When I started working in Dubai, it didn’t take me long to understand the perception people who have never been to India had towards Indians. One day curiosity struck and on multiple forums, I ended up finding so much crap on India and Indians by imbeciles who’ve never left the States and yet think India, … More Nationalism, Pride & Facts
My fascination with photography and travel probably started further back to when memories do not serve. … More A Travel Photograph…
I had the pleasure of travelling with Wanderlust Express again this past weekend. This time, 4 of us led a group of 53 to Visapur Fort, Lonavala, part of the *Sahyadri. This is one of the many forts built in the 1600s and has changed hands between the Marathas, Mughals and British. From the very … More Sahyadri Fort watching
The peak hours are chaotic. Maddening crowd, blaring horns, hawkers drawing attention, and train commuters scurrying home. Some stop to haggle for vegetables, others chase after buses or the ever-refusing rickshaw walas, a few snack at local eateries while others shop. A queue of people wait on a bench on a sidewalk to see the … More An evening outside a railway station
Last weekend, I had the pleasure of revisiting the Sahyadri or Western Ghats after a few years of being away. This opportunity came knocking, thanks to Wanderlust Express. Prathmesh and group are a bunch of outdoorsy, adventure-loving Mumbaikars who believe in taking the path less travelled and sure do a good job of it. In … More Reward of the mountains
There’s magic all around It’s in the little things that we overlook each day. The glowing moon that visits every now and then, sometimes playing peek-a-boo with the cloudy sky or simply shining brightly through the unknown realms of the universe. You can even feel the magic on a clear, moonless, star-studded night sky, feel … More Do you believe in Magic?
Flashback to 2 years ago and how life took me places since then… … More A little time away…
Very motivated by my firangi “pen pal”, I decided to make a comeback with this piece about 2 things I’m very passionate about – football and my country. We had a couple of chats about the football scene in India and how it is in fact much bigger than what is projected globally. It got me … More When will we bring it Home?
Here’s some quick facts about Bangkok from my recent trip. … More Travelling to Bangkok? Take down some notes…
My monsoon tradition is that I have at least one weekend away in the rains. So this August, a group of friends and I set out to Nagaon, Maharashtra. A small, cozy, coastal village, less than 10 kilometers from Alibaug, Nagaon’s beach is called Akshi. After checking in to our bunglow for the weekend, we decided … More A Magical Beach Sunset Memory
They say life is difficult. There’s competition out there, in every stage of life. In the work sphere, it’s ‘survival of the fittest’ to the highest measure. Why is there so much competition? And no, it’s not because there are less jobs and more people! That in itself doesn’t make sense!! More the number of … More Survival of the Fittest
On my recent weekend getaway to Badlapur, not more than 70 kms from home, I got to thinking… the people there seemed so different even though they’re just outside the city, imagine what the ones who live in deep rural areas must be like… and then it hit me!
Hey guys, My year of further studies comes to a close this May; if I want that Uni Certificate I’m gonna have to submit a thesis. Call it my strength or weakness, I usually leave my work for the last minute as I am self-proclaimed to work best under stress. So, tomorrow is the last … More We all need a little help…
Sometimes, when I’m down for no apparent reason I come up with things like this…
Hi there, Been browsing through some blogs lately and so I decided to write this, something a little different than what I usually do.
Thought this deserved an individual post, especially since there seems to be so much negativity around… Originally, I wrote this in March 2012 and is a part of this post.
Love. ‘What is Love?’ seems to have become the clichéd question I’m still having trouble with. These days people claim to love everyone they have a good rapport with; for some it is impossibly hard unless they actually mean it from within. I am one of them.
Mumbai – the city of dreams, home to me and million others; And I’m not just talking about those who live here permanently but the numerous others as well who work, study, visit and keep coming back for more. Home, where you’re happy, you belong, you don’t care how clean or safe or whatever, you … More Home…
This lovely flower bloomed at my window on the night of October 11, 2013. All this while, we have been calling it “Bethlehem flower” whereas friends whom I’ve shown it to called it “Brahma Kamal”. So as always, before I post pictures online, I began to research and realized there’s so much misinformation and … More The Mysterious Flower at my Window
Going through a slam-book 10 years later made me realize a few things, why ‘young & stupid’ go well together (:P) and how much I had forgotten, about myself and my besties at the time. The human mind is a ‘funny’ place; it can be so amazing yet so picky when it comes to memories. … More Friendship: How does it happen?