On the terrace of Tara Guest House

The train of thought arrived at nostalgia station, as we nibbled at a omelette at 7:30 PM yesterday, quite not the time for a breakfast dish, but never mind. If you asked us, if we’d like to change anything in the world, we’d change one number. A single number. And we really wish we could. …

June 25, 2018
Safar-e-Kebab

Not all blogs and videos about Ramzan have to be titled in Urdu, nor should have a Sufi background score, but we still do it, yours truly included. It’s been about three years that we make a trip to savour the haleem and the kebabs. For two years in Bangalore, Mosque Road in Frazer Town …

June 13, 2018
Going Places, Literally! #2017

I tried a lot to keep myself awake, but the amount of walking done on the last day of 2016 in the temples of Angkor had taken a toll on me. I passed out of fatigue even before the celebratory countdown of the last ten seconds of the year took place in the hotel we …

May 27, 2018
#HaanSolo — A start.

There’s an overused and clichéd Bollywood dialogue, where a love-smitten Shahrukh Khan says “Kehte hai, agar kisi cheez ko dil se chaaho, to poori qaaynaat usse tumhe milane ke koshish mein lag jaati hai”, which essentially is a ripoff of Paulo Coelho’s “When you want something, the whole universe conspires to make it happen.” The …

November 19, 2017
Desert Tastes Best Cold — Part One

“A story about friendship, faith and courage of four friends..” read the back cover of a book, The Four Patriots, I had bought in Haridwar to pass some time. Confining myself to the side upper berth of the Sant Kabir Dham Express to Mumbai, I had finished this book in about 6 hours, a personal …

September 11, 2017
Balanced Seating.

31st December. New Years Eve. Siem Reap, Cambodia. The NYE 2016 was the first one I was celebrating outside India. The family and I were on a eight-day vacation to the South East Asian jewels of Vietnam and Cambodia. The last day of 2016 was spent exploring the various Hindu and Buddhist temples around Siem …

February 13, 2017