Bangalore Days

That was a beginning of my love for the South Indian creations. They are more content driven, touching and definitely leave a hangover. If it wasn’t for that one evening of crazy, I don’t think I’d ever truly enjoy my first experience of a south Indian film.

Durgã, the unassailable

Durgã, is one of the most impressive, beautiful, and formidable warrior goddesses of the Hindu pantheon. Her story is the victory of good over evil. As ‘Mahishasurmardini’ she slays the buffalo demon who threaten the stability of the cosmos. She is also the Divine Mother protecting all from evil and misery. Durgã is not the... Continue Reading →

Mahalaya – Of what I remember

Mahalaya is an auspicious day for Bengalis all over the world. It is the beginning of Durga Puja. It is believed on this day Debi Durga had descended earth with her children. As a kid growing up in a Muslim country, my parents always made sure they taught me the roots and where I came... Continue Reading →

The unwithered smile.

On a sunny afternoon, I accompanied my sister for her performance at Nandan for Rabindranath Tagore's birthday celebrations. Nandan has always been a super favorite place for me as it is the hub of different forms of cultural exhibits. I was basically accompanying my sister to capture a video of her performance. I secured the... Continue Reading →

Taxi… Yellow taxi 🚖

On a blaring hot summer morning, I woke up to my boss's text. "Where are you?" Shit..... I forgot about the quarterly meet. Within 30 mins, I rushed out of home checking for an Uber. The surge price almost gave me a heart attack. Just then a yellow taxi stopped by. Since the app based... Continue Reading →

He sipped on his lemon tea sitting too close beside me, our knees touching occasionally.

This time its been a crazy start to Pujo... For those of you who don’t know...  Durga Puja festival marks the battle of goddess Durga with the shape-shifting, deceptive and powerful buffalo demon Mahishasura, and her emerging victorious. We hopped around almost 8-9 pandals in one day. Mostly the south ones namely Polli mangal, jodhpur park,... Continue Reading →

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