Up in the Air

If you are fortunate enough that you have spent your life travelling from one phenomenal place to the next, a strange emptiness fills in the small interim you spend on the flight. A nagging suspicion that you are missing something. A task left undone, an article unpacked, a destination unresearched. A curious need to do…

Tyger! Tyger! Burning Bright!

Although it almost inhuman to keep a beast, even one as ferocious and deadly as a Tiger, locked inside a cage, it doesn’t make them any less beautiful. Ordinarily, you could somehow manage to fit your camera lens through the cages to get a clear photograph, but a man-eating tiger is also strong. And if…

Dear Zindagi

Dear Zindagi is a recently released Hindi movie starring Shah Rukh Khan a popular Indian actor often accepted as Superstar and Alia Bhatt a budding actress with a devilish dimple. The movie is about many things Love, Heartbreak, Friends, Family, accepting yourself as you are, and letting go of the dominatable, underlying fear that pervades all…

Love & Heartbreak

It is the fact that behind every true Artist’s soul lies a broken heart. Which personally, is what I think is the best thing that can happen to a person. I wouldn’t inflict such pain upon my worst enemy, who in my humble opinion jumped up from the darkest depths of hell to torture me….

Writers, Armchairs, and Other People

Every writer is a little bit crazy. And the good ones are a special kind of crazy.They love things like pencils, sharpeners, coloured paper which Must absolutely MUST be a specific size or the world will explode, stapler and highlighters. Yeah. Writers are lunatics. And proud of it. When people say “Crazy”, “Weirdo”, “Has his…

Walking Round Las Vegas

In another city that never sleeps, part of the fun is walking around at midnight. Lights, Music, bursts of laughter, and people in costumes are an essential experience in Vegas. You never saw the Eiffel Tower or Statue of Liberty like this! If you missed them in Paris or Ellis Island, here your what life doesn’t…

Gratitude Wheel

Usually, when you are having a perfectly ghastly day, you wish someone, just One person you hate Must die. Don’t lie to me, you know you do. You think it might feel just a little better. Too bad life isn’t Game of Thrones, but trust me it’s for the best, you wouldn’t want  their instant…

A Day in Mathura

Mathura city is a historical landmark in India. Vrindavan was a home of the Hindu deity Krishna. Lord Krishna is someone whom, after careful contemplation,  I have become exceedingly fond of. Why? Like most little kids who watch the popular cartoon, I am impressed with his superpowers, but also because of what I could gather…

Underwater Jellyfish

I have been prejudiced against they stung me many summers ago on a beach in Kerala. The next day, as if by some unfortunate form of divine justice an entire school of them were found dead on the beach because of some fatal disease. Even with my bias, I could tell, when they are not…

Washington Monument

The one monument you notice in Washington, even, often from the sky as you land is the Washington Monument, standing in resolute symmetry. Pristine and erect, this historical architecture built to honour George Washington is surrounded by fifty flags to symbolise the martyrs. At the moment, it is closed to visitors. The five hundred and…

The Capitol Building on Capitol Hill

The first glimpse of The Capitol is a vague white dome through the trees. Till you catch sight of the Liberty statute. Americans hold the ideal of Liberty very close to their heart and therefore no building in Washington D.C. is higher than the Capitol Building. This is symbolic that no ideal is higher than…

Finding My Way to the White House

The moment you set foot in Washington D.C. the average traveller naively wonders if they are going to run into The President. That is, unless they are, of course, scheduled to appear at a public event at another location altogether. Nonetheless, the traveller wonders, and this inevitably leads the traveller to The White House. You have…