The Waving Flag

WAVIN’ FLAG ~K’naan Give me freedom, give me fire Give me reason, take me higher See the champions take the field now You define us, make us feel proud In the streets our heads are liftin’ As we lose our inhibition Celebration, it surrounds us Every nation, all around us Saying forever young Singing songs…

Through It All

~Smile Music by Charles Chaplin, Lyrics by John Turner and Geoffrey Parsons Smile, though your heart is aching Smile, even though it’s breaking When there are clouds in the sky you’ll get by If you smile through your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You’ll see the sun come shining through for you Light…

Don’t Look Back In Anger

“If our goal is to be tolerant of people who are different than we are… then we really are aiming quite low. Traffic jams are to be tolerated. People are to be celebrated. Glennon Doyle Melton  

Small Doses of Pleasure

When I took up a course of graphology (handwriting analysis in layman’s terms) I rediscovered my personality. I was going through a rough patch personally and the course set the path for my emotional healing. Although I come across as an all-or-nothing person, the pressure of my own writing is very weak. That’s when I…

Nizami Pride

When cities grow rapidly in a short span of time, the infrastructure needs to grow proportionally. While that hasn’t happened in Pune yet, Bangalore and Hyderabad are fast catching up. As the airport goes out of city bounds, there are several air-conditioned buses plying across the city. This one in Hyderabad had one of the…

Hydrabadi Sharwama

The bliss of visiting close friends from another city, in their hometown, has its perks. By nature I love going to places that are far from fancy but delicious. Only locals know such hidden gems. I’m a poor eater but I love good food. This sharwama in the by lanes of a far-from-quaint Hyderabad was…

Freshly Caught

For some reason in Bombay, Sunday is the best day to have seafood. While it is a fishermen’s home town, because the fast pace of the city, pin boning and cleaning becomes a painful activity. So Sundays, the day off for most working people, becomes the best day for devouring a seafood meal piping hot!

The Wonders of God’s Own Country

Kerala is a beautiful state with mesmerizing views. While I didn’t go house boating in Alleppey, the sights and sounds in Kochi definitely makes me want to explore each part of the state in great detail!

One For the Road

Shegaon is a well-known pilgrimage center. Hindus consider Gajanan Maharaj a saint, with miraculous powers and the small quaint village is home to his Samadhi and temple. There are two other things that Shegaon is famous for: the Shegoan Kachori and Anand Sagar. The popular tourist attraction in Vidharba boasts of a “Light & Music”…

Tring Tring

A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it, A song’s not a song ’til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay, Love isn’t love ’til you give it away! ~Oscar Hammerstein II

Small and Large

“Elephants love reunions. They recognize one another after years and years of separation and greet each other with wild, boisterous joy. There’s bellowing and trumpeting, ear flapping and rubbing. Trunks entwine.” ~ Jennifer Richard Jacobson, Small as an Elephant

600 Posts: Throwback Time

Pune wasn’t on the list of my favorite cities, until I had to move away (You can read more about my experience of my life in the IT Hub of Maharashtra here). They say god always saves the best for the very last, and that’s what I realized about my long stay in Pune. This…