The visual perks of a Cuffe Parade office in Mumbai

Tucked away at the southern tip of Mumbai, Cuffe Parade is one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the city. It is named after T.W. Cuffe, an official of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which was created during the British rule to improve the city’s infrastructure after a deadly epidemic. Home to the high-profile World … Continue reading The visual perks of a Cuffe Parade office in Mumbai

The fragile wilderness of Maharashtra Nature Park

The Maharashtra Nature Park, more popular by the name of Mahim Nature Park, is a modern-day achievement of a landfill site transformed into a green haven. As you follow the meandering trails of this mildly dense forest, you wonder if an animal is lurking behind those tree barks. There are various kinds of reptiles in … Continue reading The fragile wilderness of Maharashtra Nature Park

The worlds of Marquez and a Gabo enthusiast

“…because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth” “It was the last that remained of a past whose annihilation had not taken place because it was still in a process of annihilation, consuming itself from within, ending at every moment but never ending its ending” “Thus … Continue reading The worlds of Marquez and a Gabo enthusiast

When in Barog hill station, do nothing

Yeah, that’s what I did – nothing; I slept like an infant, ate like a wolf and trekked with wanderlust. Nestled in oak and pine forests, Barog is a pristine hill station on the Kalka-Shimla highway. It’s about half-an-hour drive from Kasauli, another short holiday destination. Did you know a British engineer, whose name was … Continue reading When in Barog hill station, do nothing

Photo Album – Beyond books, Jaipur’s Diggi Palace

Jaipur's Diggi Palace, an erstwhile 19th century residence of a royal family, has been an unrelenting host to the city's famous literary festival for years. If you had the time, like I did, to look away from the discussions about books and writing, the "star" authors and the melee of visitors, the palace has a … Continue reading Photo Album – Beyond books, Jaipur’s Diggi Palace