Of Sunflowers and Smiles

Some Sunday mornings come draped in nostalgia of a time gone by and then they leave you craving for something that doesn’t exist anymore. One such morning, I woke up to the thought of Aalu Parathas and loads of home-madeĀ butter. Sometimes, I dwell in the past long enough to let go of good things, and … [Read more…]

A Day at Bhopal


A couple of months back, while returning from an adventure trip to the forests of Satpura, I landed at Bhopal with a few hours to spare. I was all alone in a city I was visiting for the first time and for a change, I didn’t feel threatened by that realization. Instead, I felt a … [Read more…]

The Chhattisgarh Chapter

A few days ago, I would never have even imagined in wildest of my dreams that I would be planning a trip to Chhattisgarh. Even though #OffbeatDestinations entice me, Chhattisgarh was never on my mind. All I knew about the place was from bedtime stories with a rainbow-colored filter that my grandfather lovingly narrated. Those … [Read more…]

Garam Chai Ki Pyali Ho!

Almost a month back, I relocated to Newbury, England. When the initial euphoria of everything English subsided, these ducks( Bird watchers please pardon my ignorance and laziness to find out the exact species) outside my bedroom window became my constant companion. They made me miss India, a little less in their own weird way. One … [Read more…]