I just returned from a friend’s place. We had a long mid- afternoon chat during which she offered me tea. Her domestic help Raju was summoned and was asked to get us some tea and light refreshment. We continued to chat and soon an appetizing aroma filled the room. And no sooner Raju walked […]
Aamchi Mumbai – A city that props up many different connotations for different people. A city that never sleeps, the Spirit of Mumbai, Never say die, City of dreams, Bollywood dreams – the list can go on.
Having stayed in this city since childhood, there is one phrase that has caught my attention regularly – […]
Jugaad – is a metaphor which in general ascribes devious and aberrant connotations to our native Indian creativity. Jugaad is a Hindi word meaning an innovative short term fix. It’s an improvised solution using ingenuity and resourcefulness, often due to very limited resources. When we talk about Jugaad innovation, we are referring to the mindset […]
Just when I was pleading with the guy who held me for a ransom that I would never ever have dinner at the five star hotel…, the calling bell rang. I woke up to heavy breathing. “Thank god!! it was just a terrible night mare”. I pinched and said to myself, I am glad […]
Man, essentially, by nature is a nomad!
Moving from one place to other for work, leisure, adventure, to discover, to seek, nurture, experience, to re-engineer, for love, entertainment, or simple just be! Forever embarking on a new journey towards exploration and evolution. The human impulse to travel is innate.
For reasons obvious or not, in today’s […]
When one talks about a journey, we usually start from one place and end at another. In the last 25 years I have made a journey that started and continues to be in the same place. While I have held stead-fast to who I was, the place has changed. And it is not […]