Within thirty minutes since the commencement of the flight, I had gotten to know my co-passengers, a middle-aged couple, returning from a ‘shandar’ (extravagant) second trip to Dubai, totally bowled over by the tarakki (progress) of their son-in-law, mesmerized by his etiquettes and so full of aashirwad (blessings) for such a good ‘beta’ (son) that […]
Here comes December! – That time of the year when most college students await the end of the semester exams, much more eagerly than they await their birthdays; to pack their bags to the sunny and sandy beaches of Goa, and leave all the winter chills and spills behind. All those months of planning in between lectures, inviting friends and friends of friends, looking for economy tickets, drawing itineraries, shopping ‘scanty’ clothes from Janpath and Sarojini- are finally going to culminate into one long breezy vacation at the Konkan coast- and the best part, with no strings attached!
March 20, 2014 It was twenty minutes past nine in the morning; I woke up from an unusually sound slumber, one of its kinds in the past ten days. Characterized by a rather stable bed, as against a shaky upper berth of a train, and a cacophony free background score, unlike the one orchestrated by […]
Having breakfast of Idli and Vada for the fourth consecutive day, I was wondering if I’ll be able to recreate this holiday of mine with ink. If you ask me, writing travelogues has never been my forte, but I have a strong inspiration which drove me into writing this one. I told a friend, “I […]
“Not much talked about, not well known, yet it feels better than home!” February 11, 2011! It came as a bolt from the blue, my father’s transfer order. From Chandigarh to Patna, a shockwave it was, which drowned in itself the joy of his promotion, and what surfaced was stark horror! It is in such […]