Don’t JUST do it

They say travelling opens your mind. I refuse to stop at just that. I know travelers that have hit the same destinations but haven’t opened their mind an iota. That is because it is not where you go, it is how you go through it that matters. This month has been a lot of travelling…

I don’t want to marry.

I don’t want to marry for the society, because I have hit their threshold of an age. I don’t want to marry for the wedding day, because that is just one day and marriage is my lifetime. I don’t want to marry for my aging elders, because I want to age gracefully too. I don’t…

5 Questions about Love I wish I had answers to

Love..the most abused word of the century, yet the most conservatively practiced; the most philosophised concept, yet the most unknown to us; the most used topic in any language and literature, yet the least education imparted to us. We have heard of the triumphs of love, seen what the pangs of love can do, felt…

Clean Up after Visarjan

Joined the TATA consultancy Mumbai group to clean up after visarjan. 1000s of people came together with such community spirit at 5am on a working day, doing whatever little they could! It was almost cathartic. Here is what I learnt: 1. It’s the annual house cleaning It was as if the day after the kids…

Adulting…Its not in the dictionary!

Adulting – I have read about how much more people are using it these days, particularly millennials, and bloggers commenting on when is it appropriate to use and when is it not. Like how when one turns up on time for work or when they make themselves a healthy regular dinner, it is often frowned upon…

Do I really love my country? #LemonJuiceToOurColonialHangover

I have been back in India for 3 months now and there have been so many times I have started to write my blog on #lemonjuicetoourcolonialhangover…but could never bring myself to write. And anyone who knows me, knows that if given a platform to express, I would not run out of content..So today I thought…

5 Reasons why I don’t drink alcohol?

I am often asked: “why do you not drink?”, “is it for religious reasons?”, “you are missing out on all the fun!”, “a night out is not fun if you remember it the next day”, “How can you live in London for almost 10 years and not drink!”, “You need alcohol to drop all inhibitions…

Viceroy’s House @NibsnNautanki

Gurinder Chaddha’s new movie ‘Viceroy’s House’ has had multiple reviews from different standpoints, like any periodic movie. Hence, I decided to not let myself read any reviews before I watch the movie. One can say the story is good, bad, rightly, wrongly portrayed. But that is for any story based on true incidents that happen….

Nibs n Nirvana Shatakam @NibsnNaach

Nirvana Shatakam is 6 verses (Shatakam) by Shankaracharya on Nirvana – End of the cycle of birth and death and all the pairs of opposites that come between these two occurrings.

This particular dance is performed by myself on a recitation of Nirvana Shatakam by Rahul Solapkar feat Tom Alter in the album ‘In Search of God’.

Nibs n statioNs #lemonjuicetoourhamstercagehangover

200+ heads in every 100 sq ft space, charging towards 1 door, like a bull towards its target. So packed together that you can’t see faces anymore – climbing, falling, hanging, dragging, screaming, shouting, abusing, pushing, pulling. Someone is gliding with the crowd push. Someone’s belongings are caught on one end and they are on another,…

Nibs n Nationalism #lemonjuicetoourcolonialhangover

So a few days back I decided to come back to my motherland Bharat. Like any social media enthusiast, I thought the best (& frankly easiest) way to break the news to the world would be to pour my heart out on facebook…And so I did. A couple of days later, one my friends messaged…

Madonna – the last ‘man’ standing

12th December Madonna received the Woman of the Year award at the Billboards. But what has now become the most trending news in social media is not the fact that she won the award, but her fierce acceptance speech on sexism, ageism, misogyny and abuse that she has been subjected to. Sexism is ‘prejudice, stereotyping or discrimination,…