[East Jerusalem. December 2016.] I’m seated at my usual table in the Educational Bookshop, in their little café section upstairs, with a pile of books and a chocolate milkshake. It’s December and the shop is adorned with Christmas decorations. Sitting … Continue reading One Evening at the Bookshop
[Delhi Diaries. June 2013.]
I arrived at Ben Gurion Airport to find a surly security guard waiting by the entrance. He asked me a couple of questions that lead up to, “Did you ever travel to the West Bank?” “Yes,” I replied; it’s not illegal, after all. Continue reading “From Jerusalem to Delhi”
I spent a good chunk of September back home in Chennai, India, which partly explains why I haven’t added anything to this space for over a month. Back when I used to live in Chennai, my friends and I regularly whined … Continue reading Of Cinema, Literature & the National Anthem
It was rainy, gloomy and cold when I arrived in Budapest in the spring of 2014. Not exactly the kind of weather that leaves travellers jumping for joy. And yet that didn’t change the fact that Budapest is, as Anthony … Continue reading Visual Diary: Miles from Budapest
While rummaging through the heaps of files & folders cluttering my computer, I came across photographs from a trip to Paris in Autumn 2014. I haven’t been back since, but rediscovering these photos definitely makes me want to go again… … Continue reading Visual Diary: Parisian Evenings
[Chennai Diaries. December 2012.] I’m all about change; I thrive on it. I’ve grown up all across the country, moving every two years, attending six different schools. It’s an adventure, and it beats doing the same-thing-every-other-day-for-the-rest-of-my-life. Except at times like … Continue reading Going Backwards
Chennai, India. 1998. The family crowds around the scrumptious feast on the living room floor. It is June; outside, the sun shines down upon the city of Madras unforgivingly. Crows screech, dogs nap in the shade, and over-ripe mangoes hang … Continue reading Mangoes, Overripe.