A Day Date With Himachal’s Blue-Eyed Tea Capital – Palampur

The first time my little ears heard the name that sounded similar to ‘Palampur’ was when I watched ‘Raja Hindustani’ in 1996. Remember Aarti’s hometown and Raja’s home with misty air, a copse of trees, vast green meadows? Who won’t fall in love in the lap of such a paradisiacal abode? They called it Palankhet…

How To Do Triund In A Day

Undoubtedly, planning a trip is the most exciting part of it, but do you know what is even more exciting than a plan? Spontaneity. One of the most popular hiking destinations of Himachal Pradesh – Triund in Dharamkot also easily makes for one of India’s cleanest and the most picturesque trekking points. You might think…

Don’t be mine.

Compelling eyes Unwary smile Coffee breath Let’s walk an extra mile ? Doting trees Dingy streets Lonely graves Hear us speak Old melodies Spark in the wind The tunes we hum Sieve the sinned Countless cups Smouldering lips High on each other The coin is flipped Love or drugs Make us gasp Together we dive…

कही डूब ना जाए 

इस सूरज के चले जाने से जाने क्यों लोग घबराते है जब ये नन्ही बूँदें बरसती है सड़के खाली क्यों हो जाती है ? क्यों लोग अक्सर  छाओ में पनाह ढूंढा करते है क्यों ना खुले आसमा को अपना खुदा ना समझते है खुदा ना सही इश्क़ ही सही कभी इन बूंदो को गले लगा…

And then it poured.

Night was dark Lights were mum The wild winds Had left their shores Soft chitter chatter Breezy pitter patter They roared & flew Like nothing was new And then it poured. They whispered a moan Murmuring through the water They looked for their home Lost & livid They knew not where to go Rushing and…

The Boy At The Airport

The flight was scheduled at 6 a.m. It was a red-eyed night for her. She knew she had been impulsive in booking the flight for the morning after the big family ceremony night knowing she wouldn’t catch up with any sleep and the journey ahead was too long. An anxious last-minute night bird that she…

‘October’ Brings An Unusual Tale of Love, Sorrow & Self Discovery

Have you heard of a little tale of the ‘Tree of Sorrow’ which loses its brightness during the daytime? There are plenty of them. Some relate it to Princess Parijathika who fell in love with the sun and some connect the tree with the mythological fantasy about Lord Krishna’s encounter with Rukmini. But the one…

Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety is a Cocktail of PKP & All The KJo Films 

From Holi sequence on Lakshman Jhoola to the girl dancing in a shimmering red saree with two suited-booted men in the trailer of SKTKS, one could whiff glimpses of Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani more than Jaya Bachchan whiffs the unison of her sons from miles away. However, I thought that after delivering two fun-filled films…

6 Reasons to watch #Padman

With this, my movie weekend comes to an end ! Here is a quick review so that I don’t get too busy or lazy to put it up.  6. Innocence The movie is shot in a village scene obviously where 97% people are shown to be excessively conservative and the rest 3% slightly open headed….