and you are reading one of the top blogs in india – this is a list of the top 500 blogs in india. they have a process of selection and I’d like to believe it’s extremely rigorous and I got selected. doing my little dance around in my chair which involves me bouncing about in a rather sloppy, podgy way. interestingly, I made it to … Continue reading you are reading a TOP blog of INDIA!
you are at hauz khas, new delhi. There is the glitzy glamour of the designer boutiques on the main road… with their brightly lit front glass shop fronts, the slim mannequins that make everything look runway fresh and their dangerous promises to transform an average Jane into a Kate Moss. The halo of consumerism is alive here, tempting even the most inept window browser and pushing … Continue reading the two sides of hauz khas, new delhi
The Hauz Khas I was told to visit was all shops, designer outlets and eclectic array of restaurants, cafes and bars. That’s why I went there, for tea and then to meet a friend for dinner. The sheer density of shops startled me – neither did it have the cramped quirkiness of an actual bazaar, nor did it have the feel of a nice up-market mall. … Continue reading hauz khas – heritage for you and me
there he stood, in a dark greyish black sweatshirt and with a calm, quiet voice he said, “please gather around, we will begin shortly. i am a research student here and i will be your guide for the day.” what followed was a 30 minute treat where we roamed around the indian institute of advanced study, listened to stories, checked out exhibits and clicked a few … Continue reading 8 reasons why you should visit the indian institute of advanced study, shimla
my foray into reading non-fiction began with city of djinns by william dalrymple. i loved the book, the narrative, what he chose to include and what he chose leave out, his entire journey of discovery of this city. with the lens of an outsider he managed to get under the skin, and show me a delhi that i actually fell in love with. (am a … Continue reading book review: degree coffee by the yard – good & bad
Gaiety has got to be one of the complicated words in English, or at least for me. I always mess up the ‘e’, then need to lean backwards and stare at the word till it says I’m missing an ‘e’ or its ‘i’ before ‘e’… The actual Gaiety Theatre in Shimla is not missing anything, and if you haven’t been there then you’ve bypassed a charming … Continue reading the gaiety theatre at shimla
last week i wrote a post on “why i write?” and at the same time, i sent out an email to all my writer friends or friends who are writers and asked them to answer it too… the answers ranged from three words to more than 10 emotions – everyone had something to say and something to feel when they spoke about writing. let me … Continue reading why do i write? (part 2)
Originally posted on FeelFreeorFly India :
This is Part 2 of the monthly series featuring Indian Women Travellers. For this series, a set of questions were sent to Indian women travel bloggers with the aim of finding out a bit more about their lives and what motivated them. The underlying purpose of this series is to get more people from India and around the world to… Continue reading Indian Women Travellers, Leading the Way into 2014 – Part 2
‘A’ got back from Kolkata yesterday. He really liked the city, except for the traffic. (that might be true of most cities in India. You take away the traffic from Mumbai and it’s gorgeous and grand) It got me thinking about Kolkata and this great old city that stands strong in the East of India – though many people feel that it has lost it’s … Continue reading rabindranath tagore still lives in kolkata
the joy in colour can never take away from the romance in black & white. presenting shimla coloured with shades of black and white with a lot of greys. Continue reading shimla: it’s all grey there!