Warm Vanilla Sugar, And Other Things

“CALVIN: This whole Santa Claus thing just doesn't make sense. Why all the secrecy? Why all the mystery? If the guy exists why doesn't he ever show himself and prove it? And if he doesn't exist what's the meaning of all this? HOBBES: I dunno. Isn't this a religious holiday? CALVIN: Yeah, but actually, I've got... Continue Reading →

Six Times Over

Maybe it's time for me to stop blogging - this is a thought that came to me many times during this year. Simply because of the fact that it's been 6 years since I started and I'm not sure how far I've come. Although this doesn't come from a sense of worthlessness that dominated 2013... Continue Reading →

Day 6: Inflation

It's very hot in the train. I have been sleeping on the uppermost berth, so it's even hotter. There is greater activity this time than the last because a group of 50 Maharashtrians are in our compartment too. The chatter is nice, friendly, and full of camaraderie. I wake up and realise that the whole... Continue Reading →

Day 5: Flight

Venturing out into a new city is both, frightening and exciting, at the same time. You never know what might happen to you, but you also don't know what you're going to find. Probably a new place, an experience to take back home, an incident that you can reflect on or narrate as a story... Continue Reading →

Day 4: Dreams

I read a story today written by a fellow blogger/writer. It was anonymous so I don't know who wrote it. To put it loosely, it was a story about a girl whose dream is shattered. She is contemplating the whys and hows of what happened to her. It was a simple story but the gravity... Continue Reading →

Day 3: Who do I think I am?

An elephant. But more on that later. In context, I am a tourist who did many tourist-y things today. And if this is going to be one of those posts where I go through the places I visited, it would be very boring for me to write. Who wants to know how beautiful the tea... Continue Reading →

Day 2: Going Away

Day 2 I think what is most striking to a Mumbaikar who travels outside Mumbai is how time just slows down. I have a feeling that if they didn't look at their watches, they can safely finish half a day's work in what would really be 3 hours or so. Where does this grand assumption... Continue Reading →

Day 1: Deflation

Disclaimer: This series is not a blow by blow account of what I did on my recent vacation nor is it a quick perusal for getaways and rates for hotels and sight-seeing. This series is the reflection of what was on top of my mind when I was travelling. It was written in real-time, at... Continue Reading →

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