Change Of Guards Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan

It was sheer luck that I came to know about the Change Of Guards ceremony that happens at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Though this spectacle takes place everyday, but it is open for public to attend only on weekends. The ceremony begins every morning at 8 am and one needs to carry a valid Id Proof to attend. Given that … [Read more…]

Rail Museum – A Heritage?

Rail Museum

Flashback to 1995. Summer Vacations. Days that were made of grandparents, mangoes, Famous Five books and constant pleas to show us the Delhi we read about in books. Days that are etched in memory as the best ones ever. Days that now are memories of a time which seems so distant even though it’s so … [Read more…]

Rediscovering History at Mehrauli Archaeological Park and A Giveaway!

Mehrauli Archaeological Park

Today, I stared at this blank page for more than an hour as I struggled finding a perfect beginning. Then I realised, how can I even try to perfect something that is already in the past? I spent yet another hour trying to sort some stories. Then one more realisation beckoned; that these stories can’t really be sorted. They are … [Read more…]

Foodgasm at The Park – Italia and Flury’s

A couple of days back, I was invited to review The Park’s Pop Up  restaurant, Italia and I must say I came back mighty impressed. There was an underlying agenda to promote Indian cookware and I wasn’t sure how that was going to go with this Italian themed restaurant. But the design team at The … [Read more…]

Saadi Dilli And All That Jazz

As proud Delhiites, we have been subjected to a lot of stereotypes. Sometimes they are true and sometimes they are entirely baseless. We enjoy a few and don’t take them to heart. But, sometimes it is just rude to generalise. Every Delhiite has, at some point or the other been stereotyped as one of the following. But, … [Read more…]

I have forgotten what it feels like to be safe in the city…

Two months since the Delhi gang rape incident, and nothing much has changed. Delhi remains as unsafe for women as ever. Our media wrote about Jyoti Singh Pandey, discussed her on Television shows, ripped off her family’s privacy and even showcased her results of the last exam which she could appear for. Each day they … [Read more…]

A tale of two women

It wasn’t a pleasant journey. She had a lot of emotional baggage to carry, and that wasn’t making it any easier. Even though she wasn’t aware, she was leaving a part of her behind, bit by bit with every step. She was walking alone – not quite sure of her destination. It was a hilly … [Read more…]

To Jyoti and a thousand other Nirbhayas

Dear Jyoti, I am writing to tell you my side of the story. Please don’t hate me. Please don’t judge me. Being a woman, I know you’ll understand.  I can’t really remember when and how it all began. I am an old woman now, and a stupid one at that. I keep on forgetting things. But then, … [Read more…]

That bitch called Life!

My life officially sucks, at the moment. I am sad. A bit too sad.I was let down by someone very close to me. Things are not fine,even at the work front.And, I realized that someone was lying to me big time.Nothing cheers me up. It is just one gloomy day after another.I live alone.(literally, as the … [Read more…]