In December 2019, I attended my first Vipassana Meditation camp. It's a 10-day process of mental purification, unlike anything I'd experienced. In this blog post, I'm going to share my in-depth experience. What's Vipassana meditation? Vipassana — that means to see things as they really are — is one of India's most ancient techniques of … Continue reading Vipassana Meditation: A Thorough Technique of Mental Purification
Christmas is a very special occasion as all our loved ones gather together and enjoy and share very beautiful moments. This way we can enjoy experiences that'll always be kept in our hearts as treasured memories. The arrival of a new year means the start of a new stage in our lives, in which we set new … Continue reading 2019: A Message From Dear Santa!
कुछ आंसूं जो बहे नहीं | कुछ दर्द जो कहें नहीं | सुनाते है कहानी, कहानी बड़ी है निर्मम | अगर दिल में धड़कन बाकी है तो सुनना | अगर इंसानियत में लगन बाकी है तो सुनना | अगर थोड़ी मजाल बाकी है तो सुनना | कहानी बड़ी है निर्मम, अगर कुछ सवाल बाकी है … Continue reading निर्मम
Mumbai’s local railway is called the lifeline of the city. Trains can get so overcrowded during peak hours that it becomes almost impossible to board the train. But over the years, I have collected some tips that will help you conquer this monster. Actually, it isn't the train that is a monster but the people are. They … Continue reading Tips For Riding The Mumbai Local Train
Childhood was the best part of life and childhood games were the most games; at least for most of us. I grew up in Mumbai and played a lot of outdoor and indoor games as a child. I remember doing more than two dozen outdoor and indoor activities, other than cricket, football, badminton or hockey. … Continue reading Childhood Games: A Trip Down The Memory Lane
One of my team members had to quit due to an emergency. While going he offered me kind last words. He said that he hadn't worked with such a kind, loving, grateful, compassionate and soft-spoken creative director. His words give me the energy to be the way I am, and even better. At the same … Continue reading Last Words Of My Team Member
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading 2018: Gratitude To All My Readers And Followers Across The Globe
Christmas is a very special occasion as all our loved ones gather together and enjoy and share very beautiful moments. This way we can enjoy experiences that will always be kept in our hearts as treasured memories. The arrival of a new year means the start of a new stage in our lives, in which we set … Continue reading 2018: A Message From Dear Santa!
Humans have inhabited the planet only a few million years ago. Mosquitoes have killed way more species than humans. Humans are just the most vulnerable animal not the deadliest. What makes mosquitoes so dangerous? They carry devastating diseases. The worst is malaria, which kills more than 600,000 people every year; another 200 million cases incapacitate … Continue reading Mosquito, Not Human Is The Deadliest Animal
WhatsApp Stickers is the latest feature from the Facebook-owned app and while it has been an instant hit among Android and iOS users, the stickers allow users to send special stickers within their chats in order to express themselves in a better way. I have an Android phone so in this blog post, I'll share the … Continue reading Here’s How To Get WhatsApp Stickers On Your Android Phone
In India, there is a typical tradition to ask people about their place of origin when we meet. Where is your native place? Everyone has an origin within the country but I am an odd one out. I don't have an origin in India; all the past glory is lost. Sometimes, I feel like no … Continue reading The Man With A Lost Origin
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Sincere Gratitude To My 700 Followers
Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights, which is celebrated every autumn in the northern hemisphere. It's a national festival that is enjoyed by most Indians regardless of faith. What is Diwali? It's one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, Diwali symbolizes the spiritual victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance. During the … Continue reading Diwali: The Festival Of Prosperity, Wisdom, And Lights
The Statue of Unity is a monument dedicated to Indian independence movement leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India and is located on the river island called Sadhu Bet facing the Narmada Dam near Rajpipla in the Indian state of Gujarat. Who was Sardar Patel? The one who won over British leaders in the movement of Kheda and Bardoli, Sardar Patel was … Continue reading Statue Of Unity: India Gets World’s Tallest Statue
I am fortunate to live in Mumbai that is—in my view—the best police in India. With the motto TO PROTECT THE GOOD AND DESTROY THE EVIL, the Mumbai Police has always come to my rescue in times of distress. PS: This blog post is based on my personal experience. You may have a different experience … Continue reading Mumbai Police: 100 Calls To 100 With 100% Result
७०-८०-९० का दशक बड़ा ही रोचक था | केबल टीवी के पहले अख़बार और किताबें ही एक भारतीय का ज्ञान और मनोरंजन का ज़रिया था | हर रेलवे स्टेशन पे व्हीलर की दूकान हर तरह की किताबों का अड्डा था | ये किताबें अपनी सस्ते कागज़, कातिल तस्वीरें, अजब-गजब नाम और सस्ते दामों की वजह … Continue reading लौट आया है हिंदी पल्प फिक्शन
The 70s-80s-90s were a whirlwind time. Before cable television, newspapers and physical books were still what most Indians looked to for information and entertainment. At railways stations, the AH Wheeler stall was a prominent point where one could buy all sorts of books; especially Hindi pulp fiction. These books with their low-quality paper, striking graphics, … Continue reading Hindi Pulp Fiction Is Back With A Twist
Can you forget this? I am sure not! I have gone straight back in the 1990s when I used to chew this all day long. My parents and teachers were mad at me for doing this. This gum was a rage in India in those days. Youth across the country was chewing this gum. It … Continue reading This Gum Hold The Pieces Of My Past
If you're living in one of the developing countries or not so developed countries, time-banking might be a fresh new concept for you. Is it? I don't know about you but I came to know about it in 2013. I was doing some soul-searching in a hermitage when some people from developed foreign countries told … Continue reading Time-Banking: A Form Of Alternative Currency
2005 came as a major blow to an entire industry in the sin-city of India—Mumbai. The state government banned dance bars in the city. However, in 2015, by public demand and dance-bar owners, the ban was partially removed. The dancers, some of whom once earned six-figure sums every month and led lavish lifestyles, became domestic … Continue reading The Legend Of The Mumbai DANCE-BARS
First, my dear friend, listen to this beautiful song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GibiNy4d4gc Whenever I listen to this song, I think about MTNL that is the biggest public telecommunications service, provider. The company had a monopoly in Mumbai and New Delhi until 1992 when the telecom sector was opened to other service providers. Those were the days. Flashback! I remember getting a … Continue reading The Circle Of Life
This year, many parts of India are severely affected by floods. But if you observe closely, every year the story is almost the same. Across the globe, countries are facing natural calamities; especially flood. Flood is an overflow of a huge amount of water covering large areas causing destruction at the places affected. Many regions … Continue reading Nature Is Screaming, Are You Listening?
Percy, Pearl, Monaaz, Tinaaz, Zarin, Behram, Khusham, Minoo, Dinaz, Golom, Meher, Shireen, Natasha Delna, Oorvazi, Nainaz, Zubin, Kaizad, Yezdi, Dinyar, Arish and all such names are ringing in my head since morning! Why? Today is Persian new year. As I raised my hands to wish my Parsi friends, on social media, I had a better … Continue reading Arey Dikra, Let’s PARSI!
They gave their tomorrow for our today. Our army is on duty round the clock to protect and serve us. Nothing can repay them but a little bit of gratitude its good for payback. With this spirit, we made hundreds of THANK YOU cards for our brave soldiers with the support of friends and SOMEONE … Continue reading On 72nd Independence Day, We Made THANK YOU Cards For Indian Army
I believe in India because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. 72nd independence celebration in India—the onus is upon us to create the life, the nation, and the future we want for ourselves. https://www.facebook.com/someonesomewhereforyou/videos/868150500040149/
A common source of confusion when labeling generations are their age. Generational cohorts are defined—loosely—by birth year, not current age. The reason is simple—as people age, they change life stages. For example, a member of Generation X who turned 18 in 1998 would now be nearly 40. In that time, he or she cares about vastly … Continue reading Which Generation Are You?
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn’t do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It’s a beautiful way to … Continue reading Sharing Gratitude With My 500 Followers!
A brothel is a horrible place where men can spend a little money for a few minutes of sex, that will scar a woman for a lifetime. For decades, more than one million girls are enslaved in brothels throughout the world. They're enticed, deceived or kidnapped by traffickers and forced to work in red-light districts. Sex … Continue reading Ever Wondered What It’s Like Inside A Brothel?
I was born in 1979. I am fortunate to have witnessed several technological breakthroughs in life—color TV, VCR, walkman, cassette players, telephone, pager, desktop computers, mobile phone etc. Then came the 21st century and internet turned it around for us in India. As a child, I used to write letters to my penpals across India … Continue reading Get Ready For A Tech Revolution called POP
Ghazal is a form of poetry. It's my favorite and I remember listening to this poetry form since my childhood; thanks to my father. A ghazal may be understood as a poetic expression of both the pain of loss or separation and the beauty of love; in spite of that pain. But a ghazal has several … Continue reading The Neverending Ghazal Wave Of India
HORN OK PLEASE is a phrase commonly painted on commercial vehicles like trucks, in India. The purpose of the phrase is to alert a driver of a vehicle approaching from behind to sound the horn in case they wish to overtake. But unfortunately, no one knows the real meaning behind it and drivers keep painting it … Continue reading What Does HORN OK PLEASE Mean?
From the moment I saw this picture on the Twitter account of HH Dalai Lama, I am lost in the world of unlimited joy. This is a classic frame—both masters in one. HH is a reservoir of compassion, peace, and unlimited happiness, while Sachin Tendulkar brings a smile, joy, and a sense of pride in … Continue reading Union Of The Masters
I had an interesting conversation with a man who was helping me to find an address. He was keen to find out my caste. कहाँ के रहने वाले हो ? भारत । भारत के तो नहीं लगते। ये तेज, ये स्टाइल तो भारत का नहीं लगता । ना जी । यही का हूँ—मुंबई का । … Continue reading जाति कौनसी है ?
Ecstasy is often called the love pills because it heightens perceptions of color and sound and supposedly amplifies sensations when one touches or caresses another, particularly during sex. Blue Dolphin. White Mercedes. Green Star. Purple Transformer. White Rolex. These are just some of the names of these pills. But these pills often contain hallucinogens, which … Continue reading Never Touch LOVE PILLS Unless You Really Want To Get High
To my smoker friends, can you pretty please never again throw your cigarette butts on the street or down the drain? They are not biodegradable and are one of the biggest items of litter worldwide. Check out LeoNotHappy for more information.
I loved Hot Wheels as a child. I guess, all the kids 1980s or 1990s had the same feeling. I remember that I used to get one—from mother—each time I passed a school examination. I used to play with them for hours together and still have most of them with me. I was such a passionate car-monger … Continue reading Hot Wheel Of Memories
You can often see my greeting you with folded hands. Some people feel strange and they ask me why do I do this. I thought that a blog post will explain it better. As per ancient Indian tradition, greeting with folded hands is followed since time immemorial. The gesture is often said with Namaste and … Continue reading This Is Why I Always Fold My Hands
Paths are made by walking. The first question that hit me before even starting was that WTF happens by walking? Does peace come by walking? Are you crazy? All these questions were not from strangers but from the people whom I call family and friends. Very inspiring tough, but I couldn’t answer them at that … Continue reading Lemon Juice
It was my last day and we finally entered the beautiful city of Udaipur. We had completed walking more than 320 kilometers; without money. I was quite tired and feeling a little sick because of changing weather conditions – cool in the night and too hot in the day. On that, I had been drinking chilled … Continue reading Saturday Night Fever
It was almost 20 days and more than 300 kilometers of walking, begging, enjoying, connecting, getting surprised, experiencing acute compassion and witnessing miracles. We’re quite close to the grand city of Udaipur. We had just taken a nice cold bath in a sanctum. Although that was the first place where we were asked money but later … Continue reading Rise And Fall Of The Ego-Trip
We were warned about tribal men turned dacoits on the route. The route after the paradise was almost like a stone-desert. It was a long highway with very little green patches or villages around. This is the time that we got a little worried because there was no civilization around and top of that—the cult … Continue reading Angels In Disguise
The universe had kept a keen watch on us since the day we started and was always very benevolent. I was getting used to witnessing miracles every day and suddenly, there was one more. It so happened that we were not sure of our next destination, but just look at the miracle, one angel from … Continue reading Awakening In Paradise
I can call it a miracle or a divine design that a dream of connecting with a tribal family got fulfilled when I got to know we’re visiting such a family; deep in the forest of north Gujarat. Our host for the next two days was scheduled with a Muslim family inside the Balaram-Ambaji Wildlife … Continue reading Tribal Affair
Our next destination, as guided by a well-wisher, was to be a school—Lokniketan. We never thought that it’ll become a nostalgic memory. We thought it will be a small school but we’re all shocked as we set to find out the address of this school in Ratanpur; a small town in north Gujarat. The principal … Continue reading V.I.P. Treatment
We started walking in the early hours of the morning and this dog walked with us for almost an hour. He was like our guard or messenger or perhaps, God manifested in the form of a dog to support our cause. We had been given a lead to visit a family of socially neglected and … Continue reading The Untouchables
Our next stop was scheduled in a school in a sacred town—Siddhpur. This town is an ancient town most famous for performing religious rituals for deceased mother. This doesn’t happen anywhere in India, except here. This town also holds importance to the affluent Bohra Muslim community and also the largest producer of husk in the country. I … Continue reading On The Feet Of A Living Legend
A date-rape drug also referred to as a predator drug, is any drug that is an incapacitating agent which, when administered to another person, incapacitates the person and renders them vulnerable to a drug-facilitated sexual assault; including rape. One of the most common types is those in which a victim consumes a recreational drug such … Continue reading The Case Of The Date-Rape Drug
We left the community center early in the morning. There was no plan for the day. We just kept walking towards the highway. There was no one around except a team of stray dogs that were half asleep and half estranged. I was a little uncomfortable or let me put it straight, little scared. But … Continue reading Night In A Maternity Ward
Recently, there was a horrible incident of a rape in India. Rape—physical and mental—have been going around in the world since time immemorial. The whole social media of India is busy ranting about these rapes. People are busy blaming the government, rapists, new age, media, society, and even God. I am silent. I am don’t … Continue reading Rape: The Culture, Blame Game, And Silence
I had felt the pain of blisters long time ago and I knew how killer they are. The temperature was rising and I couldn’t walk much but we had to take our first break. Sheetal Sanghvi had suggested an ashram for our halt. Sitaram Ashram—near Gandhinagar—was a beautiful little ashram and a perfect for our break. … Continue reading The First Morsel
The night was wonderful and I got up early morning. It was quite cold outside. I was feeling like a ripe fruit; ready to roll. After a ritualistic prayer, we gathered at a place to begin. We prayed and took blessings of our dear mentors and friends. The time had come and I wore my … Continue reading The Beginning March
With the encouragement of my wife, I had agreed to participate in the walking pilgrimage but had not been getting ready mentally. I had joined a teaching institute but didn’t tell them that I have to leave for the walk in near future. I left it on the universe to guide me. I started reading … Continue reading Butterflies In Stomach
I was first introduced to the concept of walking in school. I read about the Salt March by our Father of Nation—Mahatma Gandhi; somewhere in the 1930s. I was quite indifferent to this march but always very inquisitive about the idea. While growing up, I often saw people walking in large numbers to pay a … Continue reading Pandora’s Box
College life was fun—friends, ocean, lust, fun, music, and a lot of intoxicants. And all this was bound by a common thread of a deep thirst of exploration. Back in the 1990s, drugs were sprawling in Mumbai. Psychedelic drugs were a rage. Although, it was only a privilege for the rich because of the high … Continue reading God Is Not In A Pill
The most damaging phrase in the language is—it’s always been done that way. Grace Hopper A group of scientists placed five monkeys in a cage, and in the middle, a ladder with bananas on top. Every time a monkey went up the ladder, the scientists soaked the rest of the monkeys with cold water. After … Continue reading The 5 MONKEYS AND A LADDER Experiment
You all have given me unprecedented support in following my blog but I am getting a little greedy and requesting you to like my Facebook page as well. Your ONE like will be valuable for me. Plus, I promise more interesting content and updates on the page. You can see the link of my page on … Continue reading I Invite You To Like My Facebook Page
I believe in India because we have great dreams, and because we have the opportunity to make those dreams come true. https://www.facebook.com/agastyakapoorpage/videos/950421068450581
It's a question that always haunts me. I am fortunate to have born in this era where I have sources of information, knowledge, and wisdom. I have Guru and I have Google. Google is an unmatched source of information and knowledge; no doubt about it. One can find answers to almost all the questions in … Continue reading Is Google Better Than Guru?
Why are you playing such loud music? We're celebrating our festival? Nice. Please tell me about it. It's our God's birthday. Who is your God? Buddha. But Buddha doesn't believe or preach in a personal God, as per my little knowledge? What? What do you mean by that? Forget it. But what are you celebrating? … Continue reading HBD Buddha! But When Were You Really Born?
Friends, don’t worry. There’s stressful peace in the Mumbai city. Everything is fine. I am alive. Everything is fine. Only a few people were dead, few got hurt, some public property was burnt, business is on a halt, transportation is closed. Everything is fine. Today, my city will be closed but the red-light area won’t … Continue reading Mumbai On Fire
यारों, चिंता ना करो | मुंबई में तनावपूर्ण शांति है | हाल-चाल ठीक-ठाक है, सब कुछ ठीक-ठाक है | मैं जिंदा हूँ और टाइगर भी | हाल-चाल ठीक-ठाक है, सब कुछ ठीक-ठाक है | कुछ माल जला, कुछ लोग मारें, कुछ परेशान हुए, धंदा ठप्प है - बाकी सब ठीक-ठाक है | हाल-चाल ठीक-ठाक है, … Continue reading मुंबई बंद
I am good at story-telling and hence, my wife always advised me to start a blog but I didn't do it. I only started a blog as late as 2017 and it has been a wonderful journey. I have written a blog post almost every day. I really enjoy writing. It's a beautiful way to … Continue reading 2017: Gratitude To All My Readers And Followers Across The Globe
Towards the end of the 21st century, the entire world came to an end. Man killed man destroyed all the lands and tried to be God. No one could make their way to the throne of the almighty, through their foolish ways. There was death all around and the destiny of mankind was unknown. There … Continue reading One God, One World
Shaman was a young, dynamic but confused man in his early 30s. He was an adventurous person, always looking out for variety, so much that he changed his name some years ago; for a change. His only problem was he could not be consistent. That evening he had been waiting for his girlfriend. His room … Continue reading Now You Know Y!
Mumbai, the financial capital of India, is called the city of dreams. It’s the home to around 20 million dreams. Dreams glittering like gold and sometimes like fool's gold. All lined one after the other like the queue of auto-rickshaws waiting for gas. Mumbai is the city which never sleeps; with destiny. The action is … Continue reading Mumbai
Our Father of Nation—Mahatma Gandhi—believed in reform not punishment and with this philosophy, Additional Director General (Prison) Bhushankumar Upadhyay and Jail Superintendent U.T. Pawar organized a workshop in the largest prison of South Asia—Yerwada Central Jail, Pune. When one commits a mistake in life, one has to pay a big cost for it. But it’s … Continue reading Prisoners Need Reform Not Punishment
I am a big fan of Bigg Boss for some years. Not that I am a sadist but this show is really entertaining and a useful lesson for a student of psychology; like me. A friend recently told me she doesn't like to watch this because she thinks that only insane people take part in … Continue reading Are Participants Of Bigg Boss Really Insane?
Kindness is one of the seven virtues. It can be defined as the righteous and caring attitude towards other. But the definition of the kindness does not limit to these two words only. It's a complex term to comprehend yet simplest to realize. Showing kindness towards others gives a feeling of joy and mirth to … Continue reading If You Are Looking For That One Act Of Kindness That Will Go Far, Read On!
Recently, India's top court banned the controversial law that allowed Muslim men to end the marriage by uttering talaq— Arabic word for divorce—three times. But what is this cult of instant divorce? A triple talaq is a form of Islamic divorce which has been used by Muslims in India. It allows any Muslim man to legally divorce his wife … Continue reading Triple Talaq—The Cult Of Instant Divorce In Islam
Ali was in his late teens, when he lost his father, in a cross-border terrorist combat. His father held an important position in the border security force. He was a brave soldier and had an epitaph in a small cemetery in his hometown, which was a very small village. Every day someone or the other … Continue reading Life After Death
Bhoomarlal Bhammarlal Johri was the bohemian of the village. He attended school, up to nobody knows what grade, but he was very interested in geography. He wasn't employed anywhere as such but earned some money by doing odd jobs. He was a very talkative person and very popular in his village, but he wasn't famous … Continue reading Language No Bar
It’s said that there is no better judge than our own conscience, but some people in this world still try to cheat others. At the end of it, they do not know whether they cheated the other person or cheated themselves. The silence of a person is often taken as his cowardice, but the conscience … Continue reading Hoodwinked
I am crying. I have been since morning. All night I witnessed my house being demolished and I just stood there a helpless feeble creature. So feeble, my existence did not seem to matter to the destroyers of this world. I could not even save my house. How am I supposed to save the nature? … Continue reading Homeless Again
College days bring back a lot of memories for one and all. Some make you laugh, some hurt and some are just like treading an emotional line. Irrespective of what they might bring out in you, they’re beautiful. So, when I received the invite for my college alumni meet, I could barely contain my excitement. … Continue reading HIV Positive
It was a fresh misty morning. I woke up and was going through my post. There was a letter from the Environment Ministry informing me about my promotion and transfer. I had been promoted as the Chief Conservator of Forests and transferred to Manas National Park in the north-eastern province of India. My happiness on … Continue reading Green Revolution
Josh was counting his last moments lying on the bed. He was bleeding and had no one around to help him. He lay there with a piece of paper in his fist, some last words scribbled on it with trembling hands. Although it was a not easily readable, it had something about his current state. … Continue reading Graveyard Flower
As far back as I remember, from around the age of 10, I had been the brightest child in the family. I was the light of my parents' eyes and a brilliant student at the school, very obedient and teachers loved me. I clearly remember my first victory, in the school sports day. I came … Continue reading Flashback
Shri was a young boy, born and brought up in the famous north-Indian city of Varanasi. He was a very reserved boy in his early school years. Varanasi is one the most religious cities of India. The holy river the Ganga attracts millions of tourists and worshipers every year. The sight by the riverside is … Continue reading Consolation Prize
On a bright Sunday morning, Sunish sat back, reading his favorite comic strip, in The Times of India. The cartoon series YOU SAID IT, by RK Laxman, had won the hearts of the masses—the reason was the character. The common man stood beside each incident in a common man's daily life. In the real democratic world, … Continue reading Common Man
True love never has a happy ending, because true love never ends. August believed the above quote to the core. He was very soft-spoken and sensitive. He was a jolly person but had a scar in his heart due to a break up he had gone through when in college. Years had passed, but the … Continue reading Comeuppance
I am a low-impact traveling freak and usually; I love to travel in train. This article is based on one of my travel experiences in north India. Bihar is a beautiful region in our country. It's full of contrast—a blend of loving and notorious people. As per the legend, if you're traveling across that region … Continue reading Objects In The Rear View Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear
Lakshya Vedh which means 'On Target' is the motto displayed on the emblem of the Indian Air Force, Squadron No.3 in the north Indian province which operates as a major close air support and reconnaissance unit. The base—called Cobras— is a usual military base except that it has a huge photograph of a young flying officer, Upkar … Continue reading Chocolate Hero
Every year, I see hundreds of advertisements that sell the idea of fairness. I don't know how fair it is in the 21st century but I surely know that it's a symbol of a regressive society that we're still holding onto. I think it's a dirty communication to the women. I mean, these advertisements clearly … Continue reading Regressive Topic Of Fairness In A Progressive Time
Roop was deep in his thoughts as he sat in the train, for his home. He kept his head on the wall. He had grown his hair long and a beard that gave him a scruffy look. A young kid, sitting next to him struck a conversation. Uncle, have you always had such long hair? … Continue reading Captain Farmer
It was a bright sunny day. Mrs. Kapoor was leaving for work when the phone rang. Good morning aunt, Maggie here. Oh! Good morning child. Maggie had called to inform her that she is would be coming to the city and staying with her for a couple of days. She was Mrs. Kapoor’s to be daughter-in-law. … Continue reading Beyond: Spirit Of A Woman
Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Buzz! Yes. Hi, this is the secretary, you are needed in the conference room after an hour for an important meeting with the president of the company. Will be there. It had been a wonderful day at work for Omi that day. He immediately started preparing for the meeting. The agenda was … Continue reading 22
I scored a distinction in SSC board. 78% was considered a very high percentage in 1995. School life was exciting but I was really very eager to finish school and enter college life. My teachers at school always wanted me to go to a very good college in the city, so I joined one of … Continue reading First Year Junior College
This photograph by an alert citizen—Abhay Azad—is haunting me. As soon as I saw this photograph, I rushed to the venue to meet this tree. My parents left us without any will and I know how difficult the life ahead is without a will. The photograph of this half-cut tree has many meanings for me—vulgar … Continue reading The Will Of A Dying Tree
I saw this photo somewhere on the internet. I don't know this happened. Is this real? Is this because of some photographic effect? Or is it something paranormal? But this in on my mind since I have seen it.
Paan is the pride of India—the favorite food after food. It's beautiful in colors and delicious in taste. It's a culture and is available in many sizes, tastes and the cost also vary. One vendor sells it for Rupees 1,000. It contains thin leaves of silver and gold. That's really insane but people are crazy … Continue reading Paan-Parade!
We're talking about two names of the same city. A city that has gone metamorphoses like none other. From a separate group of seven islands to one of the biggest cities in the world, this city has seen it all, shown it all. In 1782, a colonial project united all the seven islands into one, … Continue reading Bombay Vs. Mumbai
The Indian flag code is a set of laws that govern the usage of the Flag of India. The Bureau of Indian Standards is the authority which governs and enforces the manufacture and correct usage of the flag according to the certain standards issued in three sets of documents. The standards were created in 1968 … Continue reading The Flag Code Of India
This is one of my non-human stories and it's really cute. It’s about the naughty dog in our locality. His name is Laaloo. I don’t know who kept his name and why but it’s unique. It’s different from all regular English names people keep. Actually, I wonder why people usually give their pets English names. He's … Continue reading LAALOO Is The Name!
I was born in a lower-middle-class family who settled in Mumbai; after the partition of united India. Belonging to this social class has always been a blend of boon and curse for me. There was always anxiety, excitement, awe, fear, and so many emotions; especially in my early years. There were dreams, aspirations, etc. and one … Continue reading Moments At The Hotel Taj Mahal Palace
I experienced a moment of enlightenment while listening to one song of artist Bette Milder. I have heard it 100 times before but never realized that it has such a beautiful meaning. And it's so much relevant in today's time. We break traffic rules, litter, tell lies, speak ill about others, contribute to corruption, destroy the … Continue reading God Is Watching Us—From A Distance
I was traveling to CST by train one day and I saw this beautiful scene. My hand automatically went towards the camera to take capture this moment. It's a moment of irony, loneliness, pain, madness and so many other emotions that no one, other than the man himself, knows about. I don't know what happened … Continue reading First Class Loneliness
What is color? Color is the aspect of things that is caused by differing qualities of light being reflected or emitted by them. To see color, you have to have light. When light hits objects, some of the wavelengths are absorbed and some are reflected, depending on the materials in the object. The reflected wavelengths … Continue reading Science And Psychology Of Color
I was walking to the market this morning and on the way, I found 4 lemons in a square shape on the floor. They were crushed and I asked someone nearby about this phenomenon. He explained me that it was because somebody has bought a new car and he placed the lemons under the tire. … Continue reading Superstition Or Belief?
I brought a utensil today. It's a big aluminum tumbler to boil water and I did something which was very unusual, for the shopkeeper at least. I asked him to engrave my name on it. Cool, isn't it? But this was a custom many years back. I remember my parents getting their names engraved on the … Continue reading Living Ignorance, Dying Customs