Hello travelers, hope you are enjoying the ride on #XploreBharat express that has covered 18 destinations until now with the most recent trip to Mysore with Jayanthy. Today it reaches a part of the country that over the years has become a very popular tourist destination, Pondicherry. Officially called Puducherry and colloquially referred to as Pondy, it’s… Read More #XploreBharat reaches Peaceful Pondicherry – A French Flavoured Holiday
Anil and Naina were meeting for the first time. Their respective parents hoping for it to end in marriage. As they sat across the table at the restaurant, Anil broke the ice by saying “I heard you are a black belt in karate and take classes for that.” Naina thought he would ask her to leave it… Read More Love – the reason to change (Short Story)
Did you stop and think we spend most of the time loving inanimate objects and wanting them dearly. Our connection with these things are far deeper and more inexplicable than with people. Here are my affairs over the years. My love affair with stationery started when I was very young. I collected a variety of paper, pens, pencils, crayons and bright colored post-it’s that… Read More It must have been love!
“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”- Henry James Tea is one beverage that binds together people world over. Every country has its own selection of authentic teas. It’s so popular that even Starbucks has introduced chai latte in their menu. Tea signifies… Read More Different facets of tea
“By all rights, you should’ve been mine!” an intoxicated Kabir exclaimed pulling Mahi towards him. Clad in a bright red sari, she was nervous for her night with him. His sense of entitlement and attitude only made it worse. As he caressed her, she cringed. The director shouted “cut”. He had got a perfect shot.… Read More The Dark Reality
Republic Day is synonymous with the parade full of bright colours, pageantry, defense uniforms, tanks and missiles rolling along the ground and fighter jets surging through the sky, It always sends a feeling of pride through me as I watch how far our nation has come. How did I develop love for my country and… Read More Movies to watch with kids this Republic Day
Nidhi was reminiscing at the picture of her and Nalin as children playing with balloons. The vibrant colours contrasted with the dull thought in her mind. The night before, Nalin had proposed marriage and she had revealed to him her childhood trauma from abuse. It had left her incapable of ever having children. … Read More Will you marry me?
Shiela clicked the picture of kids playing with balloons for a reputed magazine. The youngest girl in the group, about 10 years old, caught her attention. Shiela thought of herself at that tender age. She was viewed as a liability by her poor parents and married off to an old widower. But Shiela had fled… Read More The girl who wrote her own destiny
A journey starting in a remote Indian village had brought Shakti to the land of opportunities. She was to deliver a lecture in the US on how technology could be used in agriculture and the youth can be motivated to farm. She had a lump in her throat as her mind recollected that ominous day… Read More The girl with a vision
I am not one of those who has to mandatorily make a New Year resolution every year. Instead, all through the year, I say things that I want to do but adhering to them or not, well that’s a totally different story. So here are some that come up every now and then but get… Read More New Year resolutions – gone with the wind!