On Way to Katra

 HERE are some glimpses of my journey to Katra from Jammu (a 2 hours journey{approx}).                                               Leaving behind Jammu                              …

Thus began another journey

Hey folks, I am happy to finally tell you that I just had a trip to Vaishno devi. A swift planning was all that was required for my first darshan of the Mata. Moreover, it’s been a year since I had gone out of Delhi. So, this trip was refreshment more than anything. I committed…

To Kill a Mockingbird

While cleaning off my book shelf, I came across this old book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is a success worldwide.  Published in 1960 this book is recommended consistently to high school students across the American nation and unfailingly makes it to Top 100 novels of all time list. I…

My Tryst with Net Shopping

Of late, I have developed a penchant for the online thing. Whether it’s reading, researching or shopping, I am always glued onto my laptop screen. It’s a world in itself where I have an upper hand as I am spared the scrutiny & modesty of maintaining any decorum. My best online shopping experience points back…

Trendy Delhi

When is comes to shopping, Delhi bags many titles. Delhi’s platter is full with various shopping options. Here sky is the limit for shopaholics. The spectrum of shops in Delhi ranges from old bazaars to sprawling new malls. You just need to polish your bargaining skills for the street-side stalls & shopping will be so…

Jakoi, A taste of Assamese food

After planning it for almost a month, I finally geared myself up to visit Assam Bhawan this weekend, to get a taste of indigenous Assamese food in Jakoi (the restaurant). Jakoi in Assamese refers to a very popular fishing device. Being a predominantly fish loving state, every household (except in cities) in Assam, include a…

Remembering My Teachers

As I stand on my balcony, I hear my neighbor’s 10 year old daughter shout “Teachers’ day should be a holiday”. And it suddenly dawns on me that it’s 5th September…Teachers’ Day: A day which I had celebrated for more than 15 years of my life. I remember it to be always an eventful one….

A salutation to Delhi

Dear Delhi, Your 1st timers rant you as “over populated, full of thugs, chaotic, polluted & unsafe.” Yes, you can be intimidating for the first timers. I was overwhelmed myself. But one year on, I see the depth in you. I scratch beyond your surface & realize how philanthropic you have been to us all….