In a rare showing, Delhi gets a glimpse of indigenous art from National Gallery of Australia

New Delhi’s National Gallery of Modern Art is currently showing masterpieces from Australia’s indigenous artists – a rare, large-scale project that is not only a precursor to the upcoming Australia-India Fest, but also part of India’s long-standing initiative of cementing ties with other nations through the realm of art and culture. In the recent past,…

Dispatch from an e-rickshaw

There is nothing exotic about a woman riding a battery-run rickshaw on Delhi’s roads; except it is relatively new, and definitely extraordinary. But we take time to accept new things – don’t we? – lost as we are in our little bubbles, stretching them to infinity as if it’s a day job. Especially some gentlemen…

A spicy debut at Delhi’s Potbelly Café

If you have a pot belly and hate spicy food, chances are you’re on the right path to lose some extra kilos. But there’s one condition – you would have to visit The Potbelly Rooftop Café in south Delhi’s Shahpur Jat area. Apparently famous for serving Bihari cuisine, the café makes food that is uniformly…

Media Talk – Rohtak rape vs Delhi polls

On Feb. 7, a side bar of an English newspaper published the story of a mentally unstable woman who was brutalised, raped and murdered in Haryana. The lead was Delhi’s elections – a tight contest between Aam Admi Party’s Arvind Kejriwal and his challenger Kiran Bedi, the chief ministerial candidate for the BJP. Why a…

Autumn jog

It is believed that the biggest stories to write about are in your backyard. Now if you turn the page that contains this news reportage truism, you’d find that the most memorable and human experiences are in your back lane too. Most likely they’re unexpected and rarely part of a high-priority investigative assignment that you…

Why blogging?

I am a 28-year-old online journalist living in Delhi since my birth. I took to blogging because I needed a language that broke boundaries of a regular news story or feature, where I could record my impressions about places and experiences that necessarily didn’t need a ‘peg’ or a concrete idea. Where there are no…