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Protests are fine, Filth isn’t

While flipping news channels to gather some headlines, I paused on the India Today channel because they were showing how Delhi police and para military forces were clearing up the Shaheen Bagh area. Shaheen Bagh had gained fame or notoriety depending on whether you agreed or disagreed with them, during the anti-CAA protests and the … Read more Protests are fine, Filth isn’t

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Glad that BJP lost Delhi

Disclaimer : Don’t let the title fool you. I remain a huge fan of Mr. Modi irrespective of what happens in any poll. For me he is the greatest Prime Minister India has known and will know in a long long time. Yes, Lal Bahadur Shastri ji didn’t get enough time in the role otherwise … Read more Glad that BJP lost Delhi

Garbage Molehills become Mountains !

In October I had a speaking session in Sarita Vihar and took the Gurgaon-Faridabad Pahadi road that connects to Delhi near the Manav Rachna University. I didn’t notice anything very different on the road that we have cycled several times during 2009-10. I fondly recollected our first ride with the PedalYatri group to Mangar and … Read more Garbage Molehills become Mountains !

Two Train Journeys and The Changing Indian Railways

For many people, the best thing that came from the colonial rule was the Indian Railways. Unfortunately I don’t think the colonial rule did anything good because it fundamentally made us believe that our culture and traditions were inferior. The railways would have anyway come to India at some point in time, it didn’t need … Read more Two Train Journeys and The Changing Indian Railways

Kumbh 2019 – Hope, Pride and all things Spiritual

On Feb 7th, we visited the Kumbh mela at Prayagraj ….one of the items on my list of 50 for this year and our bucket list. The visit happened because Vandana’s friends were visiting on these dates and we immediately did the booking. We are so glad that we did visit the Kumbh because it … Read more Kumbh 2019 – Hope, Pride and all things Spiritual

Postcards from the 13th trip … Gurgaon to Hyderabad

We have done this trip a dozen times before today :):). Crazy? Yes. Normal is boring. Krishnan and I love to drive and long distance trips are very dear to us. Today we are on our way to Hyderabad. Our 12th trip on this route was on June 8th last year … the day my … Read more Postcards from the 13th trip … Gurgaon to Hyderabad

Pooch’s New Poop-street

In the last couple of weeks, it has been raining almost everyday. So Mom and I have had to find the window between two showers to do our morning walk. Sometimes the regular walking path inside our condominium complex has tiny pools of water which take a little while to drain out. One such day, … Read more Pooch’s New Poop-street

Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018

As part of our ShikshaDaan Yatra in May, we went from Allahabad to Varanasi on the 15th of May. First, getting out of Allahabad was a nightmare as we got into the market area where the already narrow road became even more narrower due to the pushcart vendors. I kept cursing as people drove recklessly, … Read more Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018

May 2017 Vs May 2018 – Cleanest Vs Dirtiest

In May 2017 we went to Vizag. For Krishnan and I Vizag has special memories as I was working with NIIT Vizag at the time that we met and fell in love. We have spent many hours sitting at the beach and Krishnan’s birthday in 1990 was celebrated at Hotel Dasapalla in Vizag. In 1990, … Read more May 2017 Vs May 2018 – Cleanest Vs Dirtiest