About Myself….

Hello dear Reader,

A warm welcome to my blog.  Lata Image

I am Lata.  I am based out of Mumbai, India.  I have been blogging since June 2014.  It has been a good journey since then.  Read all about it here.

I had initially started off with baby steps into writing non-fiction.  And have since then ventured into fiction, short stories, poems.  I have discovered aspects of writing which I never even knew existed and its been pure pleasure.  Blogging for me started off as a hobby and hopefully,  someday I will have a good story to turn into a book.

I want to thank the blogging community that has helped me, held my hand, guided me throughout my blogging journey.

The blog name story –

Many people ask me about my blog name.  Hmm.. I call it ‘Hot Cup of Kaapi’ which means ‘Hot Cup of Coffee’.   ‘Kaapi’ is Coffee in local south Indian languages to give a sense of my roots.  Also,  I want the blog to be a positive place,  where we can meet and share stories and comments over a cup of coffee.  It will never give out tips or ‘gyaan’ (knowledge) of anything. Also, I do not plan to be involved in politics though its a hot topic when having coffee.

Personal – 

I am married and have 2 sons.  I live in Mumbai and also work full time.

Hope you enjoy my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

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Thank You!

Dream Teacher : Buddha or Lord Shiva

You can choose any person from history to teach you any topic you want. Who’s your teacher, and what do they teach you? #Dailyprompt

Let me think of what I want to learn first.  I would like to learn about spirituality from someone in history.  I’m so disillusioned with all the books and websites which offers a lot of information.  But, what about teaching?  How would it feel being taught by someone who is ready to elaborate on the nuances would be really interesting, a different experience altogether.

I have wondered what makes people follow certain rules as prescribed by the spiritual leaders (doubt the genuineness).  I mean, does it mean anything?  Is there a logical or scientific reasoning behind it.  Like I know people who fast on certain days of the week,  or wear a certain colour on a certain weekday.  This, I refuse to believe to be spiritual reasoning.  There has to be some simple or basic reasoning behind it.

So, who can teach me such stuff.  Would it be ‘Buddha, the enlightened one’?  or will it be ‘Lord Shiva – the Universal Teacher’.


Breathing Room


An extra room has magically been added to your home overnight. The catch: if you add more than three items to it, it disappears. How do you use it?

In this magical room,  I would first like to have a large bed so me and my friends can meet, relax and gossip.

Second is my laptop ofcourse with net.  Nothing matters, need to connect to all social media.

Third is something to read – books or my kindle.

Last, I love to see lot of greenery around, so, maybe a potted plant.

But, it shouldn’t make my room disappear!