Monthly Archive: April, 2014

A Friend to Hang Out with

I suddenly realised that one of the most prized possessions I have is my sewing machine. It has given me many peaceful creative and relaxing moments in life. Don’t know if it’s the happiness of stitching a curtain in exactly the way I want or the satisfaction of stitching a cushion cover out of a material or a particular print...

Bihu

Everyone talks about Bihu – then and now. Everyone says it was better “then”, than “now”. I beg to differ. For me all the Bihu celebrations have something special to offer. So what, if the celebration of Bihu has changed over the ages? Change is inevitable. We all have to keep up with time and adjust accordingly. Today we do...

My Kolkata Experiences – The taxi driver who mugged me

View from inside a Kolkata cab Whenever someone mentions about the “streets of Kolkata”, I get reminded of a street full of vehicles and a rhythm-less blasting background music of honking. About 60-70% of those vehicles are the signature black and yellow ambassador taxis of Kolkata (of course it depends on the area and time of the day). I have...

April Fools’ Day

It is really important to have friends. Whenever I move to a new city, I feel tremendously lonely and trust me, it’s NOT a nice feeling. Mumbai is no exception. The loneliness is felt more when there is a festival or a celebration. It’s no fun celebrating anything alone, including April Fools’ Day. I actually felt grateful when a friend...