Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum

I visited Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum last year (good old days when we were allowed to roam around without any mask or fear). This museum is located in Pune. As you can see through these pictures this museum is fabulous and had some unique set of collections.

Embroidery painting
Playing cards (ivory)

Tina Fey’s Bossypants

Tina Fey is a big name in American Television industry. For the people who don’t know her she worked in ‘Saturday Night Live’ and created the show named 30 rock, writer of movie “Mean Girls”. This is one of those books where author’s name is printed in much bigger letter than book’s name (you know because she is so famous).

This is the most funny book I have ever read. Best thing is that she talked about feminism in most entertaining way which is like she said “it’s like Jessica Seinfeld puts spinach in kids brownies.” The chapter about her father is also good one, specially these lines :

“How can I give my daughter what Don Fey gave me? The gift of anxiety. The fear of getting in trouble. The knowledge that while you are loved, you are not above the law”

I love the word she created Teat Nazis. All the women suffered from breast feeding issues can surely relate with it.

She talked about her SNL days when she has done the impersonation of senator ‘Sarah Palin’ which is unknown to me because I know her from 30 rock. After reading this book I saw her Sarah Palin sketch which is commendable.

I like the book very much and will surely recommend it. When everything around us is emanating negative energy this book will bring smile to our faces.

I hate my curly hair – Book Review

“I hate my curly hair” is a illustrated book. It is a story of little girl with curly hair. Other kids from the school find her different (because of her hair) so they keep teasing her.

It is difficult for a small girl to maintain a strong curly hair, even combing them became tedious work. Her brother keep teasing calling her hair “noodles”.

Then an incident happened which changed her life. A bully came to the school and piled on the agony. During her struggle with the bully, she get to know the value for her hair and started loving them.

Kids will love this book for sure. People from other age group will also find it’s entertaining. It teaches to love yourself no matter what others are saying and to stay brave in difficult situation. This book reminds of a very good friend of mine from school. Back then she has also struggled with the same problem of being teased because of her curly hair so I have seen the situation which author is saying about.

Author Divya Anand has beautifully knit the story in poem. This book is based on her own experience. I love the illustrations done by ‘Rujuta Thakurdesai’. The cover of the book is so cute, it made me pick up this book.

 

Day Dreaming

“Oh my god! Finally I got the Nobel Prize for peace, whom should I thank.”

A sudden loud sound of horn woke me up. I was sleeping, it was a dream. I was in the waiting room of railway station.

Wow.. what a beautiful dream, I should work harder to achieve something in life. This phone has ruined my life. I am tired of being mediocre.

Another loud horn sound.

“What time it is?”

“6.30.. Oh no! my train is leaving. I have to run else have to wait for another 12 hrs.”

Photo Credit – Jennifer Pendergast

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