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Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART III

For most young people, life as they imagine, ends at 29. The dreaded thirty is the hallmark of change – jobs, engagements, marriages, babies, wrinkles – you are supposed to have them all beside relinquishing a few others like parties, booze,… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART II

When does one glass of wine become one glass too many? When you awake the morning after and realize it’s time for dinner. We woke up just in time for a late lunch. I should now probably gloss over those… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART I

There is still a case to be made for a religion which can put a smile in your face and warmth in your heart in a cold winter morning. Having said that, I must confess I never thought celebrating one’s… Continue Reading →

The Pink Oleanders

It was the winter of 1990, at about the same time when our country was being paraded on the world stage for pennies, when I first realized that fairy tales are an oxymoron. My sister Greta says it’s not what… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Kali: Ajaya II – Book Review

This post was first published in Tell-a-tale. Religious History has a way of weaving itself into the strands of our life in a most profound manner. Though an atheist myself, I cannot help but explore the endless ocean of mythical… Continue Reading →

How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company: A perspective review

Varun Agarwal is the perfect salesman of the century. He sold his book in the first 10 seconds of his pitch just by lowering your expectation, and brilliantly setting the tone of the review that you are likely to leave… Continue Reading →

The Lost dynasty of Eden: Sentinelese Tribe of North Sentinel Islands

Off the coast of Andaman is a mysterious sliver of an island devoid of any kind of sophistication that marks the quotidian life of human civilisation. The aerial view of this idyllic retreat characterise it to be endowed with amazing… Continue Reading →

The Solo Cafe

This post first appeared in Tell-a-Tale short story contest. Find the link here. —————— There are two things that I have learnt from my travels. First, you can be pretty miserable almost anywhere. Second, being your own porter of a luggage weighing… Continue Reading →

Spiti: Backpacking in Heaven’s backdoor

“Sometimes you have to get lost in order to reach your destination” The Rohtang Checkpoint at Manali is the last green bastion of civilisation before you enter a landscape of antediluvian sparseness. More commonly known as Spiti Valley, this isolated… Continue Reading →

Hello Readers!

I am so happy to tell you that the time has finally arrived for this blog to have a new home of its own! After all who likes living in a rented place? The cheery on the pie? I’m taking… Continue Reading →

Offbeat Adventure Trips in India

Did you know India has 32 mountain areas, 14,500 kilometers of waterways, more than 100 beaches, 200 wildlife parks (really) and over a thousand yoga programs? No wonder it takes almost as much effort to find an adventure trip as… Continue Reading →

Game of Blogs – The Escape – Chapter 12

Team – FrontRunners Week#2 Read the previous chapter here. “Can we get some lights in the alcove as well? And why is the corridor not lighted up yet?” an exasperated Tara shouted at the electrician who was busy fixing the… Continue Reading →

Game Of Blogs – The Escape – Chapter 1

Team – Front Runners Week # 1 She was seven years old again. The room was white and the lights were so bright, it hurt her eyes. Santa had come, along with her Christmas present – a beautiful red violin… Continue Reading →

A Self-Help Guide to Battling  Blogger’s Block

  Image courtesy @ google  Is your marriage to your blog on the rocks? Did I dream of it or is it actually two months since I posted a single word on my Blogpage? Of course I’m not counting the… Continue Reading →

And the winner is…..

So, I had recently entered this flash fiction contest arranged by tell-a-tale.com in collaboration with youthopia.in: My Pocket Story, which was totally on a whim and almost at the last moment; and guess what!! I was declared the winner!!!     Never mind… Continue Reading →

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