The ill-fated adventure

Drowned thoughts of an imaginative mind

Every good story starts with a challenge. A goal which both inspires and spreads fear, hints of danger and adventure in equal measures – unconquered & unfathomed mountains and unbeatable adversaries. For us it was Ganga, a river synonymous with everything Indian, the very reason of existence for over a 1 billion human beings. But no, the challenge in question today is not spiritual  or religious in nature , even though those who seek to unravel the mysteries of “The Orient”, might be interested to…

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Narendra Modi

Why you should vote for Narendra Modi?

With time, I have felt we the people of India have a sense of ingratitude towards the nation and which I see as the biggest challenge of our nation. We have so many divisions among people on the lines of class, caste & religion that we neither have an affinity towards our fellow Indians nor for our places we live. If I am not mistaken, we do not bother and care for staircase of our building where people litter, spit and even pee, with total…

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Chossing a Domain Name

Buy the domain that is already taken

In the middle of night yesterday, I got a business ideas and in a sea of random thoughts decided to register a domain name. I jumped from bed, opened my laptop and headed for a domain registrar with excitement to register it 1st on the web. However, my excitement went down as I found my domain had already been taken. The disappointment of losing out the chance makes me write this post for people in same situation. Unless you have some crazy words in mind,…

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That Girl with Blue Newspaper

That girl with a blue newspaper

“Excuse me, that’s a ladies seat.” came a polite but affirmative wave of sound in my ears. I knew it was coming and was deliberately behaving as if I didn’t hear. But as with most people in such situation, my jerkiness was very evident. “Excuse me!!” This time it was rude and I was forced out of chivalry and politeness to get up from the seat reserved for women. By this time, the woman had on display all kinds of ugly faces, had already labelled…

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Nimbu Paani

Nimbu Paani

Mumbai always had new stories to tell in every nook and corner. Some of these stories have been epic and historic if you know the likes of Dawood Ibrahim, Dhirubhai Ambani or Sachin Tendulkar. I was no different and aspire to become a story to be told in Summer of 2008. Mumbai gave me a feeling of making an extraordinary out of ordinary. It arises your dreams, gives you wing and there you go flying in the air. But there are men who crash as…

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The Happy Accident

The Happy Accident

“I hate it when I have to kiss you like it’s last time”, sad a disappointed Chaanak after a passionate kiss to Pankhudi. They are about to leave the hotel as she catches the train at Dadar Station for Jaipur. Phone rings, “Taxi is here, Sir”, said the receptionist from the other end. “Ikshu, I am worried I may miss the train. Dad is reaching home tomorrow morning.” It was last week of December 2009 and Pankhudi had come to Mumbai from Jaipur for a 3…

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I Wanna be You

“Get Ready Soon. I don’t want to miss my daughter’s glory moment”, shouted Mr. Singh to Mrs. Singh & their 10 year old shy off-spring Chaanak as they embark upon a 200 km journey to see their daughter Samara representing school in a debate competition.  Mr. Singh, a LML Vespa middle-class citizen of 90’s, has hired a Ambassador Car (Yes, it’s a car) for this special moment. For Singhs excluding Chaanak, it was like their daughter was appearing for a Miss India Contest. “Dad, can…

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Delhi Bites

Delhi Bites

I have always been a travel freak. I owe this part of my genes to my father who was himself one. This has allowed me to develop a great sense of appreciation of joy and nuisances of travel alike. Having visited almost 80% of India on travel pursuits, I believe I have developed a very good sense of understanding of various parts of the country. Delhi has definitely one of best learning experience in terms of cross-cultural amalgamation and so called weird expectations for any…

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