New Books That Are Old Friends

There is always the danger, when you pick up the sequel to a beloved book, that it mayyyy end up in the freezer. Well.. Shoving it under a heap of dirty laundry or a pile of old newspapers, or Hiding it in that tiny excuse for a place between the top shelf and the ceiling are…

In the Lap of The Holy Trinity

In the ancient city of Yaroslavl, 250 miles outside Moscow, one of the prime attractions is a sculpture of the Holy Trinity.  The only one in Russia because before it was built only statues of Christ were allowed to be depicted in stone. After sitting on the bus till our feet were cramped and our…

Surprises on the Sidewalk

When you’re walking on the sidewalk in Bombay there are a million things you expect to see. Chocolate Wrappers. Things you desperately want but can’t afford in the windows of expensive shops. Street hawkers selling delicious and extremely unhealthy food items unique to the city. However, in a rare but beautiful moment, you catch sight…

Logical & Not

Remember that friend with the caustic wit. The one you almost resent for their naturally flawless logic which often leaves you speechless amid your passionate venting out sessions. Why can’t you just let me have One? Just One? One tirade releasing all pent up emotions against the silly leviathan no one has seen or heard…

Eyes & Famous Paintings

There are a few times when one looks up at the sky to thank the eternal genius who came up with the magnificent idea that human beings should have something they would naively call eyes. Clearly, the window to all the spectacular things and glorious colours deserves a more inspired name. But I digress, when you…

Lost in Translation

It’s your own fault really ! You really should have googled the tourist attraction! And you should have done that Before travelling to a country that speaks no English, English with an accent is still English, * All you can do now is pray to a God that you are only about fifty percent sure…