After a long while, I decided to sketch a little something this weekend, using a photograph I'd taken at Gandhi Smriti as a reference. Back when I lived in Delhi, Gandhi Smriti was a place I enjoyed visiting. Not particularly because of Gandhi himself or the tragic events that transpired there, but because of the… Continue reading Sunday Sketchbook
This blog post was featured on the official Frankfurt Tourism site. Around mid-June, I returned to Frankfurt for a couple of days. I hadn't been back since that year I'd spent living there, in 2014-15. And what timing, too. After a spell of rain, the sky was glorious that weekend, rainbows and all. Here's… Continue reading Visual Diary: A Weekend in Frankfurt
I've always had a tendency to grossly overpack. When I moved to the US, I took three large, overflowing suitcases with me. As if they didn't have everything I needed (and more) in America. During my trips to Bangladesh and Costa Rica, I was the uncool one stuck lugging my heavy suitcase around potholes and up… Continue reading A Little Travel Doodle
[Denver Diaries. September 2011.] Caitlin mentioned that she experienced "reverse culture shock" upon returning to California after spending two years in Uganda. I get what she meant. I had no culture shock whatsoever when I first arrived in the United States, but after a summer in Costa Rica, Spain and France, it's going to take… Continue reading Of Lists and Things
In a matter of mere minutes, his behaviour transforms from loving to abusive. She suffers the blows silently, even in her misery playing the part of the obedient, respectful wife. A woman is chided by society for her loud and brash manner; background music meant to tug at one’s heartstrings accompanies the sermon they deliver… Continue reading My Article on The Hindu thREAD
A few years ago, I volunteered with an NGO in Jerusalem that cares for people with varying levels of intellectual disability, including Down Syndrome and autism. I had tumbled into it with no prior experience or knowledge of Hebrew, and I wasn’t sure what to expect or how I would respond. The originally-planned 3-month trip turned… Continue reading What is ‘Normal’, Anyway?
[Delhi Diaries. October 2012.] Three months since I moved to Delhi and started my first full-time job. I have things on my mind, a lot of them possibly nonsensical : 1. A (surprisingly painless) first - I got a tattoo! 2. I'm tired of Facebook activism. 3. Delhi schools ought to stress on the use of the "magic words"… Continue reading Stuff
“When tea becomes a ritual, it takes its place at the heart of our ability to see greatness in small things. Where is beauty to be found? In great things that, like everything else, are doomed to die, or in small things that aspire to nothing, yet know how to set a jewel of infinity in… Continue reading Sketchbook: Tea & Biscuits