Category: People

The Broom Seller

It was Dhanteras. I went to the market for some customary metal purchase on the occasion of Dhanteras. On my way back, I stopped at the robust Beltola Bazaar to buy vegetables. … I noticed someone shouting on the other side of the vegetable stall.

My Father My Pride

I know it’s always the parents who feel proud of their children’s achievements. But I must be the luckiest to feel super proud of my parents. The reasons are endless. Here is a funny example. Tring tring… I call my father and he picks up after a few rounds of rings. Father: Hello! Ki? (What’s up?) Me: Good morning! Ki...

18 Elephants

The place where my sister lives now is on the foothill of a mountain range. This place is just on the edge of the city and is surrounded by beautiful green forests and (obviously) the hills. We hardly knew about this place until she got married and moved to her new home. The thing that fascinated us most about this...

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...

The World is a Better Place

Jim Parsons popularly known as Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory The world is a better place from today. Yes, the universe has added a few more reasons for me to think the way I do now. It might sound silly for some or most of you, but I am a tad happier than yesterday. Here’s why: A winner...

The Boss is Always Right, Right?

I did 😀 It was Sunday. I was about to have lunch. My boss called. He told me to write and send two news reports – one on the flood situation of the Kaziranga National Park and another on the Islamists’ attack on the Holy Tombs of Timbuktu in Mali, recently inscribed on UNESCO’s List of Heritage in Danger. Well,...

The Tune

I saw him today! After listening to him for so long, finally I could spot him. Oh what a relief! It is amazing how some sites, sounds and smell can transmit you to another time and place instantly! This is what happened when I first listened to this man in this city called Mumbai. The first time I heard him...

Gauri Khan – The first lady of Bollywood

How different can the family of a superstar be? Well, I had no clue. Although, not much of a star gazer, post my shifting to Mumbai, I have seen and happened to travel in the same flight as many celebrities.  One flight, the one I took on March 3 this year, was different in many ways. I was flying Business...

This Happened in India

Today I met this nice and cute lady in her ripe years who told me an amazing story. I had to share it here on my blog. She told me not to write, I promised I won’t quote the real names. But this is an amazing story! Few days back I had met this Tamil couple, who happens to be...