Ripple Effects Turns a New Page in 2019

Ripple Effects has reached a new milestone. After almost twelve years in the blogosphere, Arti has finally fought off procrastination and taken up an upgraded version. From now on, there will be no ads even if you’re not a WordPress blogger visiting (let me know if you still see them). What more, there’s a new URL address to the Pond, aptly:


But if you type in the old, longer one it will redirect you to the right place here at the Pond as well.

While birding is still my passion, I’ll be posting mostly film and book reviews on Ripple Effects. My avian friends will probably fly by during intermission.

Your two pebbles are welcome as before. Throw them in, stir up some ripples. As always, I hope you’ll find here a respite for quiet thoughts and prompting to some interesting viewing and reading. I await your visits.


Have you ever seen so many people lining up to go into a public library? It happened right here in my city, Calgary, Alberta, on November 1, 2018, when our New Central Library opened. 50,000 visitors in the first four days. Yes, there will be talks of books and movies here on Ripple Effects.

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The Calgary Central Library was one of Architectural Digest’s 12 most anticipated buildings opening in 2018. Check it out here.



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If she’s not birding by the Pond, Arti’s likely watching a movie, reading, or writing a review. Creator of Ripple Effects, bylines in Asian American Press, Vague Visages, Curator Magazine.

13 thoughts on “Ripple Effects Turns a New Page in 2019”

  1. Lovely on all counts Arti – I look forward to reading more book and film reviews of course, much as I love birds.

    And good on you for making the change to your own ad-free domain. I did it in two stages – I think the ad-free option came later – and am so glad I did.

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    1. WG,

      I’ve read and watched much more than I can write, just shows it’s easier to be a consumer than a producer. I’m preparing a post on “The Favourite” when I see your comment come in. Have you seen it? This one is a love-it or hate-it kind of film. So much to say in a single post. Maybe I’ll just start off and the ripples will come in. 🙂


  2. Congratulations on the milestone, Arti! You are my favorite movie reviewer, so I’m glad that you are keeping up this aspect of your writing.

    I love that new library building. Do you also?


    1. Have you clicked on the link? Yes, it’s just wonderful to have such an amazing architecture with all it’s contents and ideas right in Cowtown. 🙂


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