i write to find my voice. to clarify and to argue. to understand. myself. to find. i write to remember. memories darkened in black, coloured with words, shaped by emotions. i write to create. worlds. images. sounds. people. emotions. conversations. i write to express. to tell that story. to try and paint what my head seems to be screaming at me. i write to tell stories. of who i am. … Continue reading why do i write?
just-a-position the past and the present what could be and what is what should be and what isn’t relevance vs. disregard. the new order sticks to the old that grace is far from the uncouthness two lines on two parallel planes. intersection. the past is present here. bypassed, forgotten, ignored silence, mistaken for support in this loud, garish ‘now’ protect. preserve. support. conserve. this cannot … Continue reading juxtaposition: past and the present
i thought about what 2013 meant for me in travel, what i learnt, what i will take away and will influence 2014. these are the thoughts i took away from my travel in 2013 – it’s a little late but nevertheless out here 🙂 tell me what you learnt.. leave a thought, spark an idea, start a conversation in 2014. 1. the minute you … Continue reading my learnings from travel in 2013
it’s been around for around 7 years now, but this was my first visit to the jaipur literature festival. on hindsight, i don’t know why i didn’t go earlier! i think it’s because it was too expensive and almost indulgent, when i didn’t know what literature festivals were. having gone for the last two HT lit festivals in mumbai and thoroughly enjoyed it, i was … Continue reading jaipur literature festival 2014 & why i loved it
that slow whirl of the fan directly above my bed was the first sound i heard as i woke up… it felt familiar, but i felt disoriented. i scrunched my eyes, closed them to dull my ‘am-awake-lets-go’ over-active morning senses and heard my brain ask, “where am i?” rarely do i stay in a hotel that resembles my space in aesthetics and vibe so much that … Continue reading mitaroy, panjim goa
2013 was a year with a late start. we moved into a new house and with all the work that had us stuck in mumbai, we traveled only in the second half of the year. we went to 13 cities and a handful of villages (counting spiti as one city, though we went to five different villages there). i saw a lot, ate a lot, … Continue reading 2013 in travel: 12 cities, a handful of villages, 11 states & numerous stories
links that have been looking interesting this week: paul theroux’s 10 tips for aspiring writers sidin vadukut had me on the floor with this piece and i’m not even a mom… read ” my baby between the times of 3 and 4 am a poem” because i like her style, i like her poetry. the poetry of pavithra k. mehta, the poetry of happiness. this is an old poem, but … Continue reading wednesday: link day
i started blogging regularly around one year and two months ago. and this is my first competition…. i need YOUR help and i want to be a strong contender. i want to be in the top 25. what won’t i do for free travel. what won’t you do for free travel. the kerala tourism board has been luring all the participants with all the beautiful … Continue reading change my world
mumbai is a city that has a lot to offer. i really believe that, i’m not just partial. but it’s also true that a lot of people dismiss the city; seen that happen on thorn tree repeatedly. i think that largely happens because of three reasons: traffic, density of people and concentration of visible heritage sites only in one part of the city. and once you’re … Continue reading 4 things to do in mumbai that aren’t in a guidebook
“i think we go to the mountains really often,” i said. “maybe…” came the stoic reply with the hint of the question mark at the end. i could continue it meant… i did. “we live in the coast, to the west of india. and towards the end of the year we seem to make our way to delhi, then by road we head further north … Continue reading what do you choose: mountains or beaches?