I found a book lying on the seat, On the Express Train. An old tattered one, Bookmarked with dog eared pages. I waited for someone to notice it too, But nobody there was. I picked it up and peered at it. Astonished. No author. No title. Carefully flipping through the pages, Worn with age & use, I find it filled with questions. Thousands of them. One after the other. "Where are the answers?", I wonder. I turn to the last page and find the title there. One word. "Life", it said. And I get my answers, To all the questions.
So, recently, I got an opportunity to be a part of a launch of a
brand new salon in Mumbai. Located in the Eros Building in Churchgate,
"Hair Ok Please", is a uni sex salon catering to hair styling, nail care &
makeup (on prior appointments). The quirky name, attracted me & the
decor of the salon, lives up to its name. It is a bright and cute place with
brilliant design with doodled walls. You feel the positive vibes as
soon as you enter. I've put up some pictures from the salon here.
Heidi is one of my most favorite cartoons of all time. I remember rushing home from school, to first switch on the TV to watch Heidi. So recently when I got hold of all the episodes once again, my happiness knew no bounds. Heidi is a story about a young girl in the Swiss Alps, who lives with her grandfather & his dog, Joseph. Orphaned when she was just a baby, Heidi is raised by her aunt who later has to leave her in the care of her grandfather in the mountains.Her grandfather is known to be at odds with the village folk & lives by himself in a cottage high up in the mountains. It is adorable to see how his heart warms up with Heidi's daily talk & activities. With her angelic face & heart of gold, Heidi makes everyone fall in love with her.
There is so much to learn from each episode. Living a life of simplicity with the goats & amidst nature, Heidi shows us the strength of character, of adjusting easily in harsh environments & winning over everyone by pure…