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….

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…