Why this blog?
It was January 2006. I was curious. And trying to find creative ways to avoid packing my suitcases. Read the rest of the story here.

What’s with the weird moniker?
When I started blogging, everyone used a nickname or handle. I looked 8 inches away for inspiration and picked what I was wearing at the time. The “wisdom” thing is obviously a bit of a laugh at myself, if you haven’t already figured that out.

Is orange your favorite color?
It isn’t, actually. But I do love how juicy and cheerful it is. My university color was orange, so screaming “Go, Orange!!” came rather naturally.

What is your favorite thing about blogging?
The act of writing is such fun, so that’s foremost, and obviously a big part of why I’ve kept at it for 7 years, but it also brings me joy to see people interacting and connecting on my blog. I’ve met and reconnected with such special people through this medium. Thank you for all your comments and messages that make me smile!

What’s more fun than blogging that you can mention on a G-rated blog?
Singing! I have a condition that causes a tune to set up base camp in my brain. It’ll only leave if a new one replaces it.

That sounds like a squatter colony. Which one’s in there right this minute?
The amazing Eartha Kitt’s “Old-fashioned Girl”. That was my favorite song as a 10-year-old. Yes, I was always at the cutting edge of the latest music.

Why don’t you write as much as before?
The volume of output hasn’t decreased so much as my writing is now spread out across more websites and publications. But lean in and I’ll tell you a secret. Come closer. A little more. This is still my favorite place. And you guys are still my best readers. Here, have some chocolate.

Where else do you hang out?
On Twitter: @orangejammies
On Instagram: OrangeJammies
On my couch

How can I ask you more questions? Will you answer?
Shoot me an email at orangejammies@gmail.com. If I like what you’ve asked, I’ll answer it on the blog! 🙂

38 Responses to “FAQs”

  1. Gulshan Aunty July 1, 2008 at 11:39 pm #

    And looking forward to seeing more of your myriad! Love and hugs:-)

  2. VB July 2, 2008 at 12:08 am #

    hi dear i am here 🙂 i am also setting up shop at http://www.vitalenergy.blogspot.com its an old one hardly ever used i revived it today morning we share our woes and joys OJ

  3. gooddaysunshine September 2, 2008 at 10:49 am #


    Started reading you just as you moved here from your yahoo place…and love it!

  4. Orange Jammies September 3, 2008 at 1:00 pm #

    Aunty G: Bear hugs back!

    VB: Hello 🙂 Have you worked on that blogger-only chink yet?

    Gooddaysunshine: Ah. 🙂 The upside of delurking is that you get treated to my Welcome Smile. 😉

  5. M4 October 3, 2008 at 11:36 am #

    Came here from the Mad Momma and Parul’s blogs. Hope you don’t mind me taking up permanent visitorship here…?

  6. Orange Jammies October 3, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    M4: This blog is allergic to trolls and lurkers. Everyone else is (mostly) welcome. 🙂

  7. Sa'ad Abbasi September 2, 2009 at 1:53 pm #


  8. Orange Jammies September 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm #

    Sa’ad Abbasi: Okay then.

  9. Amit Shanbhag October 30, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Why don’t you start blogging on mumbaikar.com. Please give a though and let me know.


  10. sk February 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm #

    nice blog ! you write well ! came by, so wanted to leave a note of appreciation…

  11. Orange Jammies February 20, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

    Amit Shanbhag: Will do.

    sk: Thanks! I appreciate it. 🙂

  12. Ramsu June 9, 2010 at 12:17 am #

    Have been meaning to ask for a long time — was your blog title inspired by the Tom Robbins novel?

  13. Orange Jammies June 9, 2010 at 12:51 am #

    Ramsu: Nope. 🙂 Not by a long shot.

  14. Amery Chambers June 19, 2010 at 1:01 pm #

    Ramsu: Nope. Not by a long shot.

  15. Sa'ad Abbasi July 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm #

    Good to know you are alive!

  16. Orange Jammies July 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm #

    Sa’ad Abbasi: Are you going to make an annual appearance to tell me that? 😛

  17. Sa'ad Abbasi July 6, 2010 at 5:50 pm #

    no i was thinking more like a weekly routine!:)

  18. Orange Jammies July 6, 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Sa’ad Abbasi: Right. I’ll see you in a week then.

  19. Pramathesh October 5, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Beautiful Blog

  20. Aunty G March 22, 2011 at 10:32 pm #

    WHEEEEE!!!! Love and hugs, AGAIIINNNNNN!

  21. Aunty G March 22, 2011 at 10:33 pm #

    WHEEE!!! Love and hugs againnnnnn!!!!

  22. Pallavi March 23, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Updated About page and all, huh? Welcome back mi amor!

  23. Orange Jammies March 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm #

    Pramathesh: Thanks.

    Aunty G: 😀

    Pallavi: Hey, updated site, updated OJ.. 😉

  24. Dezann March 24, 2011 at 11:35 pm #

    Hey there OJ,

    It wasn’t till i started reading that i realised how much i missed you in blogsphere! And what a magnificient home you have here. I’ve already kicked off my slippers, grabbed a morning cuppa of java and as the sun streams through my window, it almost seems as your page is glowing warm – enlightening:)

  25. Orange Jammies March 28, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Dezann: 🙂 I see you’ve subscribed. Stay well and keep in touch, hon.

  26. The Zuma August 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    Saved as a favorite, I really like your blog!

  27. Orange Jammies August 16, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    The Zuma: Thank you!

  28. Bhumika June 2, 2012 at 4:48 am #

    You are funny, witty and an absolute delight to read. Following you on twitter as well..just love reading your take on food, life, food, baju wali auntie jis,food etc..

    PS: I am NOT a stalker though I may come across as one.

  29. Orange Jammies June 12, 2012 at 3:19 pm #

    Bhumika: Thank you. I’ll keep that in mind. 😉

  30. Scribbler June 21, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Hello Orange Jammies-

    I used to be one of the “Strangers”
    One of my resolutions for 2012 was to de-stranger-ise myself. So here I am!

    Thank you, OJ, for this comfy corner where I have spent many an hour giggling, thinking deep thoughts & sighing happy sighs.

  31. Orange Jammies June 21, 2012 at 9:46 am #

    Scribbler: You did it! How many people can claim to have kept their New Year resolution? 🙂 Welcome. Grab another cushion.

  32. Annu November 2, 2012 at 5:25 am #

    Love love love your blog.

  33. Orange Jammies November 2, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    Annu: I’m glad. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to say so!

  34. diptikirtivan December 20, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Love your writing OJ!

  35. Orange Jammies December 21, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

    diptikirtivan: Happy to hear it! Come visit anytime.

  36. Sumana October 21, 2014 at 5:59 am #

    Hi, I’ve been reading your blog and other writings for a while now and would like to interview you for my doctoral research project. I would greatly appreciate it if you could make the time to talk to me. Would you be able to send me your email address so I can give you more details? Looking forward to a positive answer,

  37. Orange Jammies October 24, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    Hi Sumana, it’s OrangeJammies at gmail.


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