Eye witness account from my first experience of a test match witnessed at the Bengaluru stadium.
“The trains [in a country] contain the essential paraphernalia of the culture: Thai trains have the shower jar with the glazed dragon on its side, Ceylonese ones the car reserved for Buddhist monks, Indian ones a vegetarian kitchen and six classes, Iranian ones prayer mats, Malaysian ones a noodle stall, Vietnamese ones bulletproof glass on […]
Some memories are better captured in our minds than in our cameras. What are yours ?
Photograph and excerpt by yours truly, appeared in the Economic Times Panache Travel section – dated Dec 10, 2015. Small moment of joy. And much pride. And another small step towards travel journalism. Here is the link.
Cannot help but re-blog a few scintillating pieces of writing that I read recently. The first one begins with an introduction to the quaint British concept of hill stations and then delves into details of the writer’s experiences in the charming town of Kodaikanal. Rajni George paints a most endearing picture, one filled with fond memories, insights about the places that only somebody who actually grew […]
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,400 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to […]
A look at films from Bollywood that fly under the radar You think Bollywood and you think truckloads of money, mega stars, media hype, outlandish plot lines, lavish shooting locales and mass frenzy; all whipped up into a heady cocktail. Right ? Wrong. Was passed on this list of 50 films that will […]
“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” -Oscar Wilde The above quote rings true for me, every time I think about how much of our present has been dictated […]
It’s been raining here since the past 3 days. Another reminder of how good it feels to have a roof above your head when the rains wash down everything. Also a reminder on how a cup of hot tea in such rains – the joy derived from the smallest of things becomes an answer to […]
An earlier rant that I had written on the deplorable state of cricket in its 20 over format. Now with allegations of corruption and spot-fixing, it might have been the proverbial last nail, but I still don’t see T20 dying out so soon. The audiences like it, the cricketers make a neat sum – what […]