Manasi Joshi Roy – This, that and the other

  • Dine in the Dark

    Dine in the Dark

    I’ve had what can be best described as one of the most overwhelming experiences of my life !I just dined in the dark & it opened my eyes … Albeit temporarily to a world where you can’t see anything. So what is dining in the dark ? Dark dining takes place in a dark restaurant […]

  • Hey Bhaggaawaan !

    Mona a friend of ours says “Hey Bhaggaawaan” rather dramatically when things go wrong. It’s become our little family joke & we say it too whenever things go wrong in a loud & exaggerated fashion … Helps because it makes us all laugh out loud. But what’s happening in our country in the name of […]

  • Last Night I didn’t go to Unicorn Island !

    If you are a teenager or the parent of a teenager you’ll know what is this “happy place” called Unicorn Island & most importantly the “YouTuber” Lilly Singh from Canada who took them all to this magical land of happiness ๐Ÿ™‚ Defining what exactly a YouTuber is can be difficult for those raised on mainstream […]

  • My Choice

    I’m not a prude but I’m not comfortable with this short film on women empowerment where the woman says “To have sex before marriage.To have sex outside of marriage. My choice”  Does this statement imply that the makers of this short film are saying it’s ok for a woman to want sex outside of marriage […]

  • The Grinch who stole Christmas!

    How I became the “Grinch who stole Christmas” ! When I was growing up we didn’t celebrate Christmas so to say … As in we had no Christmas tree & stockings & no Santa came to give us gifts on Christmas Eve. We were Gujarati’s & we celebrated Diwali & Bestu Varas (the day after […]

  • 2 States

    This weekend I found myself at the Kukke Sri Subramanya temple which is about 2.5/3 hrs away from Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. A scenic drive through lush green forests & plantations of coconut,betel nut & rubber took us to this little temple town located in the beautiful Western Ghats range of Karnataka. Overlooking […]

  • A Bus Called Destiny

    Today my child went off on her 1st ever school trip ๐Ÿ™‚ Ironically on a Bus with Destiny written on it … She’s growing up … The apron strings are getting looser & I’m beginning to feel like she’s becoming too big, too fast! Not that I’m not enjoying every moment of this as well […]

  • Manoribel

    Manoribel “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast” This is a famous Persian couplet by a sufi mystic, poet, composer and musician Amir Khusro belonging to the medieval period which means…… “IF THERE IS PARADISE ON EARTH, IT IS THIS, IT IS THIS, IT IS THIS ” He was referring […]

  • Just another Hallmark Holiday?

    I’m confused ! Do I like Valentines Day or not ??? When one was young & in college it seemed really romantic. Valentines Day was a special day & you wanted to celebrate it because it meant getting to know how special you were ! But as one grew older & wiser (or so you […]

  • Of Bangkok & Bengali Names

    You may ask what’s the similarity between the 2 ? Plenty I tell you. I myself didn’t know it till I visited Bangkok last month. My husband, Rohit was shooting for a Bengali film & I joined him to make a little holiday out of it. Spent one whole day on the set with him […]