A Wrong Prediction

My horoscope says on August 31, 2012 I would discover a hidden talent of mine. And as half the day passes by, I discover it’s a gloomy day from the start. While soaking up the disappointments of the day, I wonder if this is what my new talent is going to be- to absorb disappointments!…

Knowing the Nitty-gritty of Delhi

My Delhi struggle has completed its first year. And as I begin to view Delhi from a different angle, I find myself falling for it (which I never thought possible). In my effort to construe the essence of Delhi, I am going to list 10 things that is intrinsically Delhi. Check out Delhi’s various Avatars….

The Immortals of Meluha

Though late, I had just one reason behind picking this book up; Shiva!!!(I am fond of him).  I know the book has made its mark on the bestseller list. But it’s unlike I had expected. Here’s how I find it. Setting The Immortals of Meluha is the first part of Shiva Trilogy; A book by…

A thousand Splendid Suns

Khaled Hosseini has yet again concocted an unforgettable plot.  This time he presents us with a heart-wrenching tale of two women from two not so modern Muslim cities (Herat & Kabul). The lives of his two female protagonists reflect the lives of countless other women of Afghanistan from 1973-2003. Kabul is wrecked with a series…

Chandigarh in One Day

Are you wondering where to head for a pretty weekend getaway? Give a thought to Chandigarh; a very well planned city honored of being the mere capital of two states (Haryana & Punjab) of India. The term ‘Chandigarh’ meaning ‘Fort of Chandi’ has been coined from an ancient temple called Chandi Mandir located close to…

Top Attractions in Agra apart from the Taj Mahal

The Internationally famed city Agra, though synonymous with the Tajmahal, is definitely not a one-stop shop. Agra has been embellished with various tombs & mausoleums by the Mughal Kings. It is a historically important city showcasing the extraordinary antiquity of India. A crazy bustling city on the Shore of Yamuna River, Agra houses an array…

Happy Independence Day… Is It?

As India celebrates its 66th Independence, something inside me doesn’t feel right. In fact I have not felt this way about India ever. I have grown up loving India & will always love it no matter what. But now the constant sarcasm bugging my mind is “What is Happy about this independence?” Photo Credit: Flickr…

The spark that ignited here!

Somehow South India has always been close to my heart. I don’t exactly remember my first trip to Chennai as a mere 3 year old girl (which obviously was a family trip). But I guess my relation with that part of India had its foundation then, barely aware what role Chennai would play in my…

First Memoir… The Taj!

It’s been a few years since I visited the Taj Mahal, yet I can’t seem to stop raving about it. I very well remember the not so pleasant journey I had taken with my family to reach the ethereal monument. A polluted & drab city with dirty roads welcomed us.  Just a kilometer ahead we…