June 17, 2015

A Wedding & A Reunion

As the years are going by, most of us can find ourselves being absorbed in our lives leaving little time to reflect and lesser opportunities to do impulsive things.  But those days were the best, weren’t they? The living on a hilltop, the pathetic excuse of food that the mess served us, the small joys of a cancelled class, samosa-pav, the absolutely random conversations and the people – who kept you company when you cried, who brought you food from the city, who made sure you had a cake on your birthday, who sat you down and made you create your blog. Those are the people that I will remember…

November 1, 2013

Delhi October

Getting started with the November project, I wanted the first post to be about something happy that I am thankful for. When I first heard that the Eid-ul-Adha holidays in Oman were going to be a week long (Yay for living in Oman – UAE only got three days πŸ˜›), my first reaction was to pledge that I wouldn’t stay in and mope about the lack of exciting things to do. After a series of elaborate plans didn’t work out (more on those on the next post), I decided that October would be a great time to visit Delhi and catch up with some of the people there. After all,…

June 12, 2013

Day 12# Sorely Missed.

If someone were to ask me this, say – a year ago – I wouldn’t even have to blink before I replied – home.  But now the story has changed. I am home. Surrounded by all the comforts and reassurances that family brings. However, the heart is never really satiated. So even though I have nothing to complain about, there are some things I miss dearly. # Mobility. The ability to be able to go anywhere without having to ask anyone for help. I hate asking people to take me around, and am working on fixing this soonest. # The delightful strawberry cheesecake at Sakley’s in Gurgaon. I will never…

February 12, 2013

Dilli In Transit

Apart from the weddings, this was the part of the trip I was most looking forward to. Never thought I would be this excited to be back in Delhi NCR. My time spent there was the nicest among all the days.  This is what I did: # Got a haricut. At Bella Madonna, Galleria. Loved it.  # Had breakfast by myself at my most favourite place in Gurgaon – Sakley’s Forest Cafe # Went to my old office. Experienced a strange feeling walking through those doors. Sat at my old desk. Sipped on lemon tea courtesy Shankar Bhaiya. Met a lot of people I had left behind. Exchanges numerous hugs…

February 2, 2013

Time Freeze

It’s been five months but it feels like I was never gone. The same streets. Broken in the way I had seen them last. The same turquoise walls of House Number 2683. The Delhi winters that I came to fall in love with. After a really beautiful wedding creating an overwhelming number of memories, my mind is in a freeze.

August 8, 2012

Insta!

Over a year ago, I had first heard of Instagram and seen what filters can do to seemingly boring photographs. After my recent rendezvous with the mind-blowing iPhone I have actually spent some quality time with the app and it is safe to say that I’m an Instagram addict! Captures from the season through the #instagram lens πŸ™‚ Droplets! My favourite! View from an auto-rickshaw Rear-view Brolly and wet tiles Enroute…

May 16, 2012

Tuesdays at Morrison

Who goes drinking on Tuesday nights? Four girls. Cafe Morrison. Drama. Many laughs. “V”. Long Island Ice Teas. An unending slice of chocolate cake.  Waay to many Cosmopolitans attributable to Ladies Night. John Mayer singles. Spicy potato sliders. Bhardwaj, Shukla and their tall drinks! Yes, thats an iPhone! With a lavender cover! Thank you for letting me hold it, Milan β™₯ There was minimum talk about work. I havent laughed this much in days. I regret declining so many times before this.ο»Ώ Best, without a caption! ο»ΏI’ve never boarded a train in a more vulnerable state, or a fuller bladder. It was restraint, at my best. I didnt completely succeed at…

December 20, 2011

Bomb(s)-A(w)ay?

Mumbai became one of the 2011 destinations this month as I travelled for one of my most mundane yet heavy revenue earning clients. I’ve never really warmed up to the city, yet I thought I should give it another chance. By the end of two nights, I was blessing the lord to be able to return to Gurgaon and my beautiful office. One might ask why – to be honest, I’ve never really identified the soul of a city to be synonymous with the bustling traffic, maddening crowds or even infrastructural marvels – its a little more than that. To me, the feeling comes from the people majorly influenced by…

November 21, 2011

Cruising through…

Mobility is critical in the world we live in. Depending on others for any given thing is no less than imprisonment. The pangs are deeper when one lives an ‘independent’ life, has to take most decisions alone and is forced to battle through smaller and relatively large instances by themselves. It is almost criminal to not be self sufficient in most areas. Which brings me to how significant driving is. The need felt the most desperate for the past year and half – my stint in Gurgaon. Prior to this, Pune and Kolkata didn’t pose problems as the cities are extremely well connected and public transport is affordable and comfortable….

April 25, 2011

The Good Friday Weekend!

It all began with a phone call and an extended Good Friday vacation which I had presumed I would be spending on my own in the onset of summers. I had been complaining for a while of my lack of travel ever since I had moved to Gurgaon, not very far away from completing a year now. Not that opportunity did not come my way, but somehow none of them worked out. This however, is the account of one which did. A trip to Himachal Pradesh, specifically, Thanedar; The route being rather longish looked somewhat like this: Delhi –> Ambala –> Kalka –> Shimla –> Narkanda –> Thanedar (and then…