The Merry Crowd

Pune is considered as the cultural capital of Maharashta. To see the city in its full festive glory you need to be there on the morning of Ananth Chathurdashi, or the tenth day of Ganesh Visarjan. With chants of ‘Ganapathi Bappa Moriya’, you will be greeted with the energetic beats of local bands called Dhol…

Overcome Evil With Good

    Noted as one of the oldest dance forms, Kathakali is an integral part of the Hindu culture in Kerala. Katha means story and Kali is drama in Malayalam. Based on the vedas, the performance brings the Samaveda (lyrical form of the vedas) to life. The intricate facial paint is non-toxic and made using…

Older, Wiser, Stronger

The first few days of the year often take me on the road to memory lane, it is my time to look back and be grateful. I turned 33 in 2017, and it was a year of new beginnings. As I reminisce, I seem to be stuck on this one picture taken on my birthday….

Hallowed Be Thy Name

  The year 2017 was possibly the most beautiful years in my recent past. It was probably just as good or bad as 2016, but what changed was the way I dealt the cards life handed me. I fell in love with all my flaws, my false steps and learned to deal with situations head…

Celebrating Life

Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth has ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before. ~ C. S. Lewis Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back,…

450 Posts: Welcome to the Circus!

“My circus train pulls through the night Full of lions and trapeze artists I’m done with elephants and clowns I want to run away and join the office” ― Mike Doughty

The Sweet Sound Of Tradition

In India, married women wear anklets made with silver, or gold as a sign of their marital and social strata. Traditionally, young girls and married women were only allowed to wear anklets; spinsters and widows were barred from this privilege, but not any more. Although an anklet or payal (or golosu in Tamil) is an…

And The Wedding Bells Ring…

Happily-forever-afters are what everyone yearns for. While there are no guarantees in life, there is nothing more moving than seeing two people in love, making promises for each others happiness. Although we cannot expect happiness from another unless we choose it for ourselves, to promise another that one wouldn’t cause his partner despair either is…

Forever After Bliss

There is always something magical about finding a soul-mate. Wading through the waters of experience, you need to be truly blessed to find someone who you wish to spend your forever after in bliss.

Nine Forms Of Strength

For a country with no solid religion to fall back on, India has made up for it with a strong set of cultural values and social ethos. Before you jump to conclusions, let me explain. Hindusim by and large isn’t as much a religion as it is a way of life; hence it is called…

My Hero…

We’re too intelligent, at times a little too much for our own good. No wonder we live with our heads in the cloud. But god knows how to make sure your head is firmly on your shoulders… with a conscience that speaks to you at the right time. Despite that, if you fall hard on…

Celebration Of A Lifetime, Lasts For Under A Day!

We have become mechanical on our approach to everything, be it friendship or patriotism. We mock the country, it policies all year-long. But for these couple of days we proudly wear our national colours. Why can’t we count our blessing always? On days like 15th August, and 26th January every year patriotism is sold on…