It was almost a month since Sunil had migrated to the city in search of some work. After the stillness of his village, the traffic, the crowds, and the vastness of the city had scared him for a while. But soon he fell in love with the Life of this city. Most of all. with the lifelines of this hustling-bustling city, the trains! Continue reading Accepted
He playfully ruffles my hair, leans in closer to kiss my forehead but suddenly stops short. I hold his gaze and watch as the ghost of the laugh we just shared gets eclipsed by intense thoughts. I know what he is thinking…and maybe he is right. Continue reading The fate bleeds…
The first drops of heavenly nectar fall freely from the dark grey clouds leaving the soil wet, the trees green, the air fresh with the natural fragrance and the breeze cool. The farmers rejoice at last and the plough is employed, the bulls thrust through the wet earth. Sadly, now the mangoes will disappear There is a new freshness and enthusiasm in the atmosphere. Continue reading Rain Rain…
Sion. I hated my topic for Surface Exploration Project in Modern Archaeology. I was absolutely certain there won’t be anything unique or interesting about the sleepy town of Sion. And boy…how wrong was I!
My research project on Sion was a huge success and has been the turning point of my life. Quite literally. From getting my research published in Bombay Local History Society’s Journal to conducting a Heritage Walk for UNESCO, Sion has given me a lot of triumphs!
ये एक पोस्ट मेरे सायन के नाम…Here’s a sneak-peek into Sion!
Continue reading Sion my love…my pride. Thank you for everything!
What a day today! It’s raining cats and dogs all over Maharashtra and as the ‘life line’ of Mumbai had crumbled, I’m sure most of us would have spent a beautiful day at home, enjoying these torrential rains! Well..I had an amazing day most certainly.
I got stuck, paddled my way through the railway tracks which were waterlogged, made some new friends and finally got home by afternoon. And the rest of the day was very cosy and relaxed. I got to spend time with my family and we played board games! It was amazing and this has inspired me..hope you guys like it 🙂
Continue reading Timeless Moments..
Mumbai locals, a much cliched topic in a Mumbaikar’s life! Nearly everyone has at least once traveled in the cramp packed ‘life-line’ of Mumbai.
It won’t be an exaggeration to say that the trains are more like a battle field! You have to charge inside bellowing your battle cries “chala chala laukar uttra” ( alight fast) or “andar jao na!” (Go inside). And likewise you have to be armed with your strong will, your elbows and anything and everything that might help you to cut your way across the ‘enemy line’ (people who are standing in the door to alight at the next station). Continue reading Ten Commandments of the Mumbai locals!