Anita Nair and Tiger discuss Alphabet Soup for Lovers

“No book can be a happy ending per say. It is not so in real life. There can be a happy ending for the book but the characters cannot be happy ever after. Life is more real and practical. I like my stories to be the same as life.”

Is Your Child Ready to Face the World? – Book Review

Guess what we all parents need… A timeless advice! Talk about setting expectations right and we miss the target by miles sometimes. Here is a book that sets things in the right perspective. In this life with our sky high expectations that we have for our kids, pressure from colleagues, parents, grand parents, friends of…

Open UP: #113

“I was working as a cloth merchant in Rajasthan for 20 years but couldn’t get enough money to run my family. All the modern malls reduced our margins and it was really becoming difficult to educate my two girls. So I shifted my career and became a factory worker. Five years later I am working…

Open UP: # 111

She helped me use her phone hotspot to book tickets to get home. Helped me out of her way to make me comfortable. “I have a six month old baby at home. My mother in law helps me take care of her. Being in hospitality sector you need to be ready for extra hours, irate…

Why you should Talk To Tiger!

My 3 favourite words and why! The three words that I use the most! That is easy. Talk To Tiger! That is my blog name and the theme behind most of the things I do. So let me explain how. What can you Talk to Tiger about? Your problems Your happiness Your sadness Your secrets…

Madhavi S Mahadevan and her short stories

I read Madhavi’s latest book Doppelgänger Short stories and was impressed with the simple yet charming way of writing and I had to speak to her and bring her life to you. So here is what happened when Madhavi Talked to Tiger. Madhavi opens up in a rare discussion about her childhood, her motivation and also…

Susy Matthew and the Historic Fiction

When you delve into historical fiction, you are literally playing with fire. However, when you have your facts right and can weave an interesting story line people will love it. Not as easy as it seems though. Susy Matthew has come out with two such books and I had the chance to review her latest…

Open UP: # 82

“I teach English to students in a school. I don’t scold them or force them to obey and learn by heart. I make sure they know what they are reading and why it is important. It is a teacher’s job to make sure a student understands and appreciates what he or she learns. I don’t…

Open UP: # 79

“I am studying commerce and attend classes from 8 to 12. I work part time here from 1 to 10 in the night. I have a sister who is studying in tenth. My dad is a taxi driver. I love my job and work sincerely. I also spend time studying and practicing problems. Yes. I…

Tiger and Varun Bahl discuss fashion

His creations are a distinctive repertoire of designs, mixing vintage and antique look with the new and contemporary lines resulting in a very chic and fresh look. The focus of Bahl’s collection is primarily on surface ornamentation, simple and clean silhouettes and a fusion of techniques which means that one may find block printing, appliqué…

Open UP: # 76

“When I was young, I always wanted to be an actor. I was really interested and excelled in theater. My family was very conservative and didn’t let my dream grow. I promised myself that I won’t do that to my children. My husband encouraged me. God gave me a daughter and I gave her full support…