• Nishita's Rants and Raves

    A blog about books, movies, restaurants, and everything else under the sun.


  • Life Lately #1

    Of late, I have been feeling like my blogging has got a bit mechanical - a bunch of book reviews (usually done way after I have read the book), the occasional... Read more

    Posted on 18 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Into the Water

    Into Water

    I was really excited to read Into the Water when it came out earlier this year. After all, I was an early fan of Hawkins' previous work - The Girl on the... Read more

    Posted on 17 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Happiness is All We Want

    Happiness Want

    It's just a co-incidence (or is it?) that I attended a workshop on building happiness and reducing stress the same week I got this book for review. But... Read more

    Posted on 11 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Weekend Getaways from Bangalore

    No matter how serious life gets, you just need a good weekend to calm the hustle inside you. Just for 2 days, shut down your laptops as well as your work lives... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2017 BOOKS
  • The Irish House

    Irish House

    K and I went for drinks and dinner with friends last Friday night. Usually, we don't go out alone together as one of us has to stay home with the kids, but thi... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Tips for Selecting the Perfect Wedding Gift

    Finding the perfect wedding gift can be stressful, but you need to make sure that you spring for a gift that will not be useless to the bride and groom. After... Read more

    Posted on 04 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Ingenious Ways to Increase Space in Any Room of Your Home

    Every home requires more space. No matter how big your mountain estate villa or small your studio apartment is, you are probably looking for ways to maximize th... Read more

    Posted on 03 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Essential Knowledge If You’re on a Diet

    Many people struggle when they try to go on a diet. Temptation is always just around the corner, regardless of where you are. It can also be hard to stick to a... Read more

    Posted on 02 August 2017 BOOKS
  • Coorg Weekend Getaway

    Mid-July, Snubnose and I took a short weekend break with my work friends to Coorg. True, it is right in the middle of the monsoon, and we fully expected our tri... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Teaser Tuesdays: Exit West

    Teaser Tuesdays: Exit West

    There are some books that draw you in from the very first sentence itself. Very powerful, and reflects the tone of the rest of the story beautifully. It... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Top Tips For Packing For A Camping Trip

    There's nothing quite like camping to free your mind and indulge in a bit of relaxation. Even with the modern advances of camping, it's still a retreat from... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Five Aromatic Herbs You Can Grow Indoors

    There are plenty of herbs out there that you can choose from to make your recipes more delicious that also smell amazingly to have around the house. What... Read more

    Posted on 22 July 2017 BOOKS
  • The Independence of Miss Mary Bennet

    Independence Miss Mary Bennet

    This is the second Pride and Prejudice related fiction I've read recently (see my review of Death Comes to Pemberley). Both these books came to me from the... Read more

    Posted on 21 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Ten Ways You Can Break Out of Your Blogging Routine

    So, you're stuck in the blogging routine, huh? You wake up every day, start writing some new stories, maybe go out to take some photos, and you send way too man... Read more

    Posted on 20 July 2017 BOOKS
  • How Coffee Boosts Your Creativity

    Many people can't go without their cup of Joe in the morning. Coffee is one of the drinks that so many of us depend on to be more productive during the day and... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2017 BOOKS
  • TV Shows for non-Game of Thrones Lovers

    OK. You guys all know I am a hardcore Game of Thrones fan. However, quite a few of my friends and acquaintances are not fond of the blood and gore, and... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Johnny Rockets

    Johnny Rockets

    V irginia Mall in Whitefield is finally starting to emerge as a bright new hotspot for people from that side of the city. With its focus on family friendly... Read more

    Posted on 18 July 2017 BOOKS
  • BonSouth


    Last weekend, I went for a blogger meet-up with friends to try the food at BonSouth. The invite mentioned that it was a Hyderabadi/Nawabi food festival. I went... Read more

    Posted on 07 July 2017 BOOKS
  • Five Ways Yoga Can Improve Quality Of Life

    When it comes to connecting your mind, body and soul, very few activities can cut the list. Sure, you need a strong mind and body connection to learn and excel... Read more

    Posted on 06 July 2017 BOOKS
  • A #BlackandWhite Movie-watching Experience

    #BlackandWhite Movie-watching Experience

    I've been invited to movie screenings several times, and I usually turn them down. I have a low tolerance level for mediocre movies, and so I accept screening... Read more

    Posted on 05 July 2017 BOOKS