A Magical Beach Sunset Memory

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 to explore our way to the beach. About half an hour, two direction enquiries, a few pictures and a short run later, we came upon the beach. Continue reading

Survival of the Fittest

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 people, greater the need for people who provide services and labour; doesn’t that sound more practical? Continue reading

Greener Pastures

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! Continue reading

We all need a little help…

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 day that I have to put the ‘Black Book’ together and still a lot to do. When deciding what topic to pick I immediately knew it would be this coz there are only so many issues one can care about. Below is an intro to my topic so feel free to read, give feedback, suggestions, data, whatever 😛

Sometime ago, the articles floating around Social media about the ever-sleeping-child in the arms of beggars spiked my interest in street children. Continue reading

Home…

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 just fit, just feel right…

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The Mysterious Flower at my Window

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Budding Orchid Cactus as on 10-09-2013

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As on 10-10-2013

 

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 myths on the internet; so many beautiful videos, articles, and blogs on this flower but the content is so confusing and different all over. Continue reading

Friendship: How does it happen?

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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. Anyway, going through it this morning reminded me of this post I’ve been meaning to write since Friendship Day… Continue reading