There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch…

As a child, English was my most favorite subject in school. I often used to read books much more mature for my age ( I tried to read Jhumpa Lahiri’s The Namesake in the 8th or 9th std, and had all my relatives laughing at me ) I was also fascinated by idioms, the way […]

The Palace of Illusions – Draupadi’s tale

So this is the first time I thought to write about a book I absolutely would recommend every Jane Eyre or Louisa Alcott fan. The Palace of Illusions, by the extremely talented Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Written in simple yet alluring language, she has described the life of Draupadi and the turn of events that lead […]

Stay Hungry Stay Foolish

Today, I feel very restless. And the reason is my own, I was casually scrolling through the random pictures I clicked during the recce to Himachal last november. A stringe of images and I start having pangs of despair. I was literally lusting after them and then I realised something is awry. My mind of […]

Ranthambore 2015 – Insight into the Wilderness

It is 4.00 pm on the afternoon of 23 rd May. I am in the sitting area with two of my colleagues and a bunch of kids, waiting restlessly. They are fidgeting and excited, anticipation is high in the air. As we stroll through the room, checking up on each of them, distributing the food […]