As someone pointed out after reading yesterday’s post, we all look for a break from our urban lives but land up in retreats that happen to be equally crowded. Thankfully, I’d say, the hills still have some unexplored places but they ask you to be more venturesome and daring. If you are looking for valet … Continue reading Virtually Real
I have always found unpeopled roads and unfrequented places tantalizing. You might find it strange but I have often imagined what it would have been like to live in those times when only a handful of people walked the roads. I also have the urge, repeatedly, to time travel to the past and live in … Continue reading An Urban Escape
Ah! Here I am. ‘Shukraan’ for visiting the blog. ‘Shukraan’ means ‘Thank you’ in Arabic. The word is such an integral part of Egyptian culture that you find people using it so frequently. People of Egypt are extremely friendly and soft spoken. They aren’t even loud enough to honk on roads. Yes, there is immense … Continue reading Thank You! (Shukraan- A Romantic’s Tour of Egypt II)
This post wasn't planned for the AtoZ Challenge but as they say somethings find their own way... I left quite a few people confounded when I picked up Egypt as my preferred place of travel. I had decided to forego South Africa. Now this is what happens when you ask a romantic to take a … Continue reading Shukraan!A Romantic’s Tour of Egypt (I)
We all have that one special thing at home which our parents are fiercely protective of. These are usually very old, almost antique and that is probably their USP. I was seven when my grandfather gifted a refrigerator to my parents. The old Godrej beauty with a capacity of two-hundred something litre, shining in pristine … Continue reading The Refrigerator’s Tale
“Tell Me Why?” Does that ring a bell? The only credible thing, after your parents, that you went back to for all the wonderful questions that ever plagued your mind. As children, too many doubts cloud our mind. And Parenting Bibles are so supportive of our inquisitiveness. Leaving the questions asked by a child unanswered … Continue reading Questions Please!
This story dates back to the year 2015. Not very long ago, you see. I had a new neighbour from some part of another metro, who had just moved in. Now before I go on to introduce her, let me throw some light on “yours truly”. I am essentially laid back and easy. I hate … Continue reading Pink Pyjamas