Encountering a beauty..and holding on to it Love in the times of Facebook, Instagram and Tinder A splash of ‘roar’ at work An Unanswered Prayer

Travel is a great teacher, and wherever you go it becomes a part of you somehow. Wandering like a lonesome cloud in a land faraway where you are not accustomed to anything or anyone, elates your senses and widens your horizons. When I first started traveling a few years back, one of the first cities I visited was Bhubaneswar. What grabbed my immediate attention was the beautiful tribal arts adorning the city walls. I had never thought simple geometric patterns could look so stunning. A local had stopped by to explain that the art is called Saora. This ethnographic art…

It was a cold stormy winter day in Aizawl. The hotel that I was staying in is about 30 kms away from the Lengpui Airport. What usually takes an hour, took about 2.5 hours to get to the airport that day. All this while I was frantically praying that I don’t miss the flight. Breathlessly, I somehow reached the check-in counter, just in time, only to learn that all flights from Aizawl were cancelled that day, and that we’d need to go back to the kiosk outside to re-book our flights and arrange for a place to stay. Two hundred-ish…

Whenever you travel to Singapore, I recommend take the late night flight. You cannot miss the island nation dotted with myriad orange lights which outline the ‘Lion city’. It’s like the rush of caffeine that jerks you from a lazy snooze. As soon as I stepped out of the airport – a warm whiff of breeze suggested a warm day. Taxis are abundant. I always preferred the “comfortdelgro’s” suave blue cabs over Uber. The drivers, those fine, friendly chaps, love to talk. For a 15 minutes ride, they can teach you 150 things to do and avoid in the little…

I love wearing black whenever I can. ​It perfectly poised and commands sophistication without demanding excessive maintenance. Yesterday, I spilled some tea on my dress. Thankfully the color dominated the stain. ​I would have dwelled on the brink of discomfort but this time the oddity of the niggling accident brought forth a lesson. (These valuables are deemed the God of Small things) Juan is a great friend and was an exceptional co-worker – until sometime back when he resigned after being diagnosed with carcinoma. We meet often and we hang-out for long. I don’t know how he can still be so jubilant.…