Miss Frangipani

Raising a (Parent) Reader

I began reading early in life. My earliest memories of reading are filled with books of older children – the ones who came home to be taught by my mother. English textbooks, in particular, were worth waiting for. They had stories. And poems. New words, new worlds. I still read avidly, but motherhood put a […]

What do you feel like reading?

On the theme of reading lists, here’s an interesting flow-chart! Found via Pinterest

2015 Reading Challenge

Reading Challenges are fun to do. At least they are fun to start! This one has been doing the rounds lately and is a more fun, easier version of the traditional challenge which either focuses on a specific number of books to be read in a year or a genre. This challenge has a variety […]

Book Review: Private India by Ashwin Sanghi & James Patterson

Private India (Arrow Books, 2014) is a brand new book from prolific crime writer James Patterson and Indian author Ashwin Sanghi. This is part of a new series called Private, with place-specific editions like Private Berlin, Private LA  and Private Down Under. I’ve possibly read every book that James Patterson wrote. Right from the beginning, […]


I’m coming out of blogging oblivion* to tell you about the things I’ve been reading. I discovered the Kindle app for my smart-phone a couple of years ago and my life, and I do not say this lightly, has changed forever. I have read dozens of books in the last year or so only on […]

Birding with the kids (#LookUpAtTheSky Day)

This morning I woke well before dawn. The streets were quiet, an occasional trio of motorcyclists zooming past in tandem, having a 5 am chat. (Tourists, I said to myself.) The house felt asleep as I walked through the dark corridors, solar lamp in hand. Clean teeth, Coffee, hurried breakfast of buttered poee and cheese. […]

September 10: World Suicide Prevention Day

Today is celebrated as World Suicide Prevention Day.  Nearly one million people worldwide die by suicide each year. This corresponds to one death by suicide every 40 seconds. Isn’t that a staggering number? As a former volunteer with Samaritans Helpline in Mumbai, I have a deep interest in mental health issues and the problem of […]


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