It was sometime around early 2014 that I accidentally discovered this song. It has been more than three years and I can still listen to it on loop at any given time of the day – after waking up, while working in office, before going to bed, while having sex, while travelling, while eating… you name it.
After many sleepless days, nights and working weekends.. the D-day had finally arrived. It was the night for the 61st Filmfare Awards – also fondly often given the moniker of an Indian Oscar. Continue reading
Oman, as a country has always fascinated me—the stunning landscape dotted with mountains, golden deserts, medieval cities and breathtaking thousand-odd miles of beaches have everything that it takes to mesmerize a traveler. Located in southwest Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula, the country lies in a strategically important position at the mouth of the Persian Gulf. I have always wanted to visit there (also because, a good friend of mine lives in Muscat and she keeps asking me to visit her), but never got the time to do so. So when I saw this contest, I definitely did not want to give up on the opportunity. Continue reading
I have always dreamed of traveling to a foreign destination alone. No friends. No family. Just my backpack, DSLR and me. Wanted to roam around and explore the streets of an unknown city where I don’t know anyone or anything – the roads, the people, the local language, the cuisine. For that, there are many such cities in my bucket list, but the one that tops the list is Istanbul, Turkey. Continue reading
A lot has changed in this world since I was a kid in the early 90s, and a teenager during the beginning of the new millennium. I have seen the digital boom right before my eyes, and how technology gradually became an important part of our everyday lives. Seventeen years back, in the year 1996, a normal middle-class family like ours did not have any mobile phone or computers in the house, and the concept of ‘online shopping’ was completely alien to all. If so much could change in the past 17 years, imagine how much more would change in the next 17 years from now, i.e in the year 2030. Continue reading
I have been told that I walk (waddle, rather) like a penguin, since I was a child. My Biology teacher coined the nickname ‘Penguin’ for me when I was in Standard 3, and till today, even after all these years, all my school friends call me by that embarrassing nickname. I have been fascinated and obsessed with penguins for as long as I can remember – the way they walk, they behave, they jump, and they swim. No wonder ‘Pingu’ is one of my favorite cartoon shows till today. It is about a penguin family that lives in Antarctica, and I can watch episode after episodes of that show all day, and never get tired. So, when I was asked to choose any place on Earth where I would like to take my friends, I couldn’t think of a better place than where the penguins live.. all the way down to the South Pole.. in Antarctica! Continue reading
It was pretty much out-of-the-blue. The opportunity. I never win anything. Especially, these online competitions. But, I finally did. I was one of the two lucky winners of a Twitter contest and I won myself a complimentary buffet lunch cum spa in this cozy restaurant called ‘Out of the Blue’ in Bandra. Irony, yes? I know. Continue reading