National Youth Day

The 12th of January, the birthday of Swami Vivekananda, is observed as National Youth Day in India. I studied in a college named after the noble thinker, and so the event calls for a large-scale celebration. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial situated at Kanyakumari, is where he meditated until his last breath is one of the most peaceful…

Happy Journeys!

Over a million of us commute by local trains everyday. It is the fastest mode of traveling in a crazy city like Mumbai and is rightfully considered as the city’s lifeline. While I don’t fancy the crowds so much, I have a lot of train mates, who make the tedious journey worthwhile. If you are…

Trust Comes Easy

This cute little creature was sunbathing at the beach, and yes he was alone (not uncommon in India). We became friends in a matter of seconds really. He wasn’t too comfortable posing, but yes I did manage a few good shots. And I am quite happy with the results. Who says trust doesn’t come easy?

Soaring High!

On a personal and professional note, they year has had its highs and lows. However one thing I know is that I am glad that the year is coming to an end. As the Lord descends back to earth, I pray that he lets me soar high and achieve all that my heart desires and…

A Quiet Lit Night

Mumbai is a city that never sleeps, and when evening draws up she looks breathtaking. If you take a seat at any of the beaches in the island city, the quietness of the city will amaze you. Where the water meets land, just look up and you will see the famous skyline. Okay, this isn’t…

Steaming Hot Ulundu Vadas!

As a true-blue south Indian, we live, breath and stuff certain kinds of food. Cut us and we’d bleed sambhar and filter coffee! So a sight of piping hot medu vadas, and I couldn’t keep my camera away. I don’t know if you think it drool worth, but it tasted just as heavenly as it…

Sharpening Your Skills

This is a frequent sight around roadside stalls, as cooks get their knives sharpened. this is nothing but a gear that works in tandem with the bike chain so it’s quite a simple mechanism really. I’m sorry I couldn’t get a clearer shot, but you can get a general drift of things. I find it…

Bottled Goodness

Boxing day usually is just as colorful as the day before. We don’t really have that concept here, because as Hindus, our Christmas really is during Diwali. However most of us tend to enjoy every festival with a lot of gusto as we come from a free-minded liberal thought process. And these celebrations are not compulsive,…

Wish You a Very Merry Christmas!

The last holiday of the year has finally arrived!I can’t believe (how relieved I am) that the year is over. As we count the year down, and celebrate to our heart’s content, let me take the opportunity to wish you, your family and all your loved ones a very colorful festive season!

Santa Doremon?

OK, So Christmas is just at the end of day break, and Santa Clause will come soon. But this Santa Doremon was flying high to catch my attention quite well. I love that cat from the future, and I sure hope he comes home for a cup of tea and parts some of his wisdom, and…