Delhi Moments | Machine Ka Thanda Paani

With the onset of summer, the unkind sun is upon us again. Respite from the blistering heat for people on the Delhi streets come in the form of banta soda, shikanji, sherbets, and, of course, water. As I walked through CP, I looked out for the ‘machine ka thanda pani’ stalls, almost in vain. Just as I was about to give in to the temptations … Continue reading Delhi Moments | Machine Ka Thanda Paani

Street Art Museum – Lodhi Art District

Lodhi Colony for me is my childhood abode. I played and cycled for hours in the D1 block. I went for morning jogs with my friends to the Lodhi Garden. I had that scrumptious chowmein from Bhoj in Khanna Market. I also bought birthday gifts for my friends from Meher Chand. So the other day I though of visiting my childhood again after 13 years. And … Continue reading Street Art Museum – Lodhi Art District

Delhi Moments | Amrakh Winters

Childhood winters in Delhi were about unlimited sourness. Mothers basking in the sun, sitting on the charpai, popping moongfallis (peanuts), knitting sweaters, binging on the latest neighborhood gossip and we kids playing pitthoo and pakdam pakdai, popping ber, amrakh and kacchi imli. I don’t know if Lodhi Colony is still the same. Do the households still have charpais, or have they shifted to savvy beds … Continue reading Delhi Moments | Amrakh Winters

My Top 10 Durga Puja 2017 Pandals in Kolkata

There are literally thousands of Kolkata Durga Puja pandals but some stand out more than others, as a result of their captivating decorations. Every year they compete to outdo each other with the most elaborate and innovative themes. The pandals in North Kolkata tend to be more traditional, whereas the ones in south Kolkata are contemporary. Out of all the pandals I hopped, below are my ten favorites … Continue reading My Top 10 Durga Puja 2017 Pandals in Kolkata

Calcutta Moments | The ‘Pujo Pujo’ Feel

“You can take the craze of Diwali in Delhi, Christmas in London, Summer Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Valentine’s day in Paris and then add it to the month long madness of Olympic Games or the World Cup and cram all that into a span of 5 days and you still wouldn’t know what you are missing if you haven’t been in Kolkata during Durga … Continue reading Calcutta Moments | The ‘Pujo Pujo’ Feel

Delhi Moments | Everyday Nirbhaya Thoughts

16th December, 2012 – Nirbhaya Gang Rape The case which shook the entire nation has finally come to a conclusion after a five-year-long ordeal.  The Supreme Court has confirmed death for four convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case in Delhi. Nirbhaya gang rape case was so brutal and heinous that it changed the entire way us Indians used to look at sex crimes. It was one … Continue reading Delhi Moments | Everyday Nirbhaya Thoughts

5 Things To Do on a Weekend Trip To Shantiniketan

Shantiniketan, famous for Rabindranath Tagore’s Abode of Peace, should be a must visit place if you visit Kolkata. So if you have a weekend in this peaceful town, it is enough if toured correctly. 1. Tagore’s Ashram One of the most valued places in all of Santiniketan, Tagore’s Ashram is located in the Uttarayan Complex. It is the place that Tagore’s father first built when … Continue reading 5 Things To Do on a Weekend Trip To Shantiniketan