Woh intezar tha jiska, yeh woh seher toh nahin

When the news headline reads: "An 8-year-old’s rape and murder inflames tensions between Hindus and Muslims in India", as a country we have failed our girls, yet again. For the god you believe in's sake, an 8-year old girl was brutally raped and killed and what is at the forefront are religious tensions? Can we … Continue reading Woh intezar tha jiska, yeh woh seher toh nahin

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Pondy – Of Pastels, Posing & Strolling

Planned on a random impulse, Pondy was going to be my first officially passive holiday, with a blank to-do list, the desire to feel rested and absolutely no attempt at any strenuous self improvement; in short, a break from the usual life and usual holidays. That I had earlier been to the region and checked … Continue reading Pondy – Of Pastels, Posing & Strolling

Journey through India’s North-East: Assam & Meghalaya

Laitlum, Dawki, Mawlynnong, Mawsmai and Kaziranga - the destinantions that stand out from my family trip to Assam and Meghalaya. Few locations in India entice travelers as much as India's north-east, and justifiably so. A rich biodiversity in terms of not only its flora and fauna but also its demographics, this region of India is home … Continue reading Journey through India’s North-East: Assam & Meghalaya

GRE Verbal: 8 things to keep in mind while preparing

1. Vocabulary: There is no escaping this. There are a few word lists which feature words that occur with a high frequency on the GRE: https://www.memrise.com/course/116505/barrons-333-high-frequency-word-list-gre/ https://www.vocabulary.com/lists/194479 2. Make your own word list: The mock tests on ETS, Manhattan and the tests in the Princeton Review ( http://web.csulb.edu/~acarter3/course-carterlab/1014-practice-questions.pdf ) feature words in their question that you won't … Continue reading GRE Verbal: 8 things to keep in mind while preparing

GRE: 10 things to keep in mind while preparing

1. A definite time-span: Don't make the exam a five year plan. If you're a deadline oriented procrastinator then it's better to have realistic targets, keep the date far enough to give you time to prepare but close enough to keep your pants on fire from day 0. Register (the website for registering is https://www.ets.org/ ) keeping … Continue reading GRE: 10 things to keep in mind while preparing

Traveling through India’s East: Maluti to Santiniketan

It was a spur of the moment decision to drive to Santiniketan via Maluti, the poster child of Jharkhand tourism today, as a part of our Holi celebration. We were totally unaware of what was in store for us. Forget Mathura and Vrindavan for Holi (which are way too crowded and hooliganism seems to rule the roost anyway) Bolpur is where one … Continue reading Traveling through India’s East: Maluti to Santiniketan

That place called a Garden

When I think Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights or Gone With the Wind, the first thing that comes to mind is their bucolic setting: long avenues, tree-lined driveways and the estates with their gardens. Rebecca's Manderley is a case in point. In our march towards progress,  high-rise and community garden are the new normal and houses with a … Continue reading That place called a Garden

When in Delhi – Quintessential Experiences

There is more to Delhi than power, politics and a tumultuous past. The intermingling of cultures and its position as the capital of a large and vibrant democracy result in a plethora of eclectic events and experiences. Food Delhi does not disappoint the epicureans. From the best fine dining restaurant in the country, Indian Accent, to the cheap and … Continue reading When in Delhi – Quintessential Experiences

When in Delhi – By-Lane Mysteries

For people with ample time to explore the city environs, it is the by-lanes that have the hidden gems and the most fascinating stories. In the shadow of every great monument of Delhi thrives the remaining vestiges of the culture that the main monument is now a token of. A lot of walking tours/heritage walks have now … Continue reading When in Delhi – By-Lane Mysteries