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Through our childhood and youth, we’ve all tried our hand at different kinds of hobbies and games. I was no different. From pottery to oil painting, swimming to croquet, I was quite enthusiastic. Few of them stuck with me, and few others dropped off naturally. The process of…

I had a physiotherapy appointment today. Thanks to over-enthusiasm on the jogging track last evening, I tore a tendon in my right foot. But there was nothing to worry. My physiotherapist is an amazing lady. She’s not only a credible professional but also a lovely human being. I…

On my way to work, I often cross the BMC’s (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) bright green truck collecting garbage from designated points. There are four such points through my 2 km route in Mumbai’s coastal suburb of Bandra. Usually three to four staffers load the garbage onto the truck,…

It was a Sunday morning. In the mood for a light and flavorful breakfast, my husband and I drove down to the hub of authentic South Indian cuisine in Mumbai – King’s Circle in Matunga. As we managed to find a table for two in one of the…

Last evening, as I sat down with my cup of freshly prepared coffee, I found myself reminiscing the year gone by. It wasn’t hard to observe that 2018 had been a year of remarkably heterogeneous experiences across continents. Cruising on the Seine waters, I marvelled at the impeccably…

The view from the top of a terrace, balcony, fort, building, tower, or mountain range is an engaging and beautiful sight. I believe there is something cathartic about a bird’s eye view. My earliest memories of enjoying panoramic views go back to my hostel life in Delhi. At…

During my maiden trip to Europe, I took long walks along the immaculately preserved historic buildings on the banks of Seine river in Paris, a UNESCO world heritage site. On one of the days, while I was walking across the city’s scenic hill area called Montmartre, I chanced…

Majority of us associate libraries with our school and college days. I remember entering the school library with my classmates during our compulsory ‘library period’. During graduation and after, it was commonplace to see the university library filled to capacity just before semester examinations. A place of ‘study’…