Bittersweet life

Mumbai, the Mayanagari of India, is truly a place of dreams and illusions. A city which is known for its magic and its ability to change dreams into reality. While dreams have no boundaries, they sure have many dimensions. Some dream of fame and success while others dream of a house over their head and … Continue reading Bittersweet life

Hunger

Ever wondered what life would be like if humans were incapable of feeling hunger? Imagine we did not know what hunger felt like. How different would the world be then? There would be no need to grow food, no farms, no agriculture and certainly no fancy restaurants or fast food joints. And without the compulsion … Continue reading Hunger

Akasa Sthamba, LePakshi

What would you say if I told you that a 15 feet tall, 6 centuries old, monolithic stone pillar has been miraculously hanging from the roof of a 16th-century temple and is still one of the most underrated structures in the country? It is true. And rightfully so, because in a country like ours where … Continue reading Akasa Sthamba, LePakshi

Tiger Hills, Darjeeling

Being woken up at 4:00 in the morning and dragged out of a warm and cosy hotel room to experience a bone-chilling, teeth-chattering, fire-in-the-lungs winter morning was not exactly what I had imagined to be the beginning of my long-planned vacation. But, given a chance to go back, I don’t wish to change any of … Continue reading Tiger Hills, Darjeeling

Joshua

I am no cat person. In fact, a cat would be the last thing I adopt, except for maybe snakes and tarantulas. I find cats intimidating, their stares judgemental and their snarls ominous. But Joshua was an exception. He entered our lives in the most unexpected way and left just as gracefully. He was the … Continue reading Joshua

Triveni – Darjeeling’s very own Lovers meet

Triveni- As the name suggests, is the confluence of two rivers, the Great Rangeet and the docile mountain stream Teesta on the outskirts of the enticing town of Darjeeling at the Himalayan foothills. I encountered this mesmerizing watersmeet on my way to Gangtok from Darjeeling. It was a little after 4:00 pm, in January, when … Continue reading Triveni – Darjeeling’s very own Lovers meet

Karma and its enigmatic ways…

Two travelling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a wealthy family. The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the mansion's guest room. Instead, the angels were given a small space in the cold basement. As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel … Continue reading Karma and its enigmatic ways…

The Girl who reads…

Don’t date a girl who reads, she is hard to please... Chances are she has already fallen in love a million times before. Not with people, but with amazing characters from her favourite books. Competition with those perfectly designed, near ideal, charming heartthrob fictional men is no easy business.  She is the one with a … Continue reading The Girl who reads…

The Wedding…

It was a little over seven thirty in the evening when the bride made an entry into the wedding hall. She sat elegantly in the beautifully decorated palanquin, which was carried by her brothers and uncles. Draped in a traditional silk saree and laden with intricate jewellery, she looked mesmerizingly beautiful. Every single pair of eyes … Continue reading The Wedding…

The Asura’s Wife – II

  "You can't do this, Ravan. This is not right. You cannot disrespect a woman like this." I cried when I learnt his intention behind abducting Sita. "What about Meenakshi? About what Sita’s husband and his arrogant brother did to my sister? Was that not wrong?" my husband retorted, his eyes fuming with rage at … Continue reading The Asura’s Wife – II