Falling in Love with my City: Delhi Heritage Walk To Purana Qila

I’ve had a love-hate relationship with Delhi. I’ve lived most of my life in this city and I’ve had my issues with it. But the city seems to have grown up alongside me, and I’ve been on the mend – trying to mend my broken relationship with the city. Rediscovering places, trying new things, and…

Quiet Holiday In The Hills: Offbeat India

To be very honest, I’m not the biggest fan of visiting the hills mainly cause I hate the drive up and down. The winding route just makes me very anxious. I also don’t enjoy the crowds that throng to the hills during any long holiday in India. So when my mum proposed a short trip…

75 Years of Indian Independence: From The View Point Of A Proud Indian

15th August 1947 I’ve grown up listening to stories of how India gained its independence. The stories of the many who laid down their lives hoping for a better future for our country. The songs, the movies, the stories about our fight for Independence still give me goosebumps. Knowing that less than a century back…

Friday Fotos

Yes, I misspelt ‘photos’ to make the title sound catchy. I take a 100 photos every week and most just end up in my hard drive, to be seen once every 3-4 years only to be forgotten again. I’ve been meaning to share more of my photography here and I can’t think of a better…

5 Offbeat Things To Do When You Visit Delhi

I’m a Delhite! I have lived most of my life in this city. Do I love it? Not always. The horrible summers, the loud people, and of course, the terrible pollution makes this city far from ideal. But this city is one of the prettiest cities in India. If you are a history buff like…

Unspoken Words

My grandmother passed away last week. She was 87 years old and had been long suffering from Parkinson’s disease. She had had a fall in May which had her bedridden post-surgery. In all honesty, all of us were a little relieved for her that her suffering was finally over. Over the past few years every…

Why Am I Like This?

Have you ever been in a situation and thought to yourself – why am I like this? As an adult, I assumed I wouldn’t be in such situations that often. But I happen to be in such situations so often that I decided to do a whole post about it. WHY AM I LIKE THIS?…

Monsoon In My City

I love rainy season. It feels like the entire world around is getting cleansed for a new start. When I was younger I always connected rains with romance. In school, my friends and I would sing romantic songs, get drenched in the rain and discuss our crushes. When I was even younger, I loved splashing…

It Is A Beautiful World, uhh, Patriarchal World

Note: This post has been in writing for a while now. I wrote some bits of it a year back but never completed it. It is a long post. These are some snippets from some of the conversations I have on a daily basis as a small business owner. Most vendors I interact with assume…

My First Love

Disclaimer: This is a very random post and not sponsored. 😛 The year was 2011. My family and I were travelling through Egypt. Our tour stopped at a local bazaar for shopping. As we scrutinized the shops wondering where we should go with all the vendors trying to catch our attention, we heard the words…