Fantasie Chocolate.

A Holi Weekend


Holi is not one of my favorite festivals. First up, it’s not something we as South Indian traditionally celebrate, so I never grew up celebrating Holi – it has no cultural resonance for me.

Another aspect of Holi I’ve always disliked is the color throwing aspect. It technically sounds like fun, I’ve enjoyed it in the movies, but the one time I actually played Holi before, I realized I was totally uncomfortable with strangers touching my face to put color on it, and the hooliganism aspect also was a bit too much for me.

So, all these years I’ve happily evaded all Holi celebrations preferring to sit peacefully at home and relax.