"That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet."-Jhumpa Lahiri I have been to Dehra with Rusty, to London with Tridib, to Lahore with Nida, to Lucknow with Amma Bi, to Afghanisthan with Hassan, to Kashmir with Shalini, and to pre partition India with so many that I can't even remember. … Continue reading Books Are My Escape- Here’s Why!
"Mujhe khabar thi mera intizar ghar mein raha,Yeh haadsa tha ki main umr bhar safar mein raha."-Mir Taqi Mir Last night while going through my gallery I was filled with nostalgia and I realised 'life's not a bed of roses.' In fact, it's far from it and the thought left me thinking and I even … Continue reading Let’s Take A Virtual Trip!
"Janab-e-'kaif' ye Dilli hai 'mir' o 'ghalib' kiYahan kisi ki taraf-daariyan nahin chalti"-Kaif Bhopali The land of Ghalib, the city that introduced Mir to love, the city that gave us Amir Khusro, Delhi still has Urdu in its soul and is the city that gave the world authors like Amrita Pritam and Khushwant Singh, and … Continue reading Dilwalon Ki Dilli- An Ode To My City
You know what? No matter how much I try writing about this song I will always fall short. That's because it is so much more than just that, a song. It is a melody that always manages to pull the strings of our heart and a song that takes us back to the beautiful moments … Continue reading Decoding A Soulful Melody- Iktara
Premchand is a writer I have grown up reading. A fond memory that I have of him is reading his stories in Hindi in my school years. I remember every year there was at least one story by him in my syllabus and although the reason then used to be teaching us morality, his stories … Continue reading Stories On The Village By Premchand
Here's the thing! I have been mislabeled and misunderstood by a lot around me and I am sure some of you will be saying, I relate! You can call this a confession, or a few experiences clubbed or maybe just something coming straight from the heart and the pen of someone who does not identify … Continue reading Confessions Of An Old Soul