Updated on October 29, 2019
“The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.”
— Henry Miller
I was going to leave this post with a picture and the above quote when my 8 year old, who now reads this blog, suggested I write more. So here’s more on paying attention and why I think … Read the rest
Updated on February 7, 2017
An advertising background has its own set of prejudices. One can never enjoy a commercial without getting into the technicalities. So this year, I decided to enjoy the Super Bowl commercials for what they are – branded entertainment. At rates approaching 5 million dollars per 30 sec spot, they better be sufficiently amusing, and at the same time, work some magic for the brand … Read the rest
Since coming back from my whirlwind weekend getaway to New Haven, I have been anxious to put together a preview of the shows, the events, the people, the food, and well, the city itself. The list that I present here is not in any particular order, and not in the least bit exhaustive. It’s a just a sampling so to say.
Most memorable dinner in … Read the rest
TBEX. What’s that you say? It’s only the “world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, and new media content creators.” Their 2013 North American Conference will be held at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada from May 31 to June 2. You can check out the schedule and everything else here.
I won’t be going this time but I will be … Read the rest
Updated on February 2, 2018
Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).
Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new week. Apart from the mundane, the usual, what can we do to make this week special? Here’s a list of things you can read, do, make, or let’s just say, give a damn about. And no, I will not ask you to vote for your favorite Super Bowl commercial. I promise.
Go see a bunch … Read the rest