The following pointers are based on true events experienced on a first-time long-distance bike ride to Coimbatore. Although many are applicable, please do not consider these tips as relevant to all bike-riding experiences. 1. Wear a helmet, always. Like they say, safety first. So even if this point is little “duh mom!” I had to put it … Continue reading How to be a good pillion rider on the bike to Coimbatore
Last month I went to Mumbai to catch up with some friends, and what do you know, a bunch of them weren’t even around to do any catching up. Anyway, that meant I rely heavily on the remaining few to spend my time in the city that I often think of as my second home. This … Continue reading Buffalo tongue and pork curlies in Mumbai
I sometimes meet people who ask or tell me about a place they’ve recently been to or want to go to, and if I perchance don’t know what they’re talking about, a disdainful look is thrown at me. This is often followed by remarks like, “But you say you like to travel, and you don’t know … Continue reading Travel, as you like it
If you haven’t heard, I enjoy packing. Some might even say, I get a little obsessive about it. But that doesn’t mean I’m perfect. If there’s one mistake I’m repeatedly guilty of making while packing, it’s over-doing it. Is this a girl thing? I don’t know. But it’s definitely a problem when the need for comfort and convenience are … Continue reading Why it’s high time I let go of my excess baggage
Ever since I moved out of Mumbai in 2011, I’ve revisited the city at least once every year. Last year, I even went twice. Surprisingly, or not so surprisingly in my case, every time I passed the MTNL building in Bandra, what I did not know was that I was passing India’s largest mural. Last … Continue reading Did you know this is India’s largest mural?
I’ve been lazy, and procrastinating and demotivated and working late and just plain lazy. Have you noticed I haven’t blogged in, what has it been, two weeks? Well, in case you did, I’m back and I’m going to try and be more regular. On to this week’s Snapshot Sunday post (which I missed last week, sigh). … Continue reading I once met a bunch of nosy camels in the desert
Today’s post is courtesy of my dear, dear friend, Kriti. A few months back Kriti revisited her home in state of Uttarakhand. Ever since she told me about her grandmother’s house up in the hills, overlooking the Himalayas, I’ve wanted to talk about it on the blog, and of course some day visit it. You’ll … Continue reading Revisiting home, in the hills of Uttarakhand
This month I turned 26. I don’t like birthdays. Well, to be clear, I don’t like my birthdays. Your birthday I will gladly celebrate with gusto (does anybody say gusto anymore?) but mine, let’s ignore it like a moment of awkward silence please. Why is getting one year closer to your death such a joyous occasion. … Continue reading I went to Kolkata and finally found my birthday tradition