'cause life is too short to be sober

My red blooded Italian muse: The Olivetti Dora typewriter

Why the hell do you need a typewriter? A couple of months back while rambling along the cobbled streets of Rome I remember coming across an old lady walking down the other side of the street. The first thing I… Continue Reading →

My Greek Triology: 48 Hours in Athens

Athens has never been on my travel-list. In fact, I had always considered it as a stop-over for the other, more famous greek islands, but somehow this 3000 years old city managed to exceed all my expectations and retain all… Continue Reading →

My Greek Triology: Mykonos – In the heart of Cyclades

Nestled in between the tiny Cycladic Islands of Tinos and the uninhabited Delos, Mykonos is an idyllic Mediterranean retreat for the beatnik traveller. Freckled with pristine sandy beaches and clear, azure waters of the Aegean sea, this Cycladic island combines its… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART III

For most young people, life as they imagine, ends at 29. The dreaded thirty is the hallmark of change – jobs, engagements, marriages, babies, wrinkles – you are supposed to have them all beside relinquishing a few others like parties, booze,… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART II

When does one glass of wine become one glass too many? When you awake the morning after and realize it’s time for dinner. We woke up just in time for a late lunch. I should now probably gloss over those… Continue Reading →

Turning Thirty: Trip to Mc Leodganj – PART I

There is still a case to be made for a religion which can put a smile in your face and warmth in your heart in a cold winter morning. Having said that, I must confess I never thought celebrating one’s… Continue Reading →

The Pink Oleanders

It was the winter of 1990, at about the same time when our country was being paraded on the world stage for pennies, when I first realized that fairy tales are an oxymoron. My sister Greta says it’s not what… Continue Reading →

The Rise of Kali: Ajaya II – Book Review

This post was first published in Tell-a-tale. Religious History has a way of weaving itself into the strands of our life in a most profound manner. Though an atheist myself, I cannot help but explore the endless ocean of mythical… Continue Reading →

How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company: A perspective review

Varun Agarwal is the perfect salesman of the century. He sold his book in the first 10 seconds of his pitch just by lowering your expectation, and brilliantly setting the tone of the review that you are likely to leave… Continue Reading →

The Lost dynasty of Eden: Sentinelese Tribe of North Sentinel Islands

the coast of Andaman is a mysterious sliver of an island devoid of any kind of sophistication that marks the quotidian life of human civilization. The aerial view of this idyllic retreat characterize it to be endowed with amazing beaches… Continue Reading →

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