The Subtle Art of Knowing When Not To Give A Fuck

Before starting a book like this, one thinks that it will change your life. Or, it will bring some kind of comfort or validation. This book does both and nothing at the same time. First of all, most of the times, watching a movie, series or reading a book is about the state of mind…

The Unmissable Hole In The Wall

This Hole in the Wall in Bangalore is definitely unmissable for lazy foodies like me. Despite living in Bangalore for several months now, I visited The Hole in the Wall in Kormangala for the first time last week and was surprised to see a long queue, waiting in the sun at 3 p.m. on a…

Finding Peace in basics – A weekend visit to Gokarna

Why do we click pictures and save them? What does looking at old pictures do to us? Looking at an old picture does nothing but take us back to that very moment when that picture was captured. It enables us to relive that moment which is now clouded with hundreds of other moments, emotions, complaints,…

Dear Mom, Aap meri favorite ho !

Dedicated to the woman without whom I wouldn’t be.  Hey you wonder woman who stands there smart and tall If you would not have been what you have been would I be at all? Have I ever told you that even though I am a big girl now I still remember the comforting sound of…

An Open letter to the ones in Open Relationship

The truth is, that an open relationship is not about following your heart, it’s about following your hormones. Dear Open Minds, Coming from a small town and having been brought up in an old-school yet a well-to-do business family setup, I would call myself fairly open-minded. Likewise, I am mostly drawn to the similar breed…

Manmarziyaan: A Modern Day Saga of Crazy Stupid Love

Having directed movies like Dev D and Mukkabaaz, it is pretty clear that when it comes to ‘crazy stupid love’, Anurag Kashyap hits the nail on the head, and it hurts! After watching the trailer of ‘Manmarziyaan’, Kashyap fans must have thought – he has done it before, he can do it again. After all,…

Thank you Supreme Court. Today, you have justified your first name.

It is a coincidence that last night my friend and I were talking about how Karan Johar was one of the first few influential people to have introduced gay culture through mainstream Hindi cinema. It had been there in the history, manuscripts, art, folktales, but with time, the stigma grew and nature took a backseat….

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…